|Image: Akram Raslan|
Via the Cartoonists Rights Network - hat-tip Mike Lynch's vigilance - comes (update - possible) news of Syrian cartoonist Akram Raslan's execution for "...various crimes including sedition and disrespecting the head of state. The only evidence against him was his Facebook posted cartoons encouraging people to laugh at the dictator." Humbling perspective while making fun of the usual idiots here at home, and a cautionary lesson in how, if given true power, many of them would do the same.
“Here in the United States we are experts in the knowledge that editorial cartooning is a dying art. In other areas of the world, however, it is an art that people die for.” - Dr. Robert Russell