Talk of the ’toon
I’m puzzled as to why The Scotsman cartoons are a puzzle to some readers (Letters, 10 July). It’s pretty obvious to me what they imply. In 50 years’ time I fear that many suffering souls will be wondering why intelligent people didn’t act on the deeper insights in them.
Midlothian Innovation Centre
May I be allowed to add my name to the comments made by Brian Denoon and Helene Scott regarding your current cartoonist. I would award him the title of worst cartoonist of the year. His obsession with depictions of Alex Salmond are very unfunny and plain boring.
Hugh S Johnston
Iain Green’s daily cartoons are my first port of call when reading my Scotsman. I find them hilarious, well observed and balanced. Any chance of a Giles-style annual of the cartoons being published?
Congratulations to Helene Scott for her eloquent letter about the enigma of the Green cartoons.
Up till now (in fear of being dubbed a philistine) I have been reluctant openly to express my daily bewilderment. Now I can “come out” and declare that I find the hideous Green depictions disagreeably meaningless and newspaper space-wasting.
J A Allen Fleming
I burst out laughing at your correspondents’ complaints about your brilliant cartoonist, Iain Green.
As any top newspaper cartoonist does in a free society, he pokes fun at the pompous and lampoons our ego-driven leaders, exactly as is required.
His sense of humour is especially welcome in a Scotland where so much of the media are dourly deferent and almost kowtowing in its attitude to the present administration.
With regard to the actual depictions, even Mr Salmond’s most fervent acolyte would be pushed to say he was tall and hirsute and that he did not suffer from the merest touch of “grandiose self-delusion and duplicity’’; some may even think Mr Green is too kind. He sees the emperor is wearing no clothes, when so many choose not to.
Iain Green does Scotland a service.
New Cut Rigg
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