November 29, 2008

Horsing around with Horsey

A Thanksgiving-themed cartoon by a political cartoonist named David Horsey:

Wow...Indians as casino owners. This idea wasn't original the first time I saw it a decade or so ago. None of the dozen or so cartoons I've seen expressing this idea has been original.

Message to cartoonists: that some Indians own casinos isn't a new or provocative thought. Rather, it's old and uninteresting. If that's the best you can do, give up and go into greeting cards or something.

At least Horsey didn't give the grandfather a Plains-style headdress, though the feathers and blanket are stereotypical enough. An extra demerit for making the granddaughter a Hollywood-style princess in a revealing costume. What's she supposed to be wearing...a buckskin tank top?

For more on the subject, see Native Comic Strips vs. Comic Books.

Below:  A more controversial but much better cartoon by Horsey:

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