Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Redacted cartoon


This cartoon has been redacted but we can assure you that it was very, very funny.

We were all faced with an unfamiliar word last week: redaction, the editing out of certain "sensitive" details from the newly released MPs' expenses claims.

The distinctive black rectangle was a striking visual image and, of course, a gift for cartoonists. You can see a round-up of redacted cartoons at the Bloghorn.

This one of mine didn't sell, but I didn't feel too bad about that because all I did was take an old desert-island cartoon and put a black rectangle on it in Photoshop!

Royston's portfolio website

7 comments:

  1. HAAAAAAAAA HAAAAAAAAAAA I liked that one when I hear a good joke I tell everyone so when you get letters of complaint it will be because of me

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  2. Thanks, Don. Can't iamgine people would find much to complain about with this joke, but you never know.

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  3. Just a personal observation here, Royston. I had to google that word just to understand the gag. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redaction
    Maybe "Edited" would work better, to put it in Layman's terms. I may be horribly off the mark and if I am then sorry.

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  4. Just a personal observation here, Royston. I had to google that word just to understand the gag. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redaction
    Maybe "Edited" would work better, to put it in Layman's terms. I may be horribly off the mark and if I am then sorry.

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  5. Simon, "redacted" is the point of the joke. The cartoon was originally sent to Private Eye, and their readers would know the word as it has been all over the media for the past two weeks (in reference to MPs' expenses).

    Sometimes you know that not *everyone* is going to get the joke in a cartoon, but you can't go changing it to please all the people. Sometimes, to quote Space Pirates on CBeebies, you have to say "If you don't get it, forget it!" ;-)

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  6. this is what we come to this blog for -- culture!

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  7. Hey, there's nothing wrong with quoting CBeebies! As Makka Pakka once said, "Makka Pakka, Akka Wakka, Mikka Makka moo! Makka Pakka, Appa yakka, Ikka akka, ooo ..."

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