Not Only Paris

Love is needed everywhere

I drew the image below out of pure emotion, on my iphone while riding the NYC subway on the morning after the Paris attacks on November 13th, 2015. It then was published in Politico Europe.

Since then there was a terrorist attack in Mali, killing 21. There was one previous to Paris in Beirut in which 43 people were killed. Brussels is under severe terror warning. Not to mention the many non-western, non-white deaths at the hands of terrorists globally that get scant attention in the US news, often simply “100 people were killed in a village by a suicide bomber,” and then we go on to listen to news about Charlie Sheen.

This week, I am struggling to draw a cartoon about the scope of the problem, somehow to express how this is not something that can be fixed by bombs alone. It is systemic. It’s cultural, it’s racism, classism, sexism, rooted in our daily lives, how we treat each other, and how our governments treat those less fortunate.

I hope I can draw something again from emotion, as I drew the cartoon below.

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