Our first assignment for the year was to do an editorial illustration about the conflict in Ferguson. Really hitting the ground running here. My intention was to focus on the use of cell phones and social media (specifically twitter) as a source of news & information, while the mainstream media was either absent or inaccurate/biased. I didn’t intentionally reference the Black Power fist symbol when doing my thumbnails, but I think my subconscious knew better. I feel kind of weird making art about this whole conflict, as a white person, so I hope I did the topic some modicum of justice.
My heart goes out to everyone in Ferguson, and I can do nothing but applaud the strength of our black brothers & sisters from the sidelines and try to amplify their words as best I can. Stay strong.