Hot Air Balloons

Fumettis (from the Italian word for comics) a.k.a. photo comics, especially the romance genre, have long been a popular in Mexico and South America where they are known as fotonovelas. During this presidential election year they are popping up in North America, particularly the non-romance genre. In yesterday’s New York Post Governor Sarah Palin was the protagonist in “The Adventures of Sarah Palin” or “Here’s what a hockey mom MIGHT have said if she hadn’t been properly briefed by handlers…” But she’s not alone: On the non-partisan political satire blog “Pillage Idiot” the classic fumetti form has made a dramatic comeback. See Messers Bush and Putin here; John McCain here; and Big Bill Clinton here. If you want to make your own, first find your own photos and then get adhesive stock hot air balloons here. And don’t forget to make it funny.

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Steven Heller is the co-chair of the SVA MFA Designer /Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program, writes frequently for Wired and Design Observer. He is also the author of over 170 books on design and visual culture. He received the 1999 AIGA Medal and is the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award.