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July 13, 2016


Welcome Back To Cartooning, Michael Leunig

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I didn't know about this at all, but apparently back in January the cartoonist Michael Leunig dropped a steel door on his head injuring his wrist and also, without his initially knowing, his head. He ended up in the hospital after passing out in front of a friend who was also a nurse.

What must have been a specifically terrifying period for the cartoonist was that injury initially altered his ability to form words and use language -- a huge part of his particular approach to cartooning.

The cartoonist recently posted his first cartoon since the injury and after six months of greatest hits. The 71-year-old plans to do two a week plus a column.
 
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