A lot is going on in the world, and a lot is going on in my house, so I didn’t get to draw anything this week to show my support for Blackout Tuesday and the Black Lives Matter protests taking place following the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Amaud Aurbery. I didn’t really want to go, “Oh look, a cutesy rendering of the victims of systemic racial injustice!” because that felt very wrong to me.
But I remembered this comic I drew back in November of 2017, which at the time I debated posting because gosh, I didn’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings, but now I realize there are only seven readers of this comic and they need to know, in case there was any question, that I am 100% anti-racist and I’m here to keep listening and keep learning and hopefully see some real healing and much-needed lasting change coming.
(And yeah, at the time the most outrageous thing I’d seen the President of the United States do was toss paper towels to the people of Puerto Rico devastated by Hurricane Maria. Now I realize he’s fine with tear gassing people and letting Covid-19 spread as long as it didn’t crash the stock market. He still fails to recognize why Colin Kaepernick was kneeling. I’m not fine with that. There’s so much I’m not fine with. And that’s why I draw.)
Back to silly pictures of squirrels on Wednesday. Go be the change you want to see in the world, kids. ✊🏿