[James Owen sent us a nice piece on his trip to the Center for Cartoon Studies, which we’re posting.]
ALL OF YOUR BASES ARE BELONG TO US
A tale of small townships; or, how a revolution started when no one expected it, in places no one was watching, armed with nothing more than words, pictures, and lines on paper
A Note from the Periphery by James A. Owen
I donât think revolutions can be planned. But theyâre not accidental, either. Revolutions, more than anything, seem to arise from convergences of events, and trends, and cultural shifts that make the end result something both unplanned and yet, inevitable to everyone except Isaac Asimov by way of Hari Seldon.
Similarly, the personages at the forefront of any given revolution probably didnât choose to be there â at least, not for the purpose of leading a revolution. More likely, they were just doing what they do, and happened to step into the intersecting cultural ley-lines at the right moment in history. And thatâs when things began to shift.