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2006-03-26

The crazy cartoonist by Ivar Gjørup

The crazy cartoonist was a silent Danish comic strip from the 50'ies. The main character was a penciller, who could draw objects and make them become real.
The crazy cartoonist by Jørgen Mogensen
The crazy cartoonist by Jørgen Mogensen

Cartoonist Ivar Gjørup (alias Olfax) has made a grim tribute to the old master - and he writes (my translation):

I'm siding with the twelve good Danish cartoonists, who are now - along with the rest of us - forcibly committed to a power game, which we have had nothing to do with, home and abroad. And I'm siding with the offended believers, whose feelings are being exploited in the same power game, greatly endangering the inhabitants of the Earth – from all faiths.


Ivar Gjørup is the creator of the comic strip Egoland, which is in my opinion the world's best strip, but - alas - untranslatable. Gjørup also writes (Danish text, my translation):

In these crazy times, our worst fear has become reality. We have created our own bogeyman-image, and it's the bogeyman-image that's killing us.


See Ivar Gjørup's own page for sample of the vintage Crazy Cartoonist.

Comments:
Now they extended the freedom of speech. Let's use it.
My, God, I thought they wanted the opposite.
Perhaps it's all these metaphores.
MY God is great.

ingelise marion
 
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