Artist Crush: David Trumble's Princesses
David Trumble is a political cartoonist, and he's given us a gift.
THE GIFT OF DISNEY.
J/K, these aren't actually pieces Disney fanart. Mos def satire.
Quoth Trumble, "Our cultural ideal of a woman is this princess mould that has been captured by too many cartoon media outlets, books and movies. Being an ideal woman has come to mean squeezing your individual greatness into this archetype."
"My drawings are meant to convey that greatness in women exists in our history books and before our eyes, and they do NOT fit into these moulds, and importantly, they never needed to in order to be who they became, and so it's time to take away this artifice of expectation."
"We as a society have embraced an archetype that does not serve our daughters. We have to change our consumer habits, before others will change what they sell to our daughters."
TBH, a part of me wishes these weren't satire, because then I'd be real mad. The madder I get, the meaner I am. And the meaner I am, the funnier and more relevant my jokes are. #GetEnragedStayEngaged
Last but not least, my favorite: Anne Frank, Holocaust Princess.
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