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I don't mean to play with stereotypes. at least no more than Merkel when said spaniards should work more and sleep less.However the german healthcare department made a big mistake about (spanish) cucumbers(again)...why is so hard to admit it and apologise?and what about all the agricultural economical loss caused?I assume my responsibilities with possible sensibilities hurted, but hey!that's humour!

01 Jun 2011



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OK Miguel. Is clear that you think very relaxed your cartoon (and with nice homour).
But is not a sin to use and the satira. One cartoonist is very good when is... very BAD. The most important is that your cartoon is extraordinary. After i see your Hitler portrait me like Hitler (is a joke...). Is very good portrait !

02 Jun 2011

Thanks Pavel. I think there's a misunderstanding. this joke is not about germans, I like them, i have family there and I'm a big fan of Bierstube (:D)glups!was this a stereotype?
is about the confusion of a health department that tends to apply a policy of untrust or suspect to what it comes from outside, to hide or "clean" incompetence. Merkel government seems very quick when it comes to use stereotypes, specially about mediterranean countries, whith the consequent economical disaster for inocent agriculturers. It's OK, we all make mistakes. german government too. why is so difficult to accept it?It doesn't look to me like a very democratical status to behave this way internationally and this kind of attitudes are awful, in germany, france, spain or the republic of kazajistan. So that's a metaphore of intollerance applied internationally, in this case german healthcare department. the rest is speculation, and about stereotypes, only breaking its taboo we'll set free of them. I hope so, or my signs of identification will always be a marked mediterranan lazyness, siesta, paella and Franco's dictature...oh, I have so much fun drawing Franco in my free time ;-)

02 Jun 2011

I understand your indignation Miguel. Is a reality that in the world there are some country with a big superiority complex. The humour is the best way to fight against demagogic concept of equality

02 Jun 2011

Pavel, thanks for your support my friend ;-)

02 Jun 2011

Spiros, putting dynamite under old cliches require a bit of noise. here we say that to make a "tortilla" you have to break some egg, hehhehehe :D

02 Jun 2011

Tjeerd, always tempting the borders to make them wider, on the purpose of course of caricaturising the caricature of the stereotype itself. I think is the only way to go further. I counscienly assume the risk :-P

02 Jun 2011

Vandersmaa, I expected this reaction in some, that's why I wrote the last sentence in the explanation. The thing is I don't expect you to follow me in the protocole distruction, and if you are interested I'll explain you what does protocole destruction mean to me:
The same way there are some taboos related to positive discriminations that unfairly avoid touching certain subjects for the sake of a demagogic concept of equality, political correctness etc. there are some historical taboos related to historical events. those taboos correspond to a code of silence or diplomacy reated to politics or a wrong way to understand memory or respect, indeed we talk here about those kind of codes that graphic humour and my profession, the way I understand it, is entitles to break through towards satire, that's not staying in the corset of the sacred subjects imposed by politicized media. of course that's risky when one works in a politicised media (you can ask the danish drawer who draw Mahoma, for example).We tend to ask forrespect or democracy when it come to something barely related with our culture and tradition but we keep sensitive about facts related to our inner history (in this case I just discovered you come from Austria and this fact seems pretty rellevant for what it's in discussion here).The problem is not what we say but how we say it, and obviously I've chosen a way susceptible of polemic as I predicted. what yo project on the image is not up to me as a drawer, but I understand any reaction. Is not a question of stereotypes but assuming stereotypes and counscienscely destroy them.In thgis case I talk about an uncounsciouss and irresponsable healthcare deartment ready to put the guilt of inner sanitary problems on "foreign" products...does that say something to you?if so, you will relate the use of that image for the association, on comical purposes of course. and there's no more mistery behind. Peace and freedom of expression, there's more than one truth :-)

02 Jun 2011

Borderline valid criticism, but somehow couldn't resist to give it a vote! Best damn Hitler I ever saw!

02 Jun 2011

I agree it might be a bit too much, but I'm ashamed to admit it did make me chuckle...(just the way Hitler is drawn).

02 Jun 2011

I understand your point, yet, I find it extreeeeeeeeemely disgusting to use Hitler whenever one is critizising Germany for whatever reason. That's stupid, and it's unfair to today's Germans (including German Politicians) - and it's fucking LAZY cartooning, too! In the 21st century, we should be able to do without the endless unreflected reproduction of such clichees...

02 Jun 2011

Excellent Miguel !!!

02 Jun 2011

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