MORAL LESSONS FROM CORONAVIRUS
Of course, there are no moral lessons of the coronavirus do not exist. COVID-19 is a virus: it has no morals. We don't even know if it's dead or alive or in some strange state in between. In more ways than one, it is almost impossible to distinguish between infodemia and pandemia. During the first months of the confinement, when fear and insecurity were higher, I decided to record the opinions that I found on the internet, using images from a collection of comics that I was able to take out of boxes, to publish them on social networks. The complete collection is 45 Lessons Morales, and here is a sample.
Gipi, The Land of the Children, 2016.
Statue of Liberty with a mask: 3M advertisement, 1982.
Guys with assault rifles in Michigan: https://www.inquirer.com/health/coronavirus/coronavirus-quarantine-facebook-groups-protests-wisconsin-ohio-pennsylvania-new-york-20200420.html
Defy Martial Law sign, taken from the video “USA: Militia leader offers to defend worshipers who gather despite stay-at-home orders”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rw_5N7VMW-Y&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR0FsadCITnwpixwe5sgSarcvkv6F3ExrXFju
Photos taken from Facebook and Twitter.
Craig Thompson's Habibi, 2011. Jinx 2, Brian Michael Bendis, 1997.
All the speech bubbles are taken from different issues of Cerebus, Dave Sim and Gerhard.
Main illustration taken from “What Parsifal saw” by Ron Regé, Jr., 2017.
The other illustrations are taken from Habibi (Craig Thompson, 2011), Pure Trance (Junko Mizuno, 2005) and Cerebus # 269 (Dave Sim, 2001).
Drawing taken from "The Veiled Prophet 2" by David B., 2000.
The cop is from Channel Zero: Jenny One, From Brian Wood and Becky Cloonan (2003).
The crowd is from Bernie Mireault's The Jam # 5 (1992)
Images taken from Charles Burns: Black Hole (1995-2005), Scream (no date) and Teen Plague (1989).
Illustration from "The Last Train" by Shigeru Tamura, 1994.
Image taken from Punctures by Shintaro Kago, 1999.