Cartoon Tattoed on Firefighter’s Arm

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By: E&P Staff

Green Bay (Wisc.) Press-Gazette editorial cartoonist Joe Heller got under the skin of a New Jersey firefighter this month.

The firefighter tattooed the 9/11 cartoon Heller did on his arm, according to a post on Daryl Cagle’s blog.

“I felt honored that he felt that way about my work and gave permission,” wrote Heller. “As many editorial cartoonists know, most of our work is fleeting in its message and context. But to have my work permanently etched on another human…think about it.”

Heller’s 2001 cartoon showed the Statue of Liberty sitting, head in hands, as smoke billowed from the World Trade Center.

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