Gerry Canavan

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The End of Detroit and A Short History of America

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Lots of pictures of Ozymandian Detroit around this weekend, from Time to Flickr. Lots of images to choose from, but the one I went with is a R. Crumb poster linked in the MeFi thread.

Sadly the picture’s not big enough for the lettering to be read, so here’s a closeup of the fourth to last panel.

Originally that’s where the comic ended, but Crumb later went in and drew three possible answers: ecological collapse, technofuturism, and ecotopia. Right now we’re still hovering over “What’s next?”

My former students may appreciate the similarities between this static image and the Soylent Green opening titles

Written by gerrycanavan

March 14, 2009 at 3:19 pm

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