Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Giggle Comics #52, 3 of 3

Like my disclaimer on the side says, there are standards we wouldn't conform to today. This comic is almost seventy years old and as such reflects times when we as white people didn't know any better, and portrayed non-whites as inferior beings. Much of the greatest media and literature of the past has such negative caricaturing, which though problematic does not take away from the rest of its artistry. To deny it ever existed would be to erase history. While it is true that some ethnic groups were persecuted more than others, and believe it or not I do some cherry picking, it doesn't always cover everything. You have every right to be offended, just keep in mind that more than anything it's a comic influenced by Pogo.

The art is by Jack Bradbury

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