Clockwork Comics Ends

Clockwork Comics, Jane Irwin’s historical strip about the Mechanical Turk chess-playing robot, will be ending due to authorial concerns over racial stereotypes.

I’m very disappointed to hear that news. I enjoyed reading the strip, and I was very much looking forward to the hoped-for collection. I won’t criticize Jane for doing what she thinks is right, but I don’t see the problem with portraying historical attitudes.

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    […] Webcomics | Cartoonist Jane Irwin has decided to end the historical webcomic Clockwork Comics because of her concerns over the depiction of racial stereotypes. [Clockwork Comics, via Johanna Draper Carlson] […]

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    […] week, Clockwork Comics announced its ending; now, the author is reconsidering, although the webcomic will still be on hiatus. I hope it […]

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    […] a year later, she reconsidered, first announcing the strip’s ending, then making it a hiatus. Now, the wait is over! The strip is […]




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