I’m filling in for Peter Nicholson this week for the page 1 cartoon on The Australian. It’s always a tricky one as you never know what’s going to get up until quite late, and sometimes you end up with a good ten minutes to come up with a cartoon from start to finish, but a bit of creative tension never hurt anybody…
Today The Dismissal turns thirty. It’s time for it to reassess its life, realise it’s got a liver and start getting home at a decent time to watch The Bill. It’s nice that the Labor Party have guaranteed the Senate can’t block supply by giving The Libs control of both houses, but this is not a long term strategy. There are so many other things to be pissed off about these days.
I spent the day being Official Cartoonist for a Chief Customer Officer conference organised by a group of chaps at LimeBridge. And what does a Chief Customer Officer do when it’s at work? Surprisingly interesting things, as a matter of fact. I’ll be drawing up some cartoons about the crazy things they do over the next week for their calendar.
It’s nice to get out of the studio and see what people with real jobs get up to sometimes. Rich corporate types should consider me available for similar occasions, though I’m more along the lines of searing and hilarious insight into the human condition rather than on the spot caricature cos I’m way too slow.
I would like to also point out that I am blogging from the Manly ferry with my new iBurst modem. I am a cartoonist on the outer blood cell of an arterial spurt from the bleeding edge of technology.