Blanchet: ARTS SAY NO TO HARPER
Posted Monday, September 22, 2008
That's Eisner-nominee Pascal Blanchet's new poster commenting on the Canadian election. For those not so politically minded (or perhaps not Canadian), current Prime Minister Stephen Harper slashed about $45 million out of Canadian arts and culture funding, with more cuts promised, and just a few weeks before he called a National election.
I'd been kind of disappointed to see so little artistic response from Canadian illustrators and comics artists, particularly seeing some of the great work that had come out of the build-up to the U.S. election, and particularly because our government seems to have taken direct aim at them. What a beautiful reversal of that trend.