It’s not easy being an artist whose work is shown to an empty room. I should know. A few days ago two men apparently tried to express reasoned and evidence-based criticism of my (and others’) art at the Curtis Culwell Center in Galveston, Texas. That, or their intent was to kill comic artists and comic fans with the firearms and perhaps bombs they had with them.
Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi were prevented from making their case, but the attendees of this sold-out showing were forced out of the building. My art (inset above) and the other entries remained in situ, no one there to see them, and I have yet to read that the art has been removed from that empty room. Perhaps the ritual contamination of cartoon art cannot be scrubbed away, and the drawings will stay there forever like some funny-book Fukuyama.
Read the rest at The Freethinker.