Above: a Matt Bors cartoon about the trip
Ted Rall, along with fellow cartoonists Matt Bors and Steven Cloud, begin their month in Afghanistan.
First thing this morning, I read this Tweet from Matt Bors:
Greetings from Moscow! Waiting for dubai flight w/ @boasas [Steven Cloud] and drawing a comic.
Ted's already there. You can follow him via his Afghan Notebook site.
Michael Cavna's Washington Post column Comics Riffs has the background.
Above: Ted's Afghanistan plan/map that is then colored and posted by Ted's colleague and friend Stephanie McMillan.
The trip, financed by 211 fans and friends, will produce a series of reports from the three cartoonists and, if they return alive, subsequent graphic novels next year.
That "if they return alive" phrase is a very real consideration.
I admire what they are doing and was surprised that Ted is able to keep feeding us pages of what's going on day to day. Fascinating!
I hope they are safe and manage to return home all right.
May the wind be at your back, my friends!