Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Eskimo cartoon: A question of interpretation


This cartoon appears in the current issue of The Spectator. It's a bit of an odd one. I drew it and first sent it out last February. I can't really remember where the idea came from. I think I just liked the image of igloo skyscrapers.

But as there is no caption, I could claim that it is about the unremitting global spread of western capitalism, and submit it for a European cartoon contest. It would probably be in with a chance.

Interpretation is ultimately down to the reader. As the cartoon appears in a magazine dated January 1, it also looks like it's about returning to work after Christmas, though it was never intended as such.

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2 comments:

  1. i like the unremitting global spread of western capitalism angle.
    nice cartoon.

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  2. Thanks, Will. Yeah, maybe cartoonists should take more seriously the possibility of such interpretations, then we may end up making lots more money, like conceptual artists ;-)

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