Monday, February 06, 2006

The Invisible Life of Poet #78 - African-American Dream Sim

Ben on the couchFans of my comic strip know I frequently use video games to illustrate something poignant about real life, and usually something specifically about American culture. This week I went after contemporary racism and the troubles faced by blacks in America.

I have used this theme in several strips (#4, #17, #37, and now #78) always with excellent results. When I consider doing a "video game" strip, it always feels so familiar, almost to the point of boredom. But looking back on them now, I realize that this is still a very fresh and original idea, and terrifically unique in the world of commentary, humor, and especially comic strips. It is a testament to my heaping piles of genius that I have discovered such a perfect way to hit all points of a touchy subject.

You're welcome to thank me for enlightening you now. Go on. Hit the comment button and tell me how wonderful I am.

The Invisible Life of Poet

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