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.


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

    must try harder!

  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 ;-)

  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. ;)

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

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



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