So it happened. A new bill was passed that pretends to protect creators’ rights but actually serves just about anybody but the creators. Needless to say this kind of stuff makes me angry.
You know, I don’t usually chime in on current political issues, especially far-away political issues, at least not with cartoons as direct as this one. But sometimes I get angry. This is me, venting.
At the end of the day, it’s all about having the right expectations and preparing accordingly.
Time to get back into non-political stuff. Then again, sinking ship, ship of fools… You know what I really don’t get? Jokes about bass players!
This is the second cartoon I drew after the US election. This isn’t directly about the election result but about the need to take what I can offer and put it to some good use now.
Apparently, the phenomenon of “fake news” is being called out a lot for the debacle at the US election these days. Good. I wouldn’t want those news bots to get a pass. There’s just one problem I have with that term:
It sounds like a straight English translation of “Lügenpresse” (liars’ press), the term German right wing extremists adapted from the Nazis (the original ones, I mean, from the 30’s) for what the American ones call “mainstream media bias”.
Seriously, if both sides use basically the same word for each other’s information, that’s actually a pretty good example of what’s been going wrong here.
I’m sure everything that needs to be said about the topic has been said in the past two days. But let’s not draw the wrong conclusions, shall we? This cartoon is part commentary, part therapy. Read all about it here.