I’m tempted to form a new advocacy group, American-style — People for a Pay Raise for Clovis. I really don’t care how much he’s already making, it is apparent Butch can’t possibly be paying Clovis enough to push this agenda so extraordinarily well. The Butch Stewart Newsletter Daily a.k.a the Jamaica Observer continues to efface any pretext of editorial independence or integrity, but damn this … Continue reading People for a Pay Raise for Clovis
I aborted a post on the Diatribalist Crime Plan way back in July for a variety of reasons. Mostly moral, some cultural. Moral since I need not tell people who hand out guns and wink & nod at murder and extortion which dastardly tactic they should use to maintain power. And cultural since in America questions of the sort I raise are part of the … Continue reading The Devil’s Advocate
Commenter “Verle” on a recent post inquired what I thought of Mike Henry’s letter to the editor at the Observer published on Friday. Letters to the Editor (LTEs) especially rub me the wrong way as I know for a fact that the Jamaica Gleaner, and would hypothesize that the Jamaica Observer, do not print coherently written LTE’s by unconnected and non-privileged Jamaicans who write to … Continue reading To the Editor, Sir
I logged on to the Jamaica Observer site today and saw this Clovis piece: And I have only recently stopped laughing. This is Clovis in rare form, and the result is absolutely hysterical. Similarly there was this piece below yesterday, regarding Robert Mugabe and the failure of the African Union to step up to the plate and demand free-and-fair elections in Zimbabwe. Note the ability … Continue reading Checks and balances
As I clicked onto the Jamaica Observer cartoon today, I was completely surprised to see the portrayal of Robert Mugabe as an ape. I immediately had a wide range of opinions on the issue, and so wanted to ask you if I’m overreacting? It’s one thing when white supremacists on YouTube post racist comments under videos of news from Zimbabwe implying that black people are … Continue reading Is it just a cartoon?
There can be no denying that Clovis is a talented illustrator and satirist. Las May is the only other regular political/social cartoonist in Jamaica enjoying wide publication and there is simply no comparison as Clovis is in color and more colorful! Which is exactly why Clovis’ renderings are heart-rending for their partisan attacks on PNP politicians, and for the flagrantly misogynistic and homophobic cheap-shot humor … Continue reading Come up for air, Clovis