The universe sends us messages that we can listen to, and if we are lucky, understand and reflect upon in a positive and powerful way.
I am drinking a few beers, doing my best to stay warm here in Chicago
Joe Sacco, the gifted and award-winning storyteller, journalist, and cultural critic who just happens to use visual arts as one of his mediums, penned the exceptional and ambitious graphic novel The Great War about the first Battle of the Somme.
His newest "cartoon" explores questions of taste, satire, and censorship in the aftermath of the attacks by Islamic terrorists on the people of France.
Sometimes you have to sit back and let the grown folks talk about a subject; Sacco is teaching in On Satire, holding court from the grown folks table in the proverbial kitchen and/or den of our global collective digital public sphere.
What do you "see" in Joe Sacco's work of pictures and words as literature? Do you agree? Any other great examples of graphic art and literature which you would like to share that are related to the Paris attacks, free speech, or society and politics more generally?