Wednesday, 2 September 2015

"Do you prefer....?"

This is an instance of a drawing being an ouch! When life is being handled as if it was a matter of taking tea. As is case of the Syrian massacre as seen from Europe these days. 

Juan Zero draws in a sweeping line for letters and figurative elements alike, which softens the sharp precision of both: The Syrian flag personified, the two of them turning their back to us, and both transgressed by the blue for that borderline of hopelessness. A devastatingly true scene of today.

The cartoon hurts all the more in that this blog is written in the country geographically placed between Germany and Sweden; the country with a disgraceful government doing its utmost not only to neglect, but to abuse those in most need of its taking action.




Juan Zero, from the album Syria 2015, September 2, 2015.




The cartoon shown is courtesy of Juan Zero and must not be reproduced without his permission.


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