Margreet de Heer’s Great New Democracy Cartoon

Dutch cartoonist Margreet de Heer has a great new cartoon on the history of democracy. This is part of her forthcoming graphic novel, World Domination – a Discovery in Comics. Here is a link to the Amazon page with Margreet’s other books. A thumbnail bio: “A long time ago, Margreet studied Theology at the University of Amsterdam, but through divine intervention she ended up being a comic artist.” Theology’s loss is cartooning’s gain.   There are plenty of American editorial writers who could learn from her democracy cartoon.  Folks might also enjoy her Philosophy – a Discovery in Comics, which was published in the U.S. in 2012.

Margreet kindly includes my “wolves/sheep” line just after quotes from Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt. Her drawing of me pops up around 3 minutes into the 4 minute video.

Margreet de Heer History of Democracy JPB outtake


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4 Responses to Margreet de Heer’s Great New Democracy Cartoon

  1. Tom Blanton May 5, 2016 at 7:41 pm #

    Wow! Jim, not only are you placed in with all these big shot historical figures, you are given the last word on democracy too.

    By the way, if democracy is more than 2 wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner, what constitutes more?

    If we are talking about American democracy, I may have the answer. It would be PR people for the wool cartel to convincing
    the lone sheep to vote with the wolves

    • Jim May 5, 2016 at 8:06 pm #

      Tom, that’s a great standard for “more.” The Trump people should hire you as an advisor!

      • joe May 9, 2016 at 12:10 pm #

        Or, as they say in kamp killary… let them eat mutton.


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