The cartoon in today's Spectator
was drawn last Friday -- 4 days ago. I had to consider the August holiday Monday and the fact that no Spectator would be printed on that day and think way ahead for something to serve up for readers. Added to this was the request I was given of sending something in to the Toronto Star for the Sunday paper. So today's Spectator cartoon already ran in TheStar on Sunday. The challenge was to come up with something way in advance on a summer holiday weekend at typically, the slowest time for news. I've talked about drawing in the summer doldrums in a previous blog posting
, but this occasion was one of those self doubting I-don't-know-what-to-draw where I sit for hours not knowing what to draw. This summer has been unlike previous summers in that there are many very newsworthy events happening in the world right now... events that change by the hour. It's risky enough to comment on something regarding the conflict between Israel and Hezbolla in Lebanon, the Cuban political situation considering Castro's ill health, and the on going wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. To draw something days in advance on the above subjects takes on greater risk. So, my comment was on the business of commenting...
Posted at 10:27 am by Graeme_MacKay