Swipes File #1: Foreign Aid & Domestic Affairs

The Comics Journal had an interesting feature called the “swipes file” where they showed two comics or cartoons by different creators with very similar formatting. In that spirit, I offer a series of mash-ups (or possibly swipes) on similar topics from some of my archival research.

Today, let’s have a look at funding foreign aid at the expense (and possibly to the detriment of) of domestic affairs in the UK, the US, Canada, and Planet Earth:

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“ADVICE TO JOHN BULL. Shut up your telescope, and don’t waste your tears upon us. If you want to get up a ‘good cry,’ look at home.” Vanity Fair, 1861.

John Wilson Bengough, "National Benevolence," Grip, 28 February 1880. Via G. Bruce Retallak.

John Wilson Bengough, “National Benevolence,” Grip, 28 February 1880. Via G. Bruce Retallak.

"Consistency" in Puck, 1891

“Consistency” in Puck, 21 January 1891.

"Civilization Begins at Home," Literary Digest #17, 26 November 1898.

Civilization Begins at Home,” Literary Digest #17, 26 November 1898.

By Everett Soop, July 1981

Everett Soop, Kainai News, July 1981.

Bruce MacKinnon, Chronicle Harold.

"Realistic Criteria," xkcd.com, 2013

“Realistic Criteria,” xkcd, 2013. (See something of an answer at Letters of Note.

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