LitNet has been publishing the blacksheeptv.net cartoon strip for a few months now. Naomi Meyer asked the creators of the cartoon to give LitNet readers some background to the strip. She wanted to talk to the humans drawing the strip. Strangely enough, she didn’t receive the answers from the person she thought she’d e-mailed.
We have been publishing your cartoon blacksheeptv.net for a while now here on LitNet. Please give our readers some background about yourself.
My name is Felix, and together with my friends Thembi, Vogue and this guy called Clive we run a comedy blog called blacksheeptv.net. The cartoons are our flagship material. We started out writing sixteen-panel weekly cartoons, but realised that people struggle to read. So we shortened them.
Where do you find the inspiration for your cartoons?
They come from our everyday conversations. The three of us have pretty distinct opinions on matters and Clive has a penchant for stupidity.
Cartoons, of all things. Can a cartoon actually change anything? Or is a smile worth the effort?
Well, you know in the past cartoons have caused riots, politicians have sued cartoonists, and it's often cartoons that raise issues around freedom of speech. When you study history you'll see that cartoons were used by regimes as propaganda and by satirists to bring down regimes. But, if we can't do that, we'll settle for a smile.
Give us a few links to some of your favourite cartoons, please.
The guys we read are so revolutionary and underground we don't want to risk your safety by linking to them! They're like the Banksys of the online cartoon world.