Friday, July 07, 2006

US War Dept. Comic (1942)

My good friend Ethan Persoff has just added a new comic to his on-line gallery of propaganda comics. This one, drawn by the renowned comic strip artist Milton Caniff, is a prime example of wartime demonization/dehumanization of the enemy. It's so much easier to kill people when you don't regard them as people: How to Spot a Jap.