" Analysis of a political cartoon
It does not matter what their race or culture is, any artist should be able to paint whatever they please to. It is part of their constitutional right to form any sort of expression they want to. They should not be limited or refrained. They are free to exercise this law, but of course someone will use this as their advantage and paint stuff that others will find offensive. But this does not mean it should be removed. Why is it fair that you get to exercise this freedom but not the artist? So even if the artwork is bad and offensive, that should not be the excuse to remove and destroy it. It will not bring any good or justice and it violates the
By continually representing the Muslim or the Arab as the heartless villain, even cartoon movies contain a biased perspective against the Muslim image in America. All that glitters is not gold, and this is true for films fresh off the reels of Hollywood, as some contain an unfair perspective of Muslims.
The cartoonists are the main social group portrayed in the cartoon “On Satire” by Joe Sacco, which is published in The Guardian. “On Satire” portrays other cartoonists as obnoxious, insensitive cavemen who often cross the line between satire and just outright offensive mockery of the religious beliefs of Muslims. The purpose of the cartoon is to ridicule the black and white way of representation of all Muslims as terrorists. Also he is aiming to get cartoonists to convince governments and news outlets to consider ways in which to stop terrorism by understanding why terrorism exists instead of just eradicating all Muslims and hoping that terrorism dies with them.
As an artist, one should have the opportunity to freely express themselves in any way necessary. It is difficult however, to know what is offensive nowadays, and an artist isn’t going to know what someone thinks of their work until they put it out on display for people to view. In an interview, Cox describes herself as basically being fearless, she mentions that she “is not afraid of anything; doesn't second guess herself; not afraid to put things out there; and isn't trying to tip toe around” (Spellman College, “Interview with Renee Cox”). Her statement describes who she is and what she does perfectly because it shows that she really puts herself into her pieces, not only literally, but figuratively, and is able to really stand by what she creates because it symbolizes what she believes
The freedom of expression is an idea that all humans want. However, the same people that cherish this freedom will try to regulate and infringe on the rights of others to express themselves. One of the main methods of expression is through the usage of written words. Many people try to censor words by banning books and documents. An example of this is Art Spiegelman's graphic novel Maus II. In this novel, Art describes his grandfather's experience in the infamous concentration camp known as Auschwitz. Spiegelman uses a graphic choice that turns nationalities/religions into specific animals and many other methods. Maus II should not be banned for its graphic choices because these decisions do not lessen the seriousness of the message, nor does it provide an image too dark for the audience
I do think the group that does use the secrecy stamps would be offended by the cartoon because like all things people don’t like to be proven that there are to be put to blame or judged. They would be offended because they would feel like they are not properly represented. Where people that can’t put a counter argument we also feel they are false represented and cannot be able to justify their actions. Once again a lot of people don’t take lightly when people become assaulted to anything negative about them because it looks bad against them and their peers. That would mean that they were wrong and their reasons for doing that would also be wrong. So they would overall be offended by
The original hit show, All in the Family featuring Carroll O’Connor (Archie), Jean Stapleton (Edith), Rob Reiner (Michael) and Sally Struthers, (Gloria) is an American sitcom that challenges numerous controversial topics during its era. This specific episode “Archie’s Branded” aired on February 24th 1973 and was about the bunker family being “branded” with a swastika painted on their front door. When going to retrieve the news paper, opening the door, Archie, realizes someone has painted a swastika on his door with a note that said, “This
In mid two thousand and eight, a New York magazine had circulated a controversial political cartoon targeting the White House’s current residents, the President, and first lady. Within weeks many other news companies like CBS, NBC, and even Huffington post had some sort of written article on this controversy. This though had been one of many controversial cartoons they had circulated throughout their years of business. When they had circulated this one though they didn’t expect that big of a backlash. For them to keep their cartoon on the front page they had a lot of explaining. This led to interviews and more publicity for their cartoon in question.
While Stan Lee was an editor for Timely (the comic book company to later become Marvel), the comic book industries began to be attacked by people who thought that they weren’t good for children.
Summary: A popular Egyptian cartoonist by the name of Islam Gawish was arrested on Sunday while at work at the Egypt News Network by the Interior Ministry of Egypt. They claimed that he was
Should the variant cover art for DC comics, Batgirl # 41, be censored? Yes, the cover art, by the artist Rafael Albuquerque should be censored. Although, Rafael's art was inspired from the original dark and violent story The Killing Joke by Alan Moore, that kind of violence, in a picture, is not very well received. Many women who viewed this work found it very upsetting because it implied that the Joker was going to seriously harm Batgirl. Even though the Joker hurt and crippled Barbara Gordon, whose alias is Batgirl, in the story, the fact is, if you did not want to read that, you didn’t have to. However, with thousands buying and reading the comic book, many women faced what they considered blatant disrespect by DC comics.
The cartoon also has a caption that says "Make The First Lady Great Again." While many people found the cartoon to be very funny, others are quite offended by it. There were people saying that they did not support Obama, but the cartoon went too far. Ben Garrison is the person who drew the cartoon. People have accused him of being racist and misogynistic. Ben has openly expressed his support for Donald Trump.
Since the times of the Persian Empires, propaganda has been an effective tool for forces of the State government, or other institutions trying to spread a political message, usually for militarily or humanitarian missions. In modern times, propaganda has taken a new face with the Internet, but during the 1940’s one of the most effective types of propaganda was the use of comic books. Currently comic books are used around the world to spread the message of peace, war, and even religion. For example, in Egypt a comic book is used to spread the word of Islam and what a true Muslim should act like in accordance to Allah. Catholic undertones are used in comic books to spread a message of Christianity to people in an interesting way, with bloody action. In Bosnia and Herzegovina during the Bosnian War, Superman was used to get out awareness of landmines to the people in affected areas. Comic Books are an effective form of propaganda because they are meant to be interesting, and the superheroes show people how they should be acting during times of strife. Throughout the history of comic books, they have been unifying and brought people together and light to certain messages for people from different countries, cultures, and ethnicities.
In modern society, comics are viewed as lowbrow, simple constructions of words and images, which are primarily used for recreation. Although some progress has been made in familiarizing