The election felt like an apocalyptic nightmare. Yet writer and illustrator Chris Noxon, a member of my synagogue community, managed to find some powerful inspiration on a recent trip and write it as a graphic essay.
Chris’ work is particularly well done and powerful. Given the most recent slander yesterday of one of America’s great heroes, Congressman John Lewis, by President-Elect Trump, it takes on even greater significance given what I fear we’re about to experience in Trump’s presidency, however long it lasts.
Scroll through it and be inspired on this weekend commemorating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Stanley Davids said:
John. This graphic essay is magnificent. Chris Noxon is gifted not only in his skill in graphics – but in his moral sensibilities. I would like to post the link on FB – but I want to make certain first that he has released the graphic essay to the public domain. Powerful. Powerful.
Judith E. Kaplan said:
This was beyond brilliant and so moving. When we first saw the Lorraine Motel,coming from the back parking lot, we had no idea that was what we would see when we turned the corner. The shock of standing in front of a building that was emblazoned in my memory was electric. The tears came and they wouldn’t stop. If you haven’t been, the whole complex will sear your soul. Imagine looking out the exact same window that James Earl Ray used to train his gun on Dr. King. Seeing the room in the motel just as he left it. There are no words for what you are experiencing at every turn. Brilliantly conceived. The pain I felt as I read this amazing book, exploded when I saw that it ended with the quote from John Lewis. Today of all days, when that miscreant, who will become President, besmirched this fine man’s man and reputation. How can we as a nation survive this and what does it say about our fellow citizens?
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