“I’m Hoping That Kids With Guns Can Become Ironic Again.”

enhanced-buzz-5881-1357756396-2Nearly 20 years ago, Art Spiegelman, Maus author and illustrator, drew a cover for The New Yorker of a bunch of school kids getting off the bus armed to the teeth with guns. It doesn’t seem so far removed from the rhetoric being spewed by the gun lobby in the wake of the Newtown massacre.

Spiegelman said this recently about the cover on his Facebook page: “I did this New Yorker cover in 1993. Colombine happened in 1999, Newtown in 2012, nearly 20 years later. My wish for 2013: let Newtown be remembered as the turning point—I’m hoping that kids with guns can become ironic again.” [via dangerousminds]

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