octopus pie theater – election edition

Oh boy — instantly dated. So yes, this went up right after Barack Obama won the presidency. There’s so much in here. Use of Twitter, yes, but not Twitter as we know it. The broken Boomer/Gen-x dream of Hillary. And the sense that Obama might’ve brought more hope than substance.

I didn’t make a comic for the 2016 election, even though it somehow ended up being a bigger deal than 2008. The online world and my approach to art and the way politics influence my work has changed. I really have nothing more profound to say. You carry the years you came of age with you in all their glory and misery and heaviness. On the page, these words and images are just shortcuts to a feeling. It depends who is reading.

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