Sunday, February 7, 2010
Yet another less than optimistic political caricature based on the sad state of our economy, this one indicates that both sides have been making it worse; metaphorically pouring fuel on the fire. It uses symbolism to get it's point across. The donkey, elephant, Uncle Sam and Lady Liberty are all well known and easily recognizable symbols. For the rest, there are labels. Limitted use of color helps with emphasis, and to move the viewers eyes around the drawing. Important words are in all-caps. Loose, sketchy drawing style that seems to be pretty typical of political cartoons these days- perhaps it makes them seem more friendly to the viewer, or helps give a lighter feel to serious subject matters.