The Arab World erupts with the people's desire for freedom.
nice one. reminds me the burning jiraffes of Dalí.
Thanks a lot, everyone!
Nice symbolism, it's a brilliant way of describing what is happening in the Arab world.
Holy shit, Spiros, that really is intense. The image is common -- the camel as a symbol of North Africa and the Arab World -- but the rendering and the context raise it from a common stereotypical image to a level that's something other than else.
Too bad I can only vote once. This one's made of awesome.
Waaah, you're good!!!
Food for thought, Dan. I will admit to "illustrating through visual stereotype" this time, something that always bothers me whenever I see foreign cartoons about Greece always depicting ancient statues and the Parthenon. But never crossed my mind that the camels might be interpreted as "the people" instead of "the countries". Even if they do. I am fairly sure it's a valid reading, as a visual metaphor for burdened subjects saying "enough, I will not be tolerated as a burden creature any more'
@Spiros, it's also timely on another tangent, a volcano erupted in the Philippines yesterday! I like the concept but it can easily be misrepresented as generalizing the people from the region as camels - which has a very strong racial sentiment.
I've seen erupting pyramids, but not erupting camels yet. Fantastic!
To be honest, the inspiration for this came to me immediately when I saw Matteo Bertell's "to be continued" pitch. Though different concepts, I thought I would give it a few day's headstart just in case before posting this :-)
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