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Team Bean

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More Canadian political comics – this time in the form of a satirical take on the upcoming election. Beans sets the Canadian federal election campaign in a posh school, where all the politicians are students competing in the upcoming Student Council elections. There’s a kickstarter to help fund the project, but if you’re in Canada and want to help Beans out on the street, then there are ways you can do that, too. It’s political comics inspiring political activism.

They’re only a few strips into their projected 31-strip run, so it’s hard to see exactly where Team Bean are headed – or who they’re audience is. Do political comics need to be aimed at a local audience in order to work? Or can you make comic-based political commentary (even about specific, local issues) accessible to a broad, non-local audience? If so, how?

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