Freedom Funnies: ‘The Angel of Dialogue, the Gift of Censorship, and the Power of Boycott’

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This is the latest installment in Ethan Heitner’s Freedom Funnies series for Mondoweiss. You can see the entire Freedom Funnies series here

(Click on the first image below to view it larger, and then click in the upper right hand corner to scroll to the next page.)

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8 Responses

  1. Citizen
    April 18, 2012, 12:41 pm

    I’d like to see R Crumb take up with Ms Sansour–where’s he hiding these days?

    • strangefriend
      April 18, 2012, 3:06 pm

      Robert Crumb, along with his wife Aline (The Bunch) Kominsky, lives in the south of France. They just returned from a comics convention in India. In May, they’ll attend another conference in Chicago. You can subscribe to their newsletter at link to

  2. LanceThruster
    April 18, 2012, 4:23 pm

    These are powerful illustrations, Ethan…on par with Joe Sacco’s “Palestine” or Art Spiegelman’s “Maus.”

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  3. Annie Robbins
    April 18, 2012, 9:22 pm

    a mutually extended olive branch is about as sexy as it gets

    !!!! love the graphic on that one. ok, working my way down, i just had to say that.

  4. Annie Robbins
    April 18, 2012, 9:30 pm

    i highly recommend people open the link: “Swiss museum cancels competition after prize-sponsor Lacoste rejects Palestinian artist”: link to

    this is startling art. Larissa Sansour is a mindblowing artist. you have to see it to believe it. …ok, back to the comic! love this!

    • Bumblebye
      April 18, 2012, 10:09 pm

      For those of us in the UK, Larissa Sansour’s work is on show at this exhibition in Manchester:
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      Not much more than 70 miles from me, I’m going to try and get there to see it.
      It includes the tower block!

  5. Annie Robbins
    April 18, 2012, 9:42 pm

    okay i had to come back once i finished. thank you thank you thank you ethan! just excellent. i’m falling in love with this medium.

    and i learned about another artist today, oreet ashery.

  6. David Samel
    April 19, 2012, 7:40 am

    Like Annie, I love this medium. Ethan and Larissa do a beautiful and brilliant job expressing complex positions with few words and amazing illustrations. I have always been in awe of cartoonists. Even if I had an ounce of artistic talent, which I don’t, I could never be so inventive as to capture such essential truths in this compact package. This is powerful stuff.

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