Michael Leunig
Guy Lochhead, 07/09/10
Australian cartoonist and ‘national treasure’. Leunig writes cartoons about politics, religion and spirituality. He homeschools his children. He was a conscientious objector in the Vietnam War. He likes to draw ducks because a duck followed him when he was younger. I find Leunig’s cartoons annoying. He seems like a bit of an old hippie. He writes from an unmistakably male perspective, and makes generalisations about males in interviews. His attitudes towards Israel, women and the Iraq war have been controversial. I am not going to weigh in on this. He just seems like an old hippie. Also, I think his drawing style is ugly. So there.

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