Michael Leunig

My library holds several books by Michael Leunig, an Australian cartoonist, writer, painter, philosopher and poet, who has been keeping us entertained with his commentary on political, cultural and emotional life for more than forty years.

You can get an overview of his life’s work at Michael Leunig

If you spend some time looking at the gallery of his cartoons you’ll get a greater appreciation of his genius. (You can expand each image by opening it in a new tab or window.)

Enjoy.

Thanks for dropping by, Peter

Cartoons and dialogue.

When I see a cartoon that I like, I laugh.

When I see a cartoon that I don’t like or consider to be in poor taste, I may mutter to myself or shake my head in disgust. I don’t reach for an AK47 and go visit the cartoonist.

With all the cartooning apps available these days, you can use social media to respond to a cartoon you don’t like with your own cartoon. You don’t need to shoot the cartoonist.

Engagement requires dialogue with the ‘other’ if we are to move towards peaceful coexistence.

In my humble opinion, cartoons have a better chance of opening dialogue than AK47s.

Thanks for dropping by, Peter.