Political Drama (of the Mythical Order)

March 4, 2008 at 2:32 am Leave a comment

So I came back from Florence last night, and all my pictures are up, but my thoughts are far too disorganized to write about it at this moment. And right now, with the Texas and Ohio primaries tomorrow, there’s something I want to address in case after tomorrow there is only one Democratic candidate left, and this is no longer valid.

Anyways, look above or click here if that isn’t working, and see the coolest political website banner I have seen. It’s in animated gif form, and the dialogue is from Neil Gaiman’s Sandman series that ran through the first half of the 1990s. I have mixed feelings about Gaiman as an author. Though he penned the Beowolf screenplay, Sandman is really amazing and has ignited the imaginations of tens of thousands of goth kids (and others, like myself). So I was pleased to see this passage, taken from very early in the series, and used in favor of the candidate that I have enjoyed watching since his speech at the DNC convention in 2004. Also, I think it’s funny to see Hillary call herself the “anti-life.” And while I’m not sure how widely circulated this banner has become — it might be a geek thing only — it certainly made it back to Neil Gaiman quickly. Forgive me, it’s not often that comics and politics intersect. More below the jump.


The premise for the sequence is a battle between Dream, the protagonist and lord of all dreaming, and demon who has come into possession of Dream’s helm. I’m not sure how it would play as an Obama speech, but there is a message here. Here are the three pages quoted in the banner: click to enlarge and enjoy.

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Josh Kramer is a blogger, cartoonist, journalist, etc. I'm the Editor of The Cartoon Picayune. I live in Washington, DC and I just graduated from the Center for Cartoon Studies. See work by me and my classmates.

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