Saturday, November 15, 2008


  Here's a project that came to me from Dr. Rafael Medoff of the Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies.  It's about the genocide in the Darfur region of the Sudan.  I won't go into it here, you can google it yourself and check out the information.
  Neal Adams had done some material for them which he described as being done in a "documentary" style.  I eschewed that as much as possible here and went more for the in-your-face comics style, as seen in the first panel featuring the Janjaweed fighter on horseback.  The Janjaweed are a militia backed by the Sudanese goverernment that are committing the atrocities in Darfur.  A mother and child cower as their village burns behind them.
  The bottom line on this is that China and Russia are opposing that the Sudanese leader Al-Bashir be put on trial for his crimes against humanity for backing the Janjaweed.  This is because China and Russia get oil from the Sudan.  That's right folks, it's another WAR FOR OIL.
  This is just a tracing paper rough at this stage.  I'll post news of where it will ultimately appear when Rafi sells it.  The strip he did with Sal Amendola appeared in the New Republic.

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