Would you accept Gov't honours?

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Would you accept Gov't honours?

Postby XIII » Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:28 am

I don't know if you saw this recent news that Jacques Tardi, one of France's most famous cartoonists, and widely published in English in the last few years,turned down the country's highest civilian honour:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-20893045

I was wondering what would you do if some day you happen to be the recipient of some British equivalent:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orders,_de ... of_Honours

It's a far-fetched possibility, not because you wouldn't deserve it, but because of the huge difference in cultural appreciation for the comics medium in both countries. Still I can't help wondering what you think about Tardi's attitude and what you would do in a similar situation.
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Re: Would you accept Gov't honours?

Postby Alan Davis » Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:01 pm

It’s easy to decline something you haven’t been offered but as a rule I’m not impressed by awards of any kind.
Most are given to support a particular regime/philosophy/perspective/taste/opinion, that is supported or being promoted by the award giver.
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