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Call for Artists, re: Muhammad Cartoon Controversy

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The Undercurrent is seeking an artist to produce a customized cartoon for an upcoming issue dealing with the recent controversy over the Muhammad cartoons. The cartoon should include its own (fair use) rendition of the infamous Westergaard cartoon, depicting Muhammad with a bomb in his turban. But it should build on this image, pairing Muhammad with Jesus, portraying them as collaborators in some act of violence against innocents. The idea is to produce a companion illustration for Onkar Ghate's ARI op-ed, "The Twilight of Freedom of Speech," which argues that Christianity's ethics of self-sacrifice is responsible for the West's unilateral surrender of free speech rights in the face of Muslim threats:

http://tinyurl.com/av3lm

We'd like to publish such a cartoon in a special edition flier in defense of free speech, to be distributed in advance of our April issue. In order to do so, we would need the cartoon by Monday night. If we can't get the cartoon in time for the flier, though, we would still like to print the cartoon in our April issue (in which case, we would need the cartoon by the first week of March). Please get in touch if you're interested: mail@the-undercurrent.com

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The Undercurrent is seeking an artist to produce a customized cartoon for an upcoming issue dealing with the recent controversy over the Muhammad cartoons. The cartoon should include its own (fair use) rendition of the infamous Westergaard cartoon, depicting Muhammad with a bomb in his turban. But it should build on this image, pairing Muhammad with Jesus, portraying them as collaborators in some act of violence against innocents.

Maybe Cox & Forkum can help.

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Why don't you run the turban drawing next to one of the photographs of the Muslim "protestors" with their signs demanding to kill one of their favorite targets, with a caption like: "which one is the cartoon?"

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