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Monday, July 10, 2006
Ticat Critics

I drew this cartoon last Friday (July 7) hoping Hamilton Tiger Cat coach Greg Marshall wouldn't get fired for losing all 4 games of the year, and after a couple of huge losing seasons. Turns out he got sacked today so there's a bit a timeliness to it. Seems the cartoon isn't so popular on some of the sporting blogs. Here's some comments I read from the Tiger Cat forum at CFL.ca:

Check out Mackay's editorial cartoon in todays spectator entitled "A Halftime show that's sure to keep crowds coming". It shows Coach Marshall tied to a skyrocket as part of the halftime show. I found it rather tasteless, but to tell the truth I never found Mackay's cartoons very humorous or thought provoking anyway. It is in the front section, you know, the last section us sports fans read.


Yes, I saw this as well. What can you do, welcome to the world of pro sports, at this level anyone and everyone can be a target. I also found it tasteless but then, I certainly don't have the mind of a journalist that's for sure.


I don't see the humour in his cartoon.....The old Spec cartoonist "Blaine" was the best there is!

I find that this guy is just not funny....but that's only my opinion.

I suspect Coach Marshall will just use this cartoon to line the bottom of his birdcage.


I like Mackay.

His cartoons are found in a lot of places, he doesnt hold anything back, just tells it like it is.

Today's made me smile...it rings true.

He's a very popular cartoonist, known throughout canada.


He's in pro sports (Marshall) this type of stuff bothers you guys more than it bothers him.


A classless dolt like Mackay wouldn't know good taste if reared up and bit him.But what do you want from the Spec anyway?Good luck Greg.You don't deserve this kind of treatment.

 

Posted at 03:37 pm by Graeme_MacKay

Name
July 11, 2006   12:41 PM PDT
 
Just in case you were unaware, the role of an editorial cartoonist is to see the lighter/obscure/other side of the world. Get over it or don't read it but, don't berate the cartoonist. Or better yet, put yourself out there for everyone to critique and let's see what the response is.
Commuting Hamiltonian
July 23, 2006   12:08 AM PDT
 
Gee, some Ticats fans called you a 'classless dolt". That must really hurt your feelings!
 

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