Saturday, July 21, 2012

Olympics cartoon: Flame on


"This is the 'Mother Flame' – three for a pound down the market."

This is a rejected Olympic Torch cartoon. Too cynical? Maybe, but cartoons don't really work when they celebrate something. Or they are not funny, at least. Cynicism is kind of the default position for cartoonists.

The Torch came down our way this week, just a couple of streets away, so I popped out to see it and posted a rubbish photo of it on Twitter.

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2 comments:

  1. Nothing wrong with cynicism, imagine a world we didn't question or couldn't, a cartoon will often sum up a complex subject.

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  2. Very true. I think I feel a twinge of guilt about being cynical about the Olympics though, as I have young children and everyone keeps telling me I *have* to be totally into it for them, it's a once-in-a-lifetime event etc.

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