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Uncle Sam vs Anonymous by CrimsonMagpie Uncle Sam vs Anonymous by CrimsonMagpie
I'LL CENSOR YOUR FUCKING FACE!

Second of the two images submitted to Thunk issue four [link] Unfortunately they were a little too late to make the cut. :saddummy:

This is a comment upon the fiasco between various US government agencies and Anonyous in the wake of SOPA and all that jazz.

I liked the idea but ended up rushing it, so it's a bit of a hack-job in terms of execution. Repetitive things and I do not get along in a painting/drawing. :stare:

Once again I used a dip-pen to get a more aggressive and stark style than my fine-liner cartoons had. Which do you prefer? :meow:




Watercolour and pen/ink on paper
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:iconyohkai:
yohkai Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The thing about this is it's ubiquitous nature as well the inception of the first servers. What makes communications a private versus a public one?
We now have pages of settings to make certain that our words and actions aren't under specific scrutiny. Very telling of a hyper-conscious awareness of internet presence.
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
It's interesting you're able to interpret such meaning in this image. In all honesty, with cartoons like this I just try to best visualise an idea and letting the viewer do the thinking. :p
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EuTytoAlba Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014
I'm with George Washington on this issue. Anonymous and the Govt. can sleep in the same bed. :slapfight:
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:iconcrimsonmagpie:
CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
To be honest I remain neutral on the issue. I think the ability to stand back and remain objective is a vital skill for a political cartoonist. :meow:
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killerklovvn Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014
Uncle Sam fighting dirty yo.
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:iconcrimsonmagpie:
CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
As always. :p
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:iconjonnyluv:
JonnyLuv Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Professional Artist
:heart: :D
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:icondrsnuggles87:
DrSnuggles87 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Should have drawn Anonymous as a little kid crying for attention while everyone ignores him
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:iconcrimsonmagpie:
CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
That could be a potential cartoon theme, but that's not what this one is about. ;)
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DaniMars52 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
is very fanny :)
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plzwork112234 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
FUCK' EM UP SAM!
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xXBluRavenXx Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
Why?!?!??!
Btw, awesome work. I like the subject!
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:iconplzwork112234:
plzwork112234 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
In order, they are terrorist who hack people for reasons of disagreement.
Thank you very much.
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CATSUITBODYSUIT Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
uncle sam is against constitution
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dazed885 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Ha love this one
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:iconcrimsonmagpie:
CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, Uncle Sam is fun to draw! :iconfrenchplz:
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:iconcosmic--chaos:
Cosmic--Chaos Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It infuriates me to no end that my so-called "government" can step all over its citizens.

Not just with things like SOPA, but indefinite detention in the NDAA, voter suppression laws, banning gay marriage in 30 states, military bases all over the world where they don't belong, kissing China's ass, the list goes on.

John McCain (i.e. militaristic right winger and election loser) wanted the military to read Americans' emails. Any American's. He seems hell-bent on turning the USA into a full-blown police state.

I'm a member of the ACLU and several other organizations; we lobby and protest against these things (and have a good track record for the most part), but it seems to be getting harder.

And a bunch of idiots mock Anonymous, Occupy Wall Street, whoever for trying to stand up for freedom. I don't see those whiners doing anything :X

Yes, there are bad apples in every group, but still--

Lastly, I've always thought the Uncle Sam character was/is a sleazy, back-stabbing douchebag. I hate his goddamn face.

...Sorry, but stuff like this puts me in a horrible mood.
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, I wouldn't be doing my job if my political cartoons didn't affect people like this one affected you. =p

The level of intrusiveness the US government wants in the private lives of it's citizens is quite shocking though, and that's coming from someone who lives in a country with more CCTV cameras per person than any other. :stare:
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:iconcosmic--chaos:
Cosmic--Chaos Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I hate it.

And the CC cameras all over England is disturbing, too. 1984 was a warning, not a blueprint.

