UK CARTOONIST Ralph Steadman was approached by the Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation for permission to allow the Independent to use his cartoon in a forthcoming puff piece for the book Draw The line Here.
His response was hilariously encouraging and enlightening at the same time.
OF COURSE YOU CAN!!! PCO – GO-GO-GO!!!
Quick response!!! SCHNELL!! BITTE!!! Das ist GUT!!! YAH!!! Of course you have my permission – and which line would that be???
The Metropolitan Mohammed Line!!? All this Religious madness is sickening! And now TEXAS!!!
Although I thought that the Competition to draw Mohammed was a tad provocative……England has a fine tradition of Mockery based cartoons going back to Hogarth, Cruikshank and Gilray, et al….. some folks think that a caricature of themselves is a rude personal insult and do not accept that it is only fun – I have been confronted by such people! Though no one has yet tried to shoot me!