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June 18, 2009

Close Reading Of Ken Avidor Cover

imageThere's a series of comic books out there featuring women in and sort of in politics that has received an inexplicable amount of attention for how clumsily they're done. A similar comic PR-wise with almost nothing in common with those comics content-wise is False Witness, a comic about Congresswoman Michele Bachmann by Bill Prendergast and a number of other Minnesota cartoonists. It has a bit of an edge about it concept-wise as well, as in underground comix tradition Prendergast asserts that the book is a corrective to local media coverage. Here's one of those editorials-as-promo pieces, where Prendergast dissects an astounding-looking cover by Ken Avidor.
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