Thursday, February 07, 2008
Publication!, Phase II
Moving on from Quest, I have reached a bigger and better thing--namely, the ShiurTimes. I reached the Times via e-mail and offered my cartooning prowess; they accepted, giving in exchange no money but way more recognition than Quest. As a matter of fact, this is not my first 'toon to appear in it--I also had one in the January issue. However, the promised issue never arrived in the mail (as opposed to Feb.'s), so you'll have to make do with this.
[Background: Marwan Barghouti, the leader of the armed branch of Fatah, has been sitting in an Israeli jail since 2002 for a planned duration of five life sentences plus 40 years. Calls periodically come and go for (unfathomably) his release; the latest came a few months back when several politicians, including the pictured Deputy Defense Minister Matan Vilnai, saying he should be released as part of a package deal for the kidnapped IDF soldier Gilad Shalit. The cartoon is meant to highlight the absurdity of the reasoning behind the release calls.]
TODAY'S BOOK: "The Word Eater", by Mary Amato ((c) 2000)