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Martin Rowson is the current leader in the Christopher Hitchens editorial cartoon battle so far:
(via The Guardian)
Hemant Mehta is the editor of Friendly Atheist, appears on the Atheist Voice channel on YouTube, and co-hosts the uniquely-named Friendly Atheist Podcast. You can read much more about him here.
I sorta liked Cyanide and Happiness’ cartoon http://www.explosm.net/db/files/Comics/Rob/abetterplace.png
The Cyanide and Happiness one was very subtle and well written. I also like the Shortpacked one: http://www.shortpacked.com/2011/comic/book-13/05-the-death-of-snkrs/pearlygates/
Shortpacked was the best, getting out ahead of the issue.
Even though it continues with the heaven-hell stuff, this one is pretty good:
Blasphemy!! They’ve depicted our prophet in heaven! Lets burn an embassy! Let’s put the cartoonist to death!!
Oh wait, we don’t do that. Those things only come from the ‘religion of peace’.
…and so far, the only one NOT portraying him with a drink and cigarette in hand.
Times like these I wish I had some small amount of artistic talent. I’d like to see a strip or video that shows Hitch being laid to rest, plant growing from there (nothing graphic, but suggestive), various animals that feed on the plants, then maybe a bird eats one of the bugs eating the plants. Follow the bird into the air and start panning out to a larger view of the solar system/galaxy/universe. Tag line ‘Hitch is back to being a part of all there is.’
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