Thursday, November 03, 2005

The medium and the message

As good art typically does not require explanation, sadly, the Rememberance Day themed strip did not qualify. At least, for the intended audience. After having a conversation with my editor, the decision was made to not run in its current form, as it was determined that the depiction of iconic war images (bombing of Hiroshima, napalming of Trang Bang, the prisoner abuse at Abu Gharib Prison) was trivializing when rendered in Microsoft Paint.

Therefore, for the second time in a row, the printed version of the strip will not be rendered using Microsoft Paint, pending final approval.

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