Political comics have an impact that goes beyond the fiery editorial or the emotionally-charged photograph. The triple threat of humor, visuals, and commentary come together to create work that makes a powerful impression on its reader.
Given the strength of the medium, why don’t more webcomics tackle the political cartoon? Most webcomics have their political moments, usually when the comics creator is irritated or inspired by a particular issue and uses his characters as mouthpieces. But few invest in sustained plotlines involved in and characters motivated by politics ala Doonsebury or Boondocks.
In the next several weeks, we’ll be looking at a few issues – some near and dear to the hearts of comics-creators everywhere – through the webcomic lens. We invite you, the readers, to vote on which comic persuades you to its point of view. Or, maybe, which makes you laugh harder. Your choice. Enjoy.
THE PARTICIPANTS: Justin Pierce and Eric Millikin
| Eric Millikin
ROUND ONE QUESTION: Should Artists Take Full Advantage of the Web When Creating Webcomics?
| Justin Pierce