Melanie West on political cartoons


Melanie West is an artist and a comic book lover. She lives in Rochester New York and has a Bachelors of Science in Studio Art. Her analysis of art goes beyond the luxury of fascination and is primarily concerned with justice. As an activist she understands the importance of contesting culture, and sees art as one of the best spaces for such innovation. Her favorite Marvel character is Deadpool. Although his narratives are often warmongering, and sexist, she has an absolute crush on him…

Musical feature for this episode is Mirah, a Brooklyn resident who has been creating incorruptible independent pop music since the late 1990’s.



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