my life as a sketchbook

I have hidden in a sketchbook and a journal all my life. Time to open the books, reframe the story & time. Copyright Cinders McLeod. All rights reserved
So this how the cartoon I created in reaction to the male, white, middleclass, downtrodden, honest citizen of the big nose style, started life…

I took the bus the day I went to speak to Jackie McGlone, Features Editor at the (Glasgow) Herald. 1996. I was pregnant with Anya. Jackie offered me a regular spot. On the bus home, I wondered what I could call my cartoon. I pulled the bus ticket out of my pocket. Destination: The Broomielaw. Broomie Law. The law of the broom, the home, the domestic law. A name was born.

So this how the cartoon I created in reaction to the male, white, middleclass, downtrodden, honest citizen of the big nose style, started life…

I took the bus the day I went to speak to Jackie McGlone, Features Editor at the (Glasgow) Herald. 1996. I was pregnant with Anya. Jackie offered me a regular spot. On the bus home, I wondered what I could call my cartoon. I pulled the bus ticket out of my pocket. Destination: The Broomielaw. Broomie Law. The law of the broom, the home, the domestic law. A name was born.

Political cartoons are in the eye of the beholder. And the beholder is male

Political cartoons are in the eye of the beholder. And the beholder is male

5. A political symbol

5. A political symbol

4. Putting women in the picture

4. Putting women in the picture

3. A collage #Ford 

3. A collage #Ford 

2. Quotoons: a series of drawings that describe a political quote

2. Quotoons: a series of drawings that describe a political quote

1. Bottomline: a series of drawings that gives a poltical thought context

1. Bottomline: a series of drawings that gives a poltical thought context

Forging my own poltiical and symbolic language: 5 examples spanning  20 years

Forging my own poltiical and symbolic language: 5 examples spanning  20 years

She never saw a world of shirkers, only citizens striving to retain their dignity and sense of self, and their ability to laugh, in spite of a deeply unfair and uncaring system.

Guardian’s goodbye to Sue Townsend (Adrian Mole)

Townsend was a rare voice for more than her sense of comedy. She knew what it was like to be a mother, diminished by poverty, fighting for survival.

Guardian’s goodbye to Sue Townsend (Adrian Mole)