Thursday, October 27, 2005

Gaddafi - 1986

1986 Dry Bones cartoon - libya
Gaddafi? Qaddafi? Khaddhafi? Close to 20 years ago, the dictator of Libya boasted of public support. The shocking thing is that the dictators and despots of the Middle East have always thought that phoney elections would fool the world into believing that they are popular rather than feared.
To some extent they are, of couse, right.
I always enjoyed drawing Arafat, he was so ugly that he could have passed for a comic book villian in a Batman story or a troll in a German children's book.
But Muammar Gaddafi is different.
The guy is tall, gorgeous, and always seems to be incredibly stoned.
Like a really handsome Mick Jagger.
Libya's "super star" remains on the political stage, and as the Paul Simon song goes he's "still crazy after all these years."


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