Future comics: Susie Cagle's "Down in Smoke"

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 Future comics: Susie Cagle's "Down in Smoke"
Cartoonist Susie Cagle and Cartoon Movement are at it again with “Down in Smoke” a report on the pot wars of Oakland.

Oakland, California. Ground zero for a medical marijuana fight between states and the federal government that has only been heating up. Graphic journalist Susie Cagle surveys the impact of recent DEA raids in ‘Down In Smoke’, her third piece for Cartoon Movement. Incorporating real audio from activists, Cagle portrays what “feels like class war” as local growers, patients and city officials fight against losing their jobs, medicine, and tax revenue.


All of Cartoon Movements comics are thoughtful piece of original journalism—but it’s also on the cutting edge of comics technology, with charts, timelines, animation and in this case, an “audio comic’ that includes embedded interviews with the people in the comics. Impressive.

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