Friday, August 19, 2005

"Real Art"

Beyond his unique and somewhat psychedelic style, the content of Peter Bagge's cartoons are extremely relevant on cultural issues of the day. Unlike the witty single-panel cartoons often seen in the newspapers, Bagge chooses to present an argument by depicting scenes that illustrate his point. He discusses an assortment of topics, but I'm sympathetic to his views on urban sociology and cultural issues. This cartoon ties in to the post on Camille Paglia below, which describes the decadence found in contemporary art. Although the narrator in these pages sets himself up as the sensible observer, a few of his points come off as shallow. Yet I still laugh everytime...

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