Wednesday, September 14, 2011

News cartoon: Ten years on

"It's 9/11, 24/7"

Some might accuse me of being disrespectful with this cartoon, which is in this week's Private Eye, but it is about excessive media coverage rather than 9/11 itself.

Of course the recent 10th anniversary should have been marked to a significant degree, but I always get an uneasy feeling at the way those images of death and destruction are played and replayed like an action film. This cartoon maybe puts the point more elegantly: Doonesbury.

Talking of Private Eye, you may have heard that it's about to turn 50. Here's a piece I put together for The Bloghorn, online diary of the Professional Cartoonists' Organisation.

6 comments:

  1. it never even occurred to me that this might be considered controversial, royston.

    must try harder!

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  2. I'm probably being over-sensitive, just because it's a joke about this difficult subject, rather than a tribute, like most cartoons I've seen on the 9/11 anniversary. I should probably just let the cartoon speak for itself, but this is a blog so you have to put up with some waffle from me, I'm afraid ;-)

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  3. heh, absolutely mate. waffle away.
    anyway, it's only my view -- who knows, maybe it will lead to a furious bunch of cancelling-my-subscription letters...
    we'll see. ;)

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  4. Doubtful. It's certainly not offensive in the way some Eye cartoons are! As I say, I'm probably being over-sensitive.

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  5. I think it's fine too, and makes a very valid point.

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