I mean, why are they doing this? It's horrible :(
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FireCrackerHitRocker Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
god ur a fucking talentless cunt, get a room bitch!
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:iconcrimsonmagpie:
CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I have a room, and I'm in it right now, zowee! :la:
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FireCrackerHitRocker Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
you know what's worst then sockpuppets, WHITE KNIGHTS.

at least I defend myself. sheesh.
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Are you insinuating that I'm somehow white-knighting? If you are then I think you're somewhat confused as to what a white knight actually is, which wouldn't surprise me. And it's 'worse', not 'worst'; try to speak your own language correctly. :meow:

There's nothing to defend yourself from, so you're not defending yourself, but rather are hysterically attacking others in retaliation for some perceived slight against you, and you're doing it the coward's way with an alt account too. You know blocking people and then attacking them with an alt is a bannable offense? :pat:
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Knightster Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
Well done political jab.
You've done well!
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:iconcrimsonmagpie:
CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Political jab? Do I detect a dabble in wordplay there? :iconbritishplz:
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:iconknightster:
Knightster Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Maybe ;)
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:iconno-pretext:
No-pretext Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
These remind me of Ralph Steadman's stuff.

I approve.
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:iconcrimsonmagpie:
CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Cheers dude, Steadman is obviously a huge influence, so comparison to him is a big compliment! :meow:
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The-Build Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like this, shame it didn't make the issue I think it would have caused more than a fair few people to chuckle.
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm sure it would've, thanks! :la: They keep stuff on file though, so if it's appropriate for a story in the next issue then it'll be used then.
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Ultimaodin Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Student Artist
The fifth looks like he is frowning =D
This makes me want to watch 'V for Vendetta' again!
Great work.
Also I like this dip-pen aggressive style! Especially with the angry Uncle Sam.
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
V was indeed a great film. :nod: I've not read the novel, but I'm assuming it's even better!

Thanks, Uncle Sam really is fun to draw! :lol:
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Ultimaodin Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Student Artist
Yeah I've not read the novel either.
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gzegzolka Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
Good work on that subject, in my opinion both sides in this conflict use dirty tricks.
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh yes, the entire thing is just a big jumble of dirty blows. =p
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:iconzeroelements:
ZeroElements Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:bucktooth:
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:iconcrimsonmagpie:
CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:?
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:iconzeroelements:
ZeroElements Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the idea behind this too. I'm not a fan of the American system right now. Really not a fan at all. Although I do like Obama. :)
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, I'm not overly familiar with US news, so it's been interesting researching your current affairs. =p
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ZeroElements Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
America is in the shitter and getting worse, although our numbers for employment are better. America needs a bit of an internal overhaul I think. We have become a rather callous cold nation to each other in the process of figuring out our corruption and bullshit. :|
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I think Western society in general has become riddled with apathy, much to it's detriment.
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:iconzeroelements:
ZeroElements Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think I'm going to have agree on that one.
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I would agree, but I'm too apathetic. :iconrarityfaintplz:
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ravenf6 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
Anonymous is up in arms again. the much-hated SOPA bill has resurfaced as CISPA (this time, they're targeting internet privacy). If I'm a betting man, should Anonymous stir, things are about to get ugly.
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hah, it looks like some corporate suits want this system in place and will beep doggedly pushing it through in various guises until they have their way. What a sad place the world is. :no:
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ravenf6 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
Well, nuts to those suits. I fart in their general direction.
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Loucathwil Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I do like the aggressive lines!
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:iconcrimsonmagpie:
CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
That's good, because you'll be getting a lot more! :la:
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Loucathwil Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yaaay! have you been to the cartoon museum in london? it's near the british museum, round the back of tottenham court road - that has a lot of political cartoons :)
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I've not, no, although a couple of years ago I saw a Robert Crumb exhibition in a small independent museum. I'll make a beeline for the cartoon museum when next I'm in the Big Smoke! :meow:
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