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Saturday, November 04, 2017 

IO9 pays lip service to cartoonist behind "The Unquotable Trump"

IO9's just posted another sugar-coated article fawning over the work of an anti-Trump leftist cartoonist who's put together some panels that even feature "homages" to the covers of past comics:
After the November 2016 election, Robert Sikoryak felt an urge he couldn’t resist. Referring to the victory of Donald Trump, the award-winning cartoonist says “I really just wanted to put something out in the world that just said, ‘I object.’” That work is The Unquotable Trump, a collection that uses some of the president’s most infamous utterances on classic comic book covers. [...]

Sikoryak has done politically oriented work for The Daily Show, Mad Magazine, and The Onion but nothing as explicitly political as The Unquotable Trump. “I don’t know if I got into [his] headspace or if Trump got into my headspace,” Sikoryak offers. “But Trump was the first candidate I really felt [this strongly about]. Just as a public speaker, I found him so unpleasant and disruptive and hurtful that I felt like I needed to do something about it. I actually resisted until he actually won the election.”
As far as I'm concerned, he's only feeling strongly about Trump because of his conservative leanings. What's so wrong with a rightist like Trump that isn't so wrong with a leftist like Hillary Clinton, who defended a rapist in Arkansas and made reprehensible remarks like "basket of deplorables"? This guy's a phony, IMO. He even tried to justify his project further claiming Trump supporters allegedly bought it:
Sikoryak says that although he hopes the comics clearly portray Trump as a villain, he has sold the book to Trump supporters. “I sold a copy to someone at San Diego Comic-Con and said, ‘I’m not sure you’re going to like this,’” Sikoryak explained “He said, ‘Oh no, I like old comics, it’s fun.’ I thought, ‘Well, get it home. Spend some time with it. See how you like it tomorrow.’”
It sounds more like he's making whomever he's talking about out to be uneducated dummies who can't figure out these are brand new cartoons based on ideas seen in old comic book covers from decades past. In fact, who knows if the guy he's talking about actually was a Trump supporter? Did he actually say so or wear a t-shirt? It's not clear at all. And that's why this is just another sad example of leftists boasting about their oh-so wonderful political presentations that are nothing more than obsessions with politicians they don't like, and do a disfavor to old comics covers far better than the political cartooning based on them.

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