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  1. Jaesen Evangelista says:

    I love cartoons. I LOVE cartoons (especially old school Spongebob Squarepants). If you were to ask me if I would rather read my favorite book or binge-watch Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, I would binge-watch. I would SO binge-watch. There’s a saying that a picture is worth a thousand words, and I definitely believe that a cartoon is worth a thousand words.

    With this picture, Howzit turns a very controversial topic into a comedy. A man wants to be judged for who he is, not what he has done. That’s a very hefty statement, but creating this scene where he is in a courthouse shows the humor behind such a statement, and also how ridiculous it is as well. It’s crazy to assume that your actions will not have any consequences and that you should only be judged on “who you are.” If this were the case with all court cases, then there would never be justice. Perhaps the person convicted is a good friend of the judge, so if the judge were to base his judgment on who he is rather than what he has done, would that be right? No, and showing this as a cartoon accurately conveys that. I love cartoons; they’re so much cooler than books.

  2. Jordan Tibbs says:

    Well, what makes this funny is the hefty amounts irony being displayed in this cartoon. The defendant would rather be judged by “who he knows is as an individual” rather than what he has done. Well, that’s oxymoronic considering who you are is directly tied to your actions and decisions. This is funny because the defendant is asking an illogical question for the judge to deny what he has done and ultimately who he is. 😋

  3. Deanna Eichelberger says:

    I feel what makes this funny is the pure irony of the situation. The fact that the person is requesting to be judged as a person rather then what they have done wrong is definitely the way most people think, even though what you do truly determines who you are in other people’s eyes. This cartoon only adds onto this by demonstrating the phrase in one frame. Instead of having an in depth discussion about it, Handelsman manages to simplify the topic in one frame. This alone puts forth the idea in a more simplified manner, meaning its not meant to be over thought which makes it also ironic in that way also. In a society of people that over think things this short statement condemns this through the pure fact that what is being said is interconnected and therefore makes it funny, and makes what we say and do almost a satire in a way.

  4. Diego Amaya says:

    This cartoon makes the message funny because a judge will always judge you for way you’ve done not who you are. But in the end we will all be judged by God.

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