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August 1, 2010

In Case We Forget: Safe Journey

Ted Rall announces the much-publicized trip to Afghanistan kickstarted into existence and involving three alt-editorial cartoonists, begins late today for himself; Matt Bors and Steve L. Cloud will join him ten days from now:
Hi! Just a heads-up to let you know that I am heading off to India Sunday night. On August 11th I will meet fellow cartoonists Matt Bors and Steven L. Cloud at the Dubai airport. We'll fly together on Somon Air to Dushanbe, Tajikistan, take a day to purchase supplies (water and Chocobars), and then enter northern Afghanistan north of sometimes-Taliban-controlled Kunduz on August 13th. We plan to be in the country for a month and will exit via the Zaranj-Zabol border crossing into Iran. We have all the appropriate visas we need.

Of interest from a cartooning standpoint should be my experiment in real-time cartoon journalism from a war zone. Every day I will send at least one page of comics back to the States via satellite modem. Among others, they will appear at, the Los Angeles Times, Boise Weekly, and Boston's Weekly Dig, and of course my own blog (
Our best wishes for a safe return.
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