In conversation with Michael Leunig

At the Greenbelt Festival I had the opportunity to be recorded talking with Australian cartoonist Michael Leunig for the Church Times Podcast. There’s quite a lot of talk about deadlines and that kind of thing. I’m not the world’s most incisive interviewer it must be said, but I hope you enjoy it.

At Greenbelt last month, Dave spoke to the Australian cartoonist Michael Leunig — whose work appears regularly in the Melbourne Age and the Sydney Morning Herald — about the art, craft, and pain of cartooning.

“A cartoonist is pushing boundaries or trying to assert freedom of speech,” Leunig says. “‘A cartoon in good taste is a contradiction in terms’, an editor once said to me. It’s the cartoonist who’s allowed to be the holy fool or the court jester. You’re allowed to get away with things, and it’s a privileged position.”

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