Life is not a cartoon
Apart from the venomous variety, most cartoons are animating and captivating, insightful and delightful. With levity and brevity, their comical characters and incongruous captions convey sophisticated satire. This satire is important social commentary, because it highlights life’s abundant absurdities and inequities. As artists and social commentators, cartoonists can rescue us from ourselves and each other by reminding us of how fate interweaves our fantasies, foibles, and fears with life's miracle, mystery, and misery.
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