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I do believe that the way comics can be used to break down something complex and important is too useful of a tool to ever disappear.
in "Better Living Through Comics: Nhatt Nichols Explores the History of Local Editorial Cartooning" 8 set 2020

Nós também: OS POSITIVOS, em missão para partir o que parece complexo (*)"para desaparecer com a sua utilidade" Ah! ah!. Acabados de sair de algoritmos e inteligência artificial em substituição de humanos, ainda no seguimento da nossa declaração de amor aos periódicos de rua como suporte ideal para os comics apontados a consequências, we tap into the zeitgeist continuando do SOLRAD na continuidade aos nossos tópicos. Do ambiente de fim-de-mundo:

I didn’t realize I had actually stepped into a dying profession. Why were cartoonists like me disappearing? Was anything replacing them? And, if not, does it matter?
in "Better Living Through Comics: Nhatt Nichols Explores the History of Local Editorial Cartooning" 8 set 2020

O "why" explica-se pelas razões habituais: $$$.

I discovered that one of the major problems with finding more small-town cartoonists is that local papers are rapidly disappearing. It’s expensive to print and distribute a paper in an era when most people reach for their phones when they want the news. Why would you pay for a paper when you’re able to instantly know what’s happening in the world for free?
in "Better Living Through Comics: Nhatt Nichols Explores the History of Local Editorial Cartooning" 8 set 2020

"Why would you pay" indeed.

E porque importa? É a ideologia, estúpido - e têm todo o nosso sítio para a decalcar se ainda em dúvida. Porém, como notamos no arranque desta entrada, idealmente esse programa deve passar embuçado, longe da propaganda e percebida como base natural de trabalho. Que, para humano ver, pode significar o seu contrário:

When you focus on issues instead of ideologies, it’s considerably easier to make a difference.

"Have I changed anyone’s political identity to be an anarchist? I don’t think so. I don’t focus on that; I focus on sharing a story that expands someone’s understanding of a situation or someone’s understanding of the human experience." [Sarah Mirk]

I feel like one of the things that is important about political cartooning is presenting an issue that asks the reader to re-evaluate how they think, and, in some cases, even change their minds on something they thought they understood.
in "Better Living Through Comics: Nhatt Nichols Explores the History of Local Editorial Cartooning" 8 set 2020

E como em todas as ciências humanas, de eficácia aberta a debate:

However, many cartoonists don’t think it’s possible to change someone’s mind just with a comic.
in "Better Living Through Comics: Nhatt Nichols Explores the History of Local Editorial Cartooning" 8 set 2020

As pessoas não são rotinas programáveis, os nossos programas a afectar-lhes comportamentos devem sempre incluir a sua própria negação. O sucesso dessas não é instrumental, apenas aumentado se maximizamos a comunicação, razão da nossa predileção aos mass media cuja importância reside exclusivamente na sua abrangência. Mas sem garantias:

I have strong feelings about creating community dialog through editorial cartoons, but I can only create one half of the conversation. I create alone, and hope that I’m able to present an issue in such a way that my audience is able to hear me. [A] contributing factor to the decline of newspaper cartoonists is well summed up by Ben Passmore, he burned out on creating political comics for a paper, less because of editorial pushback and more because he had a hard time feeling like he was making a difference.
in "Better Living Through Comics: Nhatt Nichols Explores the History of Local Editorial Cartooning" 8 set 2020

Regressados ao eterno "se não for lido não é bd" para conclusões. Alguns autores encontram solicitude nas artes...:

"That’s the big question I struggle with as an artist. What’s the point of any of this? But I come back to the times that I’ve been influenced by art and have to believe that other people can be impacted in the same way. I don’t know how important political cartoons are, but they’ve sure been around for a long time." [Pat Race]
in "Better Living Through Comics: Nhatt Nichols Explores the History of Local Editorial Cartooning" 8 set 2020

...outros nas novas tecnologias:

"I actually swore off overtly political comics until I started working for the NIB." Passmore likes the immediacy of people’s responses to his work. "I get various kinds of responses from my NIB comics since they’re posted to social media. I like all of it, though, seeing people’s interpretation of what I make in real-time is mad interesting."
in "Better Living Through Comics: Nhatt Nichols Explores the History of Local Editorial Cartooning" 8 set 2020

E uns quantos em serem literalmente sneakies. Mas esse é outro tópico...

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