Saturday, 23 February 2008
Isn't it interesting that when creative people try and make a living they are thought of as selling out, but when we don't have money and can't pay for things we are not responsible or unsuccessful or something to that effect.
Anyone that starts to get their career going deserves to do so. Now please go to my store and buy a t-shirt (wink)
Monday, 18 February 2008
This is one of the final gentrification cartoons I will be posting. Not that I couldn't do a jillion more but next week the Mechanics Plan will be posted and it will be interesting to see the reaction to a solution to this problem.
This toon was inspired by a fruit stand that used to be on Myrtle Ave In Brooklyn. There was a really old Italian lady that was there early in the morning arranging things. Her sons ran it and you could get deals like a dozen eggs for a dollar and fresh fruit. It really is sad to see family run things like this just vanish from places like New York, Boston and everywhere else.
Thursday, 14 February 2008
This pretty much describes the kind of attitude you find with many of the new people moving into Clinton Hill in Brooklyn as of late.
I think that those of us that were born there and still live there would not be so turned off by these people if they would just tone down on the entitlement.
There really is a mix of all kinds of people there. A lot own their houses and are not leaving so the new people might want to get use to diversity.
I love this gag by the way. Hee hee hee. The funny and maybe also sad thing is if you show this to a hipster or upwardly mobile person they might not really get it. Or maybe they might.
This was a cartoon I was inspired to come up with after watching a video on Youtube about what's happening over in Boston with all the gentrification.
Tuesday, 12 February 2008
The Spatz street art series was inspired in part by the work of The London Police. I did a very small piece entitled"Gentrification Spatz" as I saw the drastic change in New Yorks East Village but as this weird phenomenon start trying to push me out of where I live(unsuccessfully I might add) I started expanding it. These are some of the cartoons I came up with when asked to participate in the Mechanic's Project. Gentrification is not a great thing and it actually comes up in a few of the projects I'm involved in. New people should always be welcome into a neighborhood, but when you totally disrespect the people that were already there and then push them out because you view it as "your neighborhood" that's just not right.
Hope they give you a laugh.