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How cartoonists were affected by 9/11

Interesting post over at Thirteen.org about how cartoonists were affected by 9/11 and how they translated their reactions into art.

Sept. 11 left a powerful impression on the work produced by the numerous illustrators, editorial cartoonists, comic book creators and other commercial artists who live and work in the Tri-State area. Through a complex mixture of humor and seriousness, emotion and analysis, cartoonists were some of the city?s best therapists.

The attack on lower Manhattan affected many cartoonists personally, and in a few cases inspired their best work. The events produced some cartoon kitsch as well. The outpouring of 9/11 comics speaks to the longstanding connection between the city, comics and narrative art more generally, as well as to the reassuring intimacy of the handcrafted image.

Community Comments

#1 Darryl Heine
September/8/2011
@ 1:37 pm

We’ll never forget 9/11/2001…

#2 Paul Combs
September/8/2011
@ 7:07 pm

As a fireman who lost friends that day, it effects my editorial cartoons and my job at the firehouse. I hug my family just a little bit tighter every September.

#3 Rich Diesslin
September/10/2011
@ 1:49 pm

Paul here’s one for you … http://www.the-cartoonist.com/vault/toons/richdiesslin_nyfd.gif … what an amazing show of bravery on that day!

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