4 May 1936 |
McMurtry views his role as making "dreary news copy of the daily paper brighter, by putting in a laugh".
In most of his daily cartoons, Mac includes a small portrait of his wife hidden within the picture. However, he does not include her when the cartoon makes a political statement, or when it depicts a tragedy.
In November 2015, Mac was accused of "spectacular racism" for his cartoon which referred to the news that singer Tom Jones would undergo tests to discover whether he had black ancestry. Later the same month, following the Paris attacks by Jihadists, Mac produced a cartoon depicting refugees crossing the EU's borders with rats at their feet. Some journalists suggested the imagery evoked that used by Nazi propagandists, including in their notorious film The Eternal Jew (1940).
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