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June 8, 2009

Final Word: Bok’s Sotomayor Cartoon?

imageIt's already last week's comics mini-controversy, but the questioning of Chip Bok's depictions of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor and President Obama in an early-week cartoon received a Friday afternoon send-off from Bok defends elements of his depiction in terms of their very specific meanings in light of he's viewed the political unfurling of the candidate taking place. He also slams suggestions -- basically, implications of lynching -- that he feels are flat-out dishonest and not support by any reasonable look at the cartoon.

One thing I found interesting is that the reason the Oklahoma paper may have been the only publication cited when people were upset about the cartoon is that it may be the only paper that carried it. I have no knowledge of editorial cartooning syndication patterns to know if that's odd or not, but I thought it worth noting.
posted 10:30 am PST | Permalink

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