Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Seeing Red, Feeling Blue

A comic about divisions and over-simplification in four pages. Created in October of 2008. - Nick 
(Click on individual images to view at full size - and to print.)  


Annette Haines said...

Awesome comic. I love the DNA tie and the 3-D glasses. Best of all - the message. So true!

Laci the Chinese Crested said...

"Red or Blue, What's the difference?" The Fixx Red Skies

It is interesting that the American system used Red for Republicans and Blue for Democrats as most other countries use Red for Socialist/Communist/Left wing parties and Blue for Right Wing/Conservative parties. Personally, I don't see much difference between the US parties other than how much they rely on wedge issues.

Wedge issues , such as abortion, gun control, gay marriage, and so on, have become the main focus of the Republican party. The Republicans use fear to get people to vote against their economic interest. Moreover, American politics have become further and further to the right.

Nixon would seem like a liberal these days if you looked at the programs and laws his administration generated. In Fact, Justice John Paul Stevens, one of the "Liberal Wing" of the US Supreme Court was appointed by Gerald Ford and Justice Blackmun, author of Roe v. Wade was a Nixon appointee!

Now, Republicans campaign on the overturning of that same decision and appointing Justices who will do that!

Mrs. Jessica Keeping said...

Hi Nick,
I found this blog on Jeff Kupperman's blog site...we're starting blogs for class if you want to check mine out. (It's not very interesting like yours!) I was wondering if I could show your cartoon at school? I don't teach government, but sometimes things transcend "curriculum"....


Andrew Wales said...

I love that scene with the red vs. blue characters. It is so true! You can switch between MSNBC and Fox and watch how one party distorts and exaggerates what the other says and stands for. They try to paint a caricature of the other. There seems to be no real desire to come to consensus on anything.

Excellent work!