Piqued by the current state of national affairs, C.B Fraser is expanding her exploration of human foibles from a cat-centric perspective to the political arena. Fraser was inspired by cyclist Juli Briskman's defiant gesture to the Presidential motorcade in 2017 (captured by AFP photographer Brendan Smialowski below) and created one of her signature collages with haiku to commemorate the occasion.
Fraser's cartoon caught Briskman's attention. After she secured the artist's approval to include it among the international raft of political cartoons collected on her newly launched website, longmayshewave.net, Briskman and Fraser decided to join forces. Their initiative is called ALTERNATIVE MEWS (@alt_mews), a combination of social media messaging with a corresponding line of products to help raise funds in support of advancing voter education and outreach. An estimated 30% of all online sales, made available through both artist/activists websites and related online resources, will be donated to a designated charity. Their charity of choice is swingleft.org
So check out the cool items below and look for us on Twitter @Alt_Mews. Join the purrsistence! One small but mighty gesture can inspire the world....
ONE SMALL BUT MIGHTY GESTURE CAN INSPIRE THE WORLD!
FLIP THE VOTE Greeting Card
JOIN THE PURRSISTENCE Poster
ACT OF DEFIANCE Tee Shirt
As part of ALTERNATIVE MEW's collaboration with Juli Briskman, we teamed-up to make defiance wearable. This quality Level One tee sells for $25 via Juli's site: longmayshewave.net/merchandise. And like all ALTERNATIVE MEWS products, every purchase strengthens democracy in action.
Seven unique cat-calls that demand attention! These 4 1/2”x 5 3/4”, 100# Kraft cover postcards are sold in a set. Individual cards also available in minimum orders of 4 cards.
A postcard is just a snail mail version of a tweet. It's a quick and tangible way to reach and make your voice heard. Send off a little piece of your mind or heart to family, friends, senators, congressmen and women, the White House...say "Thanks!" or "No, Thanks".