So, Donald Trump will be the next US President. I think A-Force and Hawkeye comic writer Kelly Thompson pretty much nailed the mood of many comic creators on my Twitter feed this morning with a retweet of a cartoon by David Rowe, posted by Britain’s Political Cartoon Gallery…
Good Morning America by David Rowe – political cartoon galleryh pic.twitter.com/MC2Yvb8a6d
— Political Cartoon (@Cartoon4sale) November 9, 2016
But here are some other early reactions, first from across the pond…
This RT from Brian Michael Bendis…
— Jon Winokur (@AdviceToWriters) November 9, 2016
8 years ago, I asked a lot of folks to let Obama prove them wrong. I have to extend Mr. Trump the same consideration. Prove me wrong.
— Cullen Bunn (@cullenbunn) November 9, 2016
Remember when telling your kids they could grow up to be President was a blessing and not a threat?
— Mark Waid (@MarkWaid) November 9, 2016
— Erik Larsen (@ErikJLarsen) November 9, 2016
Artist Jim Steranko, responding to his critics:
Choke out on last night’s historic VOTER CONTEMPT for corrupt politicians and their lying, larcenous treachery!
— Jim Steranko (@iamsteranko) November 9, 2016
Meanwhile, some British creators reacted with a mix of Brexit-inspired reflection and humour…
MORNING ALL! pic.twitter.com/69XIQPfVBi
— Mark Millar (@mrmarkmillar) November 9, 2016
Beano writer Nigel Aucterlounie
First Toblerone now this.
— Spleenal (@spleenal) November 9, 2016
Drunken Bakers writer Barney Farmer posted this item from the artist on the strip, Lee Healey
— barney farmer (@barneyfarmer) September 29, 2015
A RT from Doctor Who: Heralds of Destruction and Superman writer Paul Cornell
— Mike Donachie (@Mike_Donachie) November 9, 2016
I’ll admit I was a bit oblique.
I was considering watching Man in a High Castle, but not like this.
— John Freeman (@johnfreeman_dtb) November 9, 2016
Arcadia and Turncoat writer Alex Paknadel
The great irony that democracy is the ideal vector for its opposite.
— Alex P – Marquee 24b (@AlexPaknadel) November 9, 2016
and this from Rhianna Pratchett
Oscillating between sadness and anger right now. Big love and hugs to my American friends.
— Rhianna Pratchett (@rhipratchett) November 9, 2016
Top animator Peter Lord (and Morph) also pitched in.
— Peter Lord (@PeteLordAardman) November 9, 2016
But there was a positive vibe from Merrick: The Sensational Elephantman writer Tom Ward
Positive side of Trump is I’m looking forward to four years of intensely incredible, blistering new punk rock 😎
— Tom Ward (@highbrowtrash) November 9, 2016
Cartoonists, of course, are having a field day already. This one by Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell has already had many retweets.
— Taffy van Doorn (@Taffy1973) November 9, 2016
Beano cartoonist Steve Beckett
— Steve Beckett (@stevebeetoons) November 9, 2016
— Maddy Cartoons (@MaddyCartoons) November 9, 2016
Population of Canada today: 36 million. Population of Canada tomorrow: 297 million.
— Nigel Parkinson (@NPBeanoArtist) November 9, 2016
… and the smashing satire magazine Save Our Souls saw opportunity in what others regarded as disaster!
It is imperative that you take action before the nuke bombs start dropping and go support this.https://t.co/m4sfXxvrzz
— Scene & Heard (@SaHreports) November 9, 2016
But, for those of you who may be left reeling by the news overnight, let’s leave this with Warren Ellis, who offered some hope to those perhaps not pleased by the result and the many clearly worried about what might happen over the next four years.
Hold on tight. You can survive anything, no matter how it might feel tonight.
— Warren Ellis (@warrenellis) November 9, 2016
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