Saturday, 13 July 2013
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Between the ages of nine and eleven I kept a little coloured sketch pad in which I filled fifty or so pages with drawings and cartoons. Some were copied from how to draw books and others were original cartoons. I sketched my Poppy who was easy to draw, with his pronounced profile and I made up characters, some that were forerunners of later characters.
The bandit picture was evidence of my long fascination with Westerns.
There is also the participation in Easter Bunny egg hunts, Father Christmas knee sitting and Christmas trees on the one hand and Nativity scenes and crucifixes on the other. Most people seem to accept all these ideas at once without thinking through the implications of, for example, where Easter Eggs come from.
Mick is not known for his religious or cultural sensitivity as can be seen above and this will feature in a future cartoon about Egypt.