Sean Martin

I Protest!

Filed By Sean Martin | April 22, 2010 8:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment
Tags: Doc and Raider, Don't Ask Don't Tell, gay cartoon, gay cartoons and comics, LGBT cartoon, protests, queer comic

Freedom of speech can be elegantly eloquent in its liberation. Then again...


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Robert Ganshorn Robert Ganshorn | April 22, 2010 11:27 AM

Sean, Having used that same digit to inflict considerable pleasure I question it's effectiveness. This is not the 1960's. It is now what people do when they are cut off on the highway.

Uhm, okay, I can see how that might be mis-interpreted. He's not pointing up with his middle finger because, having only three to begin with (part of the character design), he wouldnt have one at all. You're actually looking at his first finger, in a point.

My apologies for the confusion.

I thought he was giving the middle finger too. :) That's "expressive" alright! LOL

Sean, the T-shirt should have said "GetEqual."

That's what they've been doing.

Andrew. Andrew, Andrew, Andrew...

Not everyone is part of GetEqual. There were plenty of demonstrators outside the WH that were not part of GetEqual. Some of them, if you recall, were from HRC.

I realize you dont think much of the group, but trust me: if I were to want to mention it in a cartoon, I would. The larger point here (aside from the digit) is that we were promised change. It hasnt happened, not in my estimation, sorry.

Now we can go on yet another round-robin discussion of what Obama can and cannot do about this if you want, but I look at it this way: if he can shove through healthcare reform, he can shove through this. At the very least, there are emphatic gestures he can make - like a stop-loss statement - which he hasnt. That requires nothing from Congress, just an action from him as commander-in-chief.

And he hasnt. Why do you think that is? Fear of losing seats in the coming election? Boredom? His own partially-admitted homophobia? Stop me when I get there, okay?

I think we've gotten a real change from the Bush years. But, "change" is somewhat subjective.

I think we all voted for "hope," not specific change. Before GetEqual began pissing on our friends I think that hope was still alive.

"Political" promises are not. Hope is the most you get.

What's lacking from the whole GetEqual approach is some rationale that giving "hope" the "finger" is helpful or effective. It appears it isn't.

Hope is easy.

Change is hard.

There, in a nutshell.

Yes. The change we got was from the far right to just right of center. Not near change enough for me.

Sean you draw absolutely lovely cartoons. Thank you. But don't these boys need a few LBT friends?


I'm developing their family slowly. They do have a bunch of friends, all involved in their own stories which occasionally criss-cross. Bear with me; we'll all come together when we do. LOL