OK, look. This is not working. The last two attempts at a comic I did were awful messes in different ways. And trying to think of this as 'Mayomi's month' is actually getting in the way of posting other ideas I'm having that are more myself. I think I should mostly just drop that premise.
I know I said I was taking Saturdays off, but after this week, I feel like I'm behind. On the other hand, I'm still lazy, and I quit on my idea for a big satirical strip before I finished one panel. This is more what I feel up to today.
Well, that's entirely too much text. Here's a transcript:
About now, Raspberry is waking up, after finally getting a full night’s sleep, and regretting handing the comic strip over to me. And because she’s a big ol’ nerd, she’s going to regret not being able to use the comics to talk about politics during a very contentious US Presidential primary season.
Well, it’s a good day to talk politics, anyway. I can do that!
1) Hillary Clinton winning the Iowa caucus was not ‘historic’ nor even new. She won most of the primaries in 2008.
2) Clinton voters then were pretty much either white people, or anti-black racists. Minorities voted for Obama. Why does anyone think black voters love Hillary?
3) When Ta-Nehisi Coates criticized Sanders for not supporting reparations, Coates was not endorsing Hillary. He scolded Sanders for being too similar to Hillary, because neither support Coates’s call for reparations. Coates had hoped Sanders would listen to his ideas, and then his ego was wounded when Sanders didn’t return his calls. So Coates wrote a ‘White people suck’ article naming Sanders. But it’s not pro-Hillary.
4) Hillary took donations from private prison companies as late as last September. She stopped, finally, because folks noticed.
Media companies dominated by white conservatives keep saying that black Americans are reliable Clinton supporters? No, Bill & Hillary are just ‘the devil we know.’ They’re still white, ‘tough on crime,’ mostly conservative Democrats.
The real story about black voters is this: We know the Clintons are shit, because they’ve been shit to us.
I think if Bernie Sanders were a Christian, he’d be running way ahead of Hillary already.
Same disclaimer as with Elaine's conspiracy theories: Opinions expressed by the characters do not necessarily correspond to those of the author, let alone to reality. That said, I did enough research on this one I think it's pretty close to reality.
New month, and in the interest of getting the strip back on track, I’m letting Mayomi be the voice of the strip for a while. She’ll do things a little differently, I think.
And, oops, it’s already the 2nd. Off to an auspicious start! e_e
This is about as close as I have ever come to actually using word balloons in my comics. >_<