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Political cartoons are dominated by the PC left. But an innovative new series is helping to change that.
Diversity Lane: A Liberal Family Saga is a conservative cartoon by professional artist Zack Rawsthorne. The series highlights the somewhat pathetic life of a suburban family all too comfortable in their “Stuff White People Like” liberal ways.
The characters of Diversity Lane drive the story. These cartoon-people feel quite real, and readers will see resemblances to some liberal friend, classmate or coworker.
Regular characters include Alex, the ponytailed ACLU lawyer with a heart of gold – but only if you’re a criminal. Allison is the politically correct wife always on the lookout for the latest multicultural trends. Devon is an angry leftist intellectual with no sense of humor or irony. Sierra is a middle-aged hippie who boarded the New Age bandwagon in the 1960s and never got off.
Amusing counterpoints to their hyper-liberalism are lovingly served up by Diversity, the conservative 8-year-old daughter. Quick-witted and sarcastic, she is never at a loss to undercut the ongoing madness in her family with a dose of sanity.
Rawsthorne started Diversity Lane in 2008 and he describes the series as “an Addams Family with a conservative slant but appreciated by anyone with a sense of humor.”
“I’ve long wanted to contribute what little I could to combating political correctness,” said Rawsthorne. “Living on the west coast, there is liberal madness at every turn so I also experienced an unhealthy build-up of tension that practically screamed for release. Diversity Lane is my release from the insanity of liberalism and hopefully it will help other conservatives.”
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