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Cartoonist First Dog on the Moon isn’t as weird as you think

First Dog on the Moon isn’t really comfortable talking about himself in the third person however he will endeavor to do so for the benefit of this sentence he is writing.

What don’t people know about the life of a cartoonist?

It is a grim parade of failure.

We are more normal than people like to think. Cartoonist’s lives are not really that much more interesting than the lives of other less interesting people. Except mine of course – my life is an unending glamorous frolic through the vegetable patch of life.

Who or what don’t you like to draw about?

American politics. I am fascinated BY American politics – I am a bit of a tragic, I get all west wing – but when I sit down to try and come up with a cartoon on it I really struggle and don’t enjoy myself at all which kind of defeats the purpose of having a pretend job like mine.

Are there any politicians who haven’t enjoyed your depiction of them?

Yes – but they mostly keep it to themselves so I shall too. Our lawyers are pretty good.

Who isn’t in the political scene these days that you used to like making fun of?

John Howard was like shooting fish in a barrel. He made it easy. I’m not sure I “miss” him though.

Why can’t politicians (even the ones in the same party) get along?

People are terrible. And politicians are people. Therefore politicians are terrible. Not all spiders are tarantulas but all tarantulas are spiders. Except the ones who are politicians.

By Carly Nason
 See First Dog on the Moon’s work at Crikey or check out the First Blog on the Moon  

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  1. cuhome July 4, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    Quite insightful — I always wondered what went on in those strange brains of cartoonists!!

    • Max July 4, 2012 at 1:05 pm

      Scary, isn’t it?

      Good luck with your new book!

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