Wednesday, 2 December 2015
Cameron, Erdogan & Gollum
Over at TW&TW, I've written a quick piece about the whole 'terrorist sympathiser' controversy.
As is usual, that piece of writing took some time. Here on my blog, it's brain to fingers time. Excuse the typos.
It's a horrible fact that people tend to prefer two minutes of effort on Photoshop than two hours of effort with a pen and ink. Photoshop is too easy and although the results can look good, the joke is often less cerebral. A good Photoshop gag leads you into the unreality of the situation you've created. A cartoon requires that moment longer for the joke to establish itself. It belongs in a different realm of the imagination than does the Photoshop which is aiming for realism.
All that said, I had to do a quick Erdogan picture. The guy is a menace. Not only does he shoot down Russian aircraft and then try to hide behind the coattails of NATO, he is locking up cartoonists who dare ridicule him. It's chilling to think of how many years in prison I'd probably get for posting this image.