WHEN A CARTOONIST has an idea for a cartoon based on the news, it is essential to send it to the main publications as soon as possible. Firstly, so that they can accept it while it’s still newsworthy and secondly to beat other cartoonists who are undoubtedly coming up with the same idea.
WE ALL DO it. Every New Year we look back and resolve to correct our bad habits and mend our ways. That new exercise regime lasts all of a week, and the withdrawal symptoms from social media kick in after about twelve hours so we switch on the laptop for our much needed fix of Twitter or Facebook.