+ My cartoons have also had me labelled a misogynist,
a blasphemer, a homophobe, a royalist, a misanthrope
and a traitor, to name but a few. I would sum
it all up by saying: I am a cartoonist.
+ I didn't mind my own company as a child; I was
happy playing alone in the sandpit.
+ At the very simplest, I think as Van Gogh said
and St Francis would have said, we must find nature.
Just to be in the presence of nature your feelings
and 'little seedlings' start to awake. So if we
disassociate ourselves from God we cut nature
out, too. More and more we turn nature into a
commodity, into eco-tourism. But we must integrate
it into the way people live every day.
+ In spite of all the highly organised rhetoric
justifying Israels actions, the intuitive,
heartfelt moral shape of the situation is becoming
clearer and more obvious to the world the longer
the conflict goes on. When all is said and done,
it looks like the Palestinians have been massively
robbed and abused, and are engaged in a desperate
struggle for survival and liberation. Israel on
the other hand would appear to be conducting an
imperialistic campaign of oppression supported
and substantially armed by the most powerful nation
on earth. My cartoonists duty and conscience
compel me to focus on the plight of the subjugated,
the ones most neglected, severely deprived and
+ For me, spirit is the impulse towards life,
the Eros in a person leaping forward, whereas
soul refers to something possibly long.. suffering,
where meanings are made, where there is a sense
of this gathering of perceptions, that our death
is not the most important thing, nor our life.
+ My work is often therapeutic because I often
give expression to this inner voice.
+ There was all this loneliness in my cartoons
and people would say, "Gee, these characters
are so lonely, disconnected, depressed."
And Id say, "Yeah well, thats
not me. Im just interested in that because
I think it makes a funny drawing. But later
I understood it was me in many respects; my hand
was doing it ahead of the head's
+ This life is actually very exhausting. It doesn't
give humans much time to contemplate anything.
We are not resting ourselves and there is the
feeling we have got to keep working and pushing
really hard. So I draw the person running and
running and running-for no apparent reason. And
suddenly I find that I have touched on something
that is perhaps universal.
+ I thought everybody would understand what a
duck is about, and it's just there is the duck.
And suddenly the whole nation seems perplexed
about what does a duck mean? I think a nation
is in trouble that cannot accept a duck.
+ At my advanced age, I know I am not an anti-Semite,
not even vaguely or remotely, but others would
seem to know better as false accusers always do.
If only there was some sort of test I could sit
for to clarify the situation, but there is no
science to this obsessive and vapid denunciation.
Its cynical, its bullying and its
lazy. Stupidly, its also a case of the boys
who cry wolf.
+ I have gotten used to dirty tricks, dirty tactics,
from the pro-war lobbyists.