A six-year-old political cartoonist

Today I drove north east to teach a few cartoon classes to kids at a day camp. I only had 3 hours of sleep because I can’t sleep when I know I must. Anyway there was a 6 year old girl very pretty and articulate in my first class. She and the girl next to her were talking serious. What are you discussing? I asked. The friend said we are talking about where she came from a land called Palace. I soon realized the first girl was Palestinean. She must be soaking in war news at home and it was on her bright mind. A camp counselor said to her lets keep our [comics] stories about our time at camp, about animals and nature okay? but the girl would have none of it. I was able to photograph her first comic “In 1948 in Gaza” but only got the first part of her second comic entitled “2014” where Barack Obama “BOB” is giving money to a bunch of countries. Make comics about nature my ass — this girl has more pressing matters to express.

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