A graphic primer that only scrapes the surface of Korea’s struggle for legitimacy and independence in the shadow of ongoing internecine conflict. Other scribbles reflect on America’s post-9.11 campaign to fight terrorism and promote democracy worldwide. Two questions bind these conflicts to one another. First, are the darkest corners of the globe ready for liberty? Second, can Uncle Sam execute a strategy — whether unilateral or multilateral — that doesn’t result in both isolationism and decline? Published in Fulbright Infusion, Daily NK, The Korea Herald, New Hampshire Union Leader, and others. Click on the image for a larger version and commentary.
© Gregory Pence, SOUNDSTAGE COMICS