This is the FINAL installment of Comic-Fire! between Eric Millikin and Justin Pierce. Comixpedia would like to say a special thank you to both gentlemen for providing us with excellent examples of their creativity, good humor, and prodigious talent.
The question, in which we think about politics as it applies to the real world... sort of:
Arnold Schwarzenegger is the new governor of California. Does this type of Hollywood showmanship have its place in politics?
This week it's a debate question for the artists among you. A deeply complex question, one for all of the ages. Well, perhaps the information age anyway. Enjoy.
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.
Eric Millikin is the son of a laid-off auto worker, grew up in a trailer park and has an IQ around 150. He is also one-half of the creative team behind Fetus-X, currently published on Serializer.net. In this feature, Millikin examines the recent launch of the Homeland Security Department's Ready.gov site and how the federal government may already be using webcomics to control your brain. Please click the "read more" link below to read "Ready.gov Made My Skin Turn Blue."