Jon Haddock, one of the most consistently interesting artists I know of (which narrows the sample considerably), got famous a few years ago for two series of digital or digital-ish images: Screenshots of famous events, and internet porn images with the porn removed. Last spring I happened upon the installation of his 98/107, a papier-mache documentation of how our beloved senate voted on the Patriot Act.
Now Haddock is mining the drawing style of 1930s cartoons to treat some other tragic events. Or, in the case of the above image, "recent tragic events." I'm not sure I've ever seen a cartoon image more shocking.Posted by dbrown at January 19, 2004 03:18 PM