The newspaper I made about the Charlie Hebdo massacre is back from the printers. I am content with it.
I do try to talk with people about what it means to kill people for drawing, most people haven't had to think about where drawing comes from, or what it means symbolically, and so I am often met with blankness, but eventually I manage to explain my view. Their argument usually centres around causing offence. I explain that we moved past killing people for that five hundred odd years ago but often I just switch off, I am too disturbed by the ignorance.
“The canary bird in the coal mine theory of the arts: artists should be treasured as alarm systems.”
My blog, a thought or two