I guess there's been some time elapsed to reflect on the last cartoon of contention. The internal temperature has lowered and life does indeed go on after one of your cartoons has been spiked.
It turns out the cartoon drawn last Friday was killed due to its vulgar nature. The boss made it clear it was not because of it's hardline opinion against the Liberal's wishy-washiness over extending Canada's military mission in Afghanistan.
He apologized for not letting me know before I opened Saturday's issue of the Spectator (which was subsequently tossed into the recycle bin.)
More importantly in our conversation he mentioned the cartoon seemed to be angier than usual. I agreed, and on further discussion we resolved that angry cartoons aren't the best cartoons. They certainly make a strong point but that they often piss off a major chunk of the newspaper's audience. Hopefully I'll remember to better manage my anger in the future rather than ink it on paper.
Posted at 11:30 pm by Graeme_MacKay