Today’s battle about the inane NY Post page Six toon comparing Obama to the dead chimp is joined. Justified calls of condemnation are pouring in. The Post cartoonist, clearly a hack, either followed a bizarrely racist, brain dead, or both editorial line or came by this all by himself. It is a piece of dreck any way you slice it.
How should we in the graphic arts community respond? The best possible way is to resist censorship but DRAW. Here’s my response: the true dead chimp, Editor in Chimp, er, Chief, Col Allen. The only response to freedom of speech . . . is MORE OF IT.