Army Ranger-turned cartoonist, Micah Ian Wright, puts a new spin on old war posters as he takes on the media and military propaganda.
Airborne Ranger-turned cartoonist, Micah Ian Wright, puts a new spin on old war posters as he takes on the media and military propaganda.
Herman Goering at his Nuremberg trial in 1946 said: "Naturally, the common people don’t want war…but, after all it’s the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy or a fascist dictatorship or a Parliament or a Communist dictatorship…Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."
This quote by Hermann Goering is published on the first page of Micah Wright’s new book of remixed war posters. You Back the Attack! We’ll Bomb Who We Want! has just been published by Seven Stories Press.
After spending four years as an Airborne Ranger in the US Army, Micah Wright moved on to the next logical step in his career: writing children’s animation.
Upon earning a degree in political science and creative writing from the University of Arizona, Micah relocated to Los Angeles and began writing at Nickelodeon Animation where he wrote for Nicktoons’ "The Angry Beavers." That animation was nominated for an Emmy and an Annie award. He is also the creator of the first true American anime show Constant Payne and is co-creator of the acclaimed "Chet Thunderhead: Private Eye", animated series.
- Micah Ian Wright, antiwar satirist and animation writer. He is the author of You Back the Attack, We’ll Bomb Who We Want!