Thursday, March 19, 2009

Keep Calm and Carry On

Sure, the economy's in the dumper and markets are disappearing and we're at war and Rush Limbaugh is still a big fat idiot, but now he's, like, in charge of the GOP. And we're giving rich businesspeople our own tax money. Ugh. Well, do not worry. Royston Robertson has created a Propaganda Poster for Cartoonists to help us inky folk through this shaky time in history.

It's based on a 1939 British government poster that has been popping back up now, some 70 years later in the UK.
"It's not hard to see why people love the 1939 government poster, they're embracing the "Blitz spirit", refusing to let the credit crunch get them down. Here's the original:

"But, as a cartoonist friend said to me recently, "Your whole life's a credit crunch when you're a cartoonist!" Like many self-employed people, cartoonists do find it tough-going sometimes, recession or no recession. You may not be selling enough gags, maybe not getting enough commissioned work ... it can get tough.

"All you can do is keep calm and carry on, as the poster says, and hope that something turns up. It usually does. So in that spirit, I created my own version of that poster for all you cartoonists out there."
It's all at Royston's blog.


Mark Anderson said...

Love love LOVE that!

Mark Anderson said...

And it's much better than mine - "Keep calm and keep on gagging."

Mike Lynch said...

Actually, I'd like Royston's poster on one wall of the studio and yours on the other.