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Cartoons for Social Justice

"As the start of August marks the 70th anniversary of the beginning of the Warsaw uprising, one of the bravest acts during one of the darkest times in recent human history, I thought it would be only fitting to highlight one of Poland’s national treasures, whose art resonates about the state of our existence in these modern times regardless of whether you understand a single word of English (or Polish) or not."

A picture is worth 1,000 words, they say, but Polish cartoonist Pawel Kuczynski nails what he does so well that his images will leave you without the need to say anything at all. Hacks like Andy Borowitz, take note: this is how satire is done.

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Gravity Falls: Soos and the Real Girls Roughs

First let me say if you’ve liked the last 2 episodes, give some props to Matt Braly who directed both of them. This episode was his baby and I watched him develop this thing from the ground up.

Second, this isn’t inspired by Friday Night at Freddy’s or whatever it’s called. It’s inspired by Showbiz pizza which most kids that grew up in the 80’s spent time in.

Third a lot of people have asked me about my comment of being done with GF in February, to clarify, I’ll be done drawing the second season around then. It’ll take time for those episodes to finally reach your tv/internet thievery. My future beyond that is uncertain.

Alonso Ramirez Ramos pretty much designed Giffany’s animatronic form and I just revised a few things. My buddy Sunil Hall took a picture of me drawing that gross Hoo Ha Owl logo midway, so I included that so you can see a bit of the process.

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Bahadir Baruter

 x-ist hosts Bahadır Baruter’s new solo show Home Sweet Home  Questioning societal taboos through intimate portraits, Baruter brings to light hidden realities of the concepts of home and marriage through a fictional narrative.
As a continuation of his previous show, Your Family is a Lie, Dear, Baruter this time delves into the inner worlds of women who are raised with the goals of marriage and raising a family. Peeling off the masks that people put on in order to disguise their true feelings inside a household, Bahadır invites the audience for an introspective look through characters that stare the viewer in the eye. The women in his stories yearn for the release of their true spirit after realizing the difference between what their dreams offered them and what they are actually experiencing. Now these civilized characters of Baruter desire more than ever a life in touch with their true selves and nature.

We witness an inner inquiry of individuals who feel lonely and insecure at times and captive at others, as a result making semi-voluntary life decisions under the influence of societal structures and rules. Home Sweet Home

Bahadır Baruter (born 1963) is Turkish caricaturist and one of the founders of the L-manyak, Penguen, Lombak cartoon magazines. He is husband of writer Mine Söğüt.

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Comic Arts LA

I’ll be at CALA all day on Saturday! I’m at table 11b, right next to my friends Sam Alden, Hellen Jo, Nick Sumida, and Youth in Decline!

I’ll have a whole bunch of prints and original artwork for sale. Time to do some Christmas shopping!

I’m also on this awesome panel at 11:30am, so be sure to finish up your brunch and come on over. I’ll be talking about my work on BoJack Horseman and other stuff!