Sunday, June 04, 2006

Codgers and Cartoons

I'd like to share two cartoons with you blog readers. I read newspaper cartoon and constantly get dissapointed but there are two cartoons that rock my mornings.

First off is Boondocks.

Although with this one, I usually watch the cartoon in Teletoon. Reason being? Toronto Star does not subscribe to it. It's hilarious and awesome. It's got content and tons of intelligence. Compared with Doonesbury, I relate to this better because I used to be a bit of a conspiracy theorist like Huey. Plus the fact all the observations on life/politics are delivered through a 10 year old kid, making it easier to digest for me. That's the main reason Doonesbury turned me off, the comentator/character is an adult male who looks angsty (at least to me) and dejected.

Second is Lily Wong
It's discontinued due to offending Chinese authorities. Combining political commentary and family sitcom, this cartoon also succeed doing political commentary. The way it presents the political commentaries is through either Lily, her gwailo husband Stuart or Rudy, Lily's brother. Each characters represents unique point of views, Lily's the educated Chinese trying to be good in the modern and traditional world, while Stuart has the American point of view and Rudy, the pragmatist Chinese ("hey I gotta live" policy), that's why this cartoon rarely bores me. Written by an American who's married to a Cantonese psychologist and her family, both living in Hong Kong, a lot of the times the stuff written in Lily Wong are based on his own experience

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