I think I might actually do a rant video of this idea too. People are always asking me to bring back the angry mask and this seems like a good opportunity.
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This is one of those things that seems so apt I start to suspect it’s fake. Spotted on Imgur.com, this purports to be an editorial cartoon from the 1940s. If it’s real and not a mock-up, it’s mildly terrifying how fitting it is today. My favourites are the “Faddist” and “anti-everything” – they really remind me of the anti-vaxxers plaguing the world right now.
One of my pet hates is bigots (whatever flavour they might be) who won’t own their bigotry and insist that really, they’re not a bigot and in fact if you have a problem with what they say, YOU are the real bigot! These are the same arseclowns who will in all seriousness follow up with the “Some of my best friends are…” line without realising that pretty much everyone else sees that as the ultimate confirmation of their bigotry.
A couple of sites I really like, Reddit and Imgur are seriously infested with these young white guys with no life experience who are completely oblivious to the level of douchebaggery they are exhibiting with their posts like “This is why you’re the real racist when you criticise me for saying I’m scared of some neighbourhoods” or “Here’s proof that feminists are the real sexists”.
Anyway, they are who I was thinking of when I made this:
Here’s something new I’m trying. I have the Comic Life app on my phone now (I used to mess about with it on my old MacBook) so I want to try making comics on at least a semi-regular basis. This first one is what might be a trend – the return of the masks. In this installment the Red Devil gives some rather dubious “inspirational” self-empowerment advice.
Thought I’d put the comic version of the previous post here for anyone who wanted it: