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June 21, 2005


Holocaust Comics Upset Germans

imageThis article about negative reaction in Germany to the Holocaust-themed works of Joe Kubert and Pascal Croci depicting the Holocaust seems depressing to me and not just via the subject matter. The thought that anyone would find the depiction of monstrous security guards flattering is weird and yet you sort of know what they mean. I don't think there's any way Art Speigelman intended his animal metaphor as a dodge against this specific criticism as this article asserts, but I can sort of see how that work could sort of function in that way with certain people. I'm not familiar with Croci's 2001 work, although there is part of an interior up at his Lambiek entry page.

Speaking of depressing, check out the completely inappropriate wacky headline on one cartoonist's unexpected problem.
 
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