Robert Ariail by Robert Ariail

Robert Ariail

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  1. Katniss Everdeen

    Katniss Everdeen said, over 2 years ago

    I doubt it, they seem to have leg room.

  2. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 2 years ago

    @Katniss Everdeen

    Good point. ha! (?) :-s

    But why are Slavers in the news?

  3. Nohwear

    Nohwear said, over 2 years ago

    Maybe because of the Indiana cultural exhibit thing? Or a similar museum thing somewhere else.

  4. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    On our trip to New Zealand, plane wasn’t full, not bad. Coming back, every seat was full on the 747, and after 16 hrs, it did feel about like the ’toon in coach. My son-in-law gets to use his company connections for first class, and when daughter described their “leg room”, made us reconsider our next trip to visit them….

  5. jeffrey cartwright

    jeffrey cartwright GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    not funny a slave ship really man I’m not Black and this ticks me off the Irish got the ships after the slave trade was stopped

  6. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @jeffrey cartwright

    I have to agree that this cartoon is in poor taste.

    The amount of suffering Africans endured after being enslaved and shipped to the New World (those that survived the journey—not all of them did) is not a valid comparison to a cramped airplane. Perhaps next Ariail can compare loosing an arm in a farm accident to getting a hangnail.

  7. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, over 2 years ago

    Whoa. Good Toon. Nothing like linking the historically accurate with the commercially numbing.

  8. Kind&Kinder

    Kind&Kinder GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    The feeling of degradation, forced existence, pain and despair are absolutely hyperbole in this instance, and Ariail certainly knows that. This is not meant to be funny, imho, but rather a mordant comment on what we, as consumers, are made to feel like. We are forced into living like cattle, if you will, or like those forced to endure whatever the airlines( and other purveyors) make us endure when we have little or no alternatives. They are our “owners” for the period in which we must kowtow to them. I applaud Ariail for this wonderfully ascerbic comment on modern life. And, yes, I hate slavery and what has been done to Africans and all others forced into servitude. But it doesn’t change an artist’s duty to make us see a true perspective. Good on ya, Robert..

  9. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    The total lack of a sense of humor is one sign of psychosis, jees, lighten up!

  10. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 2 years ago


    My reply to the 1st commenter’s quip was hesitant precisely because I predicted it might still be considered a taboo subject.
    How far away in time must one be before a subject becomes less taboo?
    Recently I was listening to a debate about a cruise ship emulating Titanic’s voyage: would it be disrespectful, historic, morbid or simply crass? Also, cue many jokes about ice-bergs, 1st class vs. steering class etc…
    What if a cruise ship offered to follow Concordia’s voyage? Is that too crass because it is more recent and emotions more raw as survivors are still living?

    Are some subjects forever taboo? Like the Holocaust or slavery? When can an historic event be used with humour, like satire. so one reflects or compares on present day annoyances vs. past injustices?

  11. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    ^Ugh hit Buhg with rock, so not fitting joke material? It sometimes seem so, indeed.

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