Politics In A Way Only Comics Can: ‘Wandering Soul’ by James Harvey

by Tito W. James

In Wandering Soul, a police officer is shot during a Black Lives Matter protest and spirit winds up in the body of a protestor. The soul travels through several bodies on a journey to a surreal and terrifying afterlife.

Political satire and social commentary have been a part of sequential art as early as the newspaper strips. As the political landscape of the United States has become ever more turbulent, many question what’s the role of politics in art? In Wandering Soul James Harvey utilizes what is unique about comics as a medium to communicate visceral emotions through hypnotically evocative artwork.

The short comic is available to read on Harvey’s website.

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