You can call a controversial comic’s work an ‘artwork’. But this doesn’t change its shocking subject matter.
American cartoonist Robert Crumb has repeatedly depicted scenes of rape, incest, paedophilia and bestiality. Many of his works have racist overtones. We should be discouraging him from publishing, and I was relieved to hear yesterday that he had cancelled his Australian tour.
Robert Crumb is a self confessed “weirdo“, whose work promotes exploitation of women and minors. We should not be celebrating him.
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Scooby-Doo and the crime-fighting gang are some of the most beloved children’s TV characters of all time.
The original series Scooby Doo, Where Are You! debuted in 1969 and the show ran for 17 years. Its latest syndication of films and straight-to-DVD movies makes Scooby-Doo the longest lived TV cartoon character.
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Wham bam! Islam!
DC Comics is about to publish a series in which the Justice League of America fights crime alongside The 99 – the world’s first Islamic superheroes.
Jabbar the Powerful joins forces with The Incredible Hulk. Burqa babe Batina the Hidden teams up with Wonder Woman, the Not So Hidden. Just imagine the conversation.
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I’ll be honest, I was looking for an excuse to dig up John Howard’s caricature one last time and give it a good flogging.
There’s something about the reach-for-the-sky eyebrows, go-forth-into-the-night bottom lip and mouthful-of-dental-cotton vocal lilt that as a satirist, I find irresistible.
All I needed was a reasonable context, and Tony Abbott’s ascension to the Liberal leadership provided the perfect opportunity.
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In 2007, for the first time in its history, The Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning was awarded to a cartoonist whose submission consisted of both print cartoons and animations.
America’s editorial cartoonists, already under siege from dwindling newspaper circulation, syndication and political correctness, were quick to circle the wagons around their craft. “What next…the Family Guy gets a Pulitzer?” bleated USA Today’s Scott Stantis.
They miss the point. Anybody who’s ever picked up a pixel and tried to churn out an animation knows how laborious, how mind-numbingly tedious, how frustrating a process it can be.
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