Freedom Illustrated

January 13th, 2003 – 7:45 pm
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“In the aftermath of September 11, freedom of speech has been under attack. Political cartoonists are not immune. In some cities cartoonists have been fired or lost freelance jobs because of cartoons critical of U.S. policy or for using ‘wrong’ metaphors. Even nationally-known artists, such as Boondocks cartoonist Aaron McGruder and Ted Rall have been censored or repudiated.

In response, cartoonists Gary Huck, Mike Konopacki, Matt Wuerker and writer Alec Dubro put together a show of cartoons from 41 editorial cartoonists from the U.S. and Mexico. This unique show premiered at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC. June 21, 2002.”

The ACLU has now put the cartoons from this show up on their web site. They’re definitely worth a look.

See them all here.

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