Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Drawing Conclusions: The Photographer

Well this one took me awhile:



(Color version of the photo can be seen here).

Clip: After the Photo


The photographer only gave us his first name, but when I got back home it took me only a couple minutes of poking around online before I found this entry on Boing Boing about a whole set of portraits of the Occupiers. Lo and behold there we were. I highly recommend taking a look at his Flickr set, The Occupiers. It’s a striking set of pictures.

I hope everyone following this little blog has been enjoying this little comics journey! I originally designed this with about thirteen parts in mind, but at this point I’m not sure how many I’ll be able to get through. I may have bitten off more than I can chew. In the meantime...

Links!
Planet Money did a little podcast about OWS. Their audio sounds much better than mine and they somehow found a Ron Paul aficionado down there. (That’s what they call themselves, right? Aficionados?). I've been following Planet Money for a couple years now. It's a genuinely geeky economics podcast that explains things clearly.

The Occupy Movement is growing, and the arrest photos are ubiquitous. Please, please check out these images of, yes, Occupy Sesame Street. I want to high five cookie monster for that sign.

9 comments:

Jeanie W said...

This is so wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing your experience this way!

Internet Peasant said...

I do NOT watch a lot of Fox News. Unless you count Red Eye, which I don't. No, I get my info from these things called "blogs".

And surprisingly, not all the "blog folk" (is that what you call them?) who documented their time down there had the same positive experiences you did . . .

But carry on, good sir. I look forward to your continued fair and balanced reporting.

Ben Hatke said...

But aren't you and Ryan always trying to get me to watch those Fox News shows?

Abigail said...

These OWS posts are great! Refreshing, thoughtful and balanced; nice stuff.

Ben Hatke said...

Abigail, I really love that little avatar drawing! Thanks for reading.

anna said...

Stupendo!!!
Che bella storia e che bei disegni, mi hai fatto felice.
anna

Internet Peasant said...

Oh yeah, but that's ironic humor. We try to get you to watch them because we know they'll drive you crazy.

Now I'm not saying that O'Reilly and Greta van Susteran never make sense. They also often have on interesting guests from across the political spectrum, so it's not just a "single viewpoint" kind of thing. Sometimes they're worth checking out for that reason.

Hannity, though -- he's a mess. Ew.

Daniel Nichols said...

Thoroughly enjoying the saga, and continuing to link to it...

Anonymous said...

Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
-2 Corinthians 6:14