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Upsetting Comic

Comics have the power to offend and bring up issues that people don’t want brought up as with this case in South Africa where cartoonist, Johnathan Sharpiro, drew the leading party member, Jacob Zuma raping the justice system.  I know for sure that the comic as described in the article could not be published in America.  I’m not sure how it made it in South Africa.  It brings to light series accusations in a way that is distasteful to say the least.  I’m not sure how South Africa is going to deal with this comic.  Hopefully it will be dealt with better than the infamous Danish cartoons.

This is not the disputed cartoon.  Only one showing the situation.

Kagehime

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The book of bunny suicides

Are you a little disturbed that there is a comic called The Book of Bunny Suicides? I am, although I have to say that I did see this book before and it is kind of funny in a dark way. The bunny is trying to commit suicide and gets rather inventive with it although I don’t think he ever succeeds.  This comic  is being taken off the shelves in China in response to a high youth suicide rate but I doubt it is causing the suicide rate to go up.  I guess its just the doubt of popularizing and making suicide seem less serious along with the amount of ways that the rabbit tries killing itself that makes it seem dangerous.

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afganisu-tan

Hey everyone,

I was at The Japanator, a really neat blog with stuff about anime, manga, and Japan in general and I saw the cutest history explanation ever. All the ~stans in the middle east and America were transformed into manga form. The situation in the manga is made cute while the real situation is written next to it. It was so cute I couldn’t help reading it and in the process I learned a lot about Afghanistan. The site where it can be read is a PB base photogallery. Tell me what you think about the point of view taken. This comic was translated from Japanese so its original target was Japanese people.

Kagehime

worldafganANDpakastan.jpgPakistan and Afghanistan playing on the swings

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Persepolis

Hey everyone,

I just saw Persepolis and I liked the way they kept the feel of the Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novels about her life in around and her experiences leaving it. It was co-directed by her so she was able to make sure the art and humor were the same and flowed the way she wanted it to, although there differences between the novels and the movie. For one there was the music that really enhanced the whole feature. It went from the eye of the tiger which is one of my favorite scenes to really hard core rock. The movie’s in French with some sprinkling of English. It’s also entirely in black in white except for the scenes that take place closer to the present.The movie managed to show that as a child that although she really didn’t understand what was going on around her that it all affected her behavior directly.

Here’s an article with some more background info on Satrapi and its correctly named Confessions of Miss Mischief. I think its awesome that she speaks six languages. I would like her to speak at commencement, but what’s the chance of a small college in Virginia getting her? We’ll probably get some weird political dude instead. I think she would be an awesome speaker. I mean she outwitted Stephen Colbert on his own show. If the college doesn’t get her to speak maybe the comix club here could find her. I wonder how much it would cost to bring her here. I doubt the club has enough money, but maybe if we worked with others we would have enough. I wonder if she would be willing to speak though. It would be awesome if she did or if I had the chance to meet her.

Well here’s a short comic of Satrapi’s preconceived notions of going to West Point, what she wanted to happen, and what actually did. I hope that if you haven’t read any of her graphic novels or seen the movie that you do. If you have then feel free to comment.

Kagehime

Punk is not DedA scene that was both funny and kind of scary at the same time as was much of the movie which shows that she has a great sense of humor.

Kagehime

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