Dave Walker and Michael Leunig on the art of cartooning

19 September 2019

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Dave Walker is known and loved by Church Times readers for his weekly cartoons on church life. 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.”

Listen to the fascinating conversation on this week’s edition of the Church Times Podcast.

Dave Walker’s seventh collection of Church Times cartoons, Revenge of the Flowers Arrangers, will be published at the end of the month by Canterbury Press. 

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