I saw a story on a Television “news” program this morning (June 1, 2012) about Military Mothers breastfeeding, while in their uniforms. Since the program was muted, I did not hear what it was all about. However, it did get me to thinking about the cartoon book, “Is He Biting Again?” by Neil Matterson.
The book was published in 1984, but seems to be as relevant today as two plus decades earlier.
The introduction to the book follows.
In the 1983 book, “Cartoonists of Australia” by Richard Rae, the section on Neil Matterson says that he is a Freelance cartoonist who works from a home studio in a Melbourne, Australia suburb. Interestingly enough, Matterson is quoted as remembering the rejection slips from Jack Hughes, former editor of Australian Post, as early encouragement, as they always had some positive item about the rejected cartoon. Later in the article is this great quote, “Drawing cartoons is fun. A heck of a lot of fun. Getting them accepted is a different story.”
Neil has many strips and political cartoons and we will visit them in later posts. However, for now let’s take a look at some of the cartoons from the book, “Is He Biting Again?”
As I said earlier, he has many strips and collections, along with his political cartoons. I look forward to sharing them.