The folks at <em>Charlie Hebdo</em> did. They had the courage to embrace and use their rights to say how they felt. Playing like a loop in my head, was the fact that the shooting at the Paris office of the French satirical magazine <em>Charlie Hebdo</em> was the act of absolute cowards. Has society taken for granted the fundamental right of free speech and expression that allows us to voice our opinions? I don't care about religious affiliations, they don't change my opinion. I do, however, care to speak about the freedoms that were so maliciously attacked Wednesday.
Cartoonist and satirist
GROOCH is a generation"X", middle class, lover of satire, hyperbole, while ironically trying to keep life real. I AM Canadian (I do NOT live in an IGLOO!) I hail originally from Montreal Quebec (25 years), but now as a married father of 6 awesome children call Lethbridge Alberta home. I was raised a child of Star Wars, spending summers outside, and on big wheels, collecting comic books, Oliver North, and three's company. I've been witness to the invention of microwaves, computers and video games, which in turn murdered stove top dinners, typewriters, and snakes and ladders. But now where does Cartooning factor into all this? My answer is this; cartoons in the generation I was raised in were a much more revered thing. The Holy Saturday morning was the only day of the week that a person could watch them and I myself would watch until my eyes watered. Comic strips in the paper, the editorial cartoon, Garfield, Marvel, and Mad Magazine were all the daily staples of my continued addiction. I have a Fine arts degree and a love for art that has yet to pay much more than a Mc Donald’s meal. I just love making fun and funny art, providing a laugh to those in need of clarity and elevating the pressure of the day-to-day grind. There are a hand full of individuals that make a living drawing Editorial Cartoons and I thank them all for giving me an appreciation and love for being able to laugh in the rain.
10/27/2014 07:01 EDT
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10/27/2014 06:43 EDT
Here's hoping Canada wins today!
02/19/2014 01:15 EST
Yep, Justin Bieber's new ride...
01/31/2014 11:50 EST
Is this the end of snail mail? Seems to be...
12/13/2013 02:20 EST
Big shoes to fill.
12/12/2013 04:48 EST
Hey good fellas...
11/22/2013 01:33 EST
Is anyone tired of this brainless doorknob yet?
11/19/2013 01:38 EST
Come on already... Rob, Step down already!
11/12/2013 11:58 EST
Rob Ford... that is all.
11/07/2013 04:03 EST
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. Pinned up for display. This situation just seems to go from bad to UGLY as each day passes. POOR, POOR Rob has to now watch his associates abandon ship.
11/05/2013 05:16 EST
Some of these folks haven't been out of their parents basements for a decade !! NYUK NYUK NYUK
10/31/2013 09:17 EDT
And things in the Senate get uglier.
10/28/2013 03:42 EDT
A face to imagine that perhaps a lot of Montreal Canadiens fans have this morning after the FLAMES' win last night.
10/10/2013 04:12 EDT
Old shirt, New hat! and that was just game one.
10/03/2013 04:49 EDT
Watching the American political buffoonery on television yesterday, made me feel ever so lucky to be Canadian.
10/01/2013 05:36 EDT
What if someone - or something - else did something about climate change?
09/30/2013 05:18 EDT
Bashar Al Assad wants the public to know making Sarin Gas is "easy-bake-oven" simple, any Rebel could do it!
09/26/2013 05:55 EDT
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