“I give thanks for the fact that I can get this stick with a bit of steel nib on the end, dip it in some black carbon stuff, and draw on paper. Now, people did it the same way 2,000 years ago. And there’s something lovely about that play, and making mud pies and a mess. That’s a lovely privilege.”
– Michael Leunig, Australian Cartoonist.
I was thrilled to bits to hearing Michael Leunig speak at the Sydney Writers’ Festival. Indeed, I actually caught the lift with Leunig on the way to the session and of course, yours truly was gushing unlimited praise all over the poor guy, without so much as offering as umbrella. How rude! He must’ve been soaked by the time he got out.
You can read about it here: Catching The Lift With Leunig.
By the way, if you’ve never read Leunig poems and cartoons, you’re really missing out and you can duck over to his website and click on Works. I promise…no regrets just mind-blowing morsels of inspiration.