An editorial cartoon definitely makes newspaper reading more interesting. Especially if it is well executed it could grossly depicts situations and conditions or subtly suggests through symbols and hidden meanings. I do like visual arts and appreciate a great deal artists and other creative people. So when I was asked if my blog could be added to an artist's blog roll, indeed for me that is such a big honor and privilege. There are different kinds of artists and Mr. Fernando C. Zamora is one of those that I admire because he creates art that capture reality, social issues and other concerns that encourages and inspires an individual to understand and make a stand.
Below is a citation of his work which he keeps at the bottom of his blog (very humble indeed).
My congratulations to SSD editorial cartoonist Fernando Zamora. If a picture is worth a thousand words – which it usually is then I am humbled by the cartoon. No column or two can depict more succinctly the story that the cartoon wove between the lines of the caricatures. ‘What isthere between Advincula and Mahipus? I can hazard a guess, but I would be denying the readers the pleasure of conjecture.’ And what is the story? The story is that Councilor Diosdado Mahipus wants the city council to look into investigate – the ins and out of the Barangay Integrated Development Program or BIDP, specially the manner in which the funds released for the program was spent.
(A point of propriety; a matter of meanings by Rene Espleta Bartolo, Sun-Star Davao Columnist)