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I don’t think there’s anything I can say about Justice Ginsburg that her many admirers haven’t said this week. She was an amazing woman, and the world is a bit bleaker with her gone.
I hope you like the cartoon, or take some comfort from it. I’m honestly nervous to show it to you; this is well outside of my comfort zone.
TRANSCRIPT OF CARTOON
This cartoon has ten panels, arranged as a 3×3 grid of nine panels, with a wide tenth panel beneath. All of the panels show a maroon wingback chair on an otherwise empty green hill.
In the distance, just beyond the crest of the hill, Justice Ginsberg is looking towards us.
RBG: The notion that we have all the democracy that money can buy strays so far from what our democracy i s supposed to be.
RBG has walked to just behind the chair as she continues to speak.
RBG: What greater defeat could we suffer than to come to resemble the forces we oppose in their disrespect for human dignity?
RBG has sat in the chair and look angry, spreading her arms to make a point.
RBG: Throwing out the Voting Rights Act when it has worked and is continuing to work… Is like throwing away your umbrella in a rainstorm because you’re not getting wet.
Skies have been clear blue up to this point in the cartoon. They have turned a bit grayer, and there are white clouds in the sky.
RBG leans forward a bit in the chair, holding her hands together.
RBG: A gender line helps to keep women not on a pedestal but in a cage.
A close-up of RBG, holding up a forefinger to make a point. For the first time in this cartoon, she’s smiling.
RBG: Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.
RBG has stood up and is walking off the page, with her back turned to us.
The chair sits on the hillside, with no one around. The skies are a bit darker now, and the clouds are gray.
From the right border of the cartoon, RBG leans in for a moment, like someone peering around a wall, to talk to us. She’s smirking a bit.
RBG: When I’m asked “when will there enough women on the Supreme Court,” and I say “when there are nine, people are shocked!
RBG faces the viewer and shrugs.
RBG: But there’d been nine men, and nobody’s ever raised a question about that.
A much wider panels shows a slightly more distant shot of the chair on the hill. No one is in sight. The sky is much darker now, and dark clouds roll in from either side.