2014 Michael Leunig Melbourne Age Calendar New

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The 2014 Michael Leunig calendar like all previous years includes many memorable cartoons  Ducks and magpies, Mr. Curly and a host of other wonderful and inspired themes make it a fantastic keepsake.

Every month, a new and bright outlook, with thought provoking scenes and the spontaneous humour that is just so Leunig. Open your world to a new adventure and let Michael Leunig shine the light.

The calendars are in mint as new condition and have been meticulously stored.

Your 2014 calendar is reusable in:
2025, 2031, 2042, 2053, 2059, 2070, 2081, 2087, 2098, and 2110.

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Design

Soft cover with a different cartoon for each of the 12 months.

Full colour plates

29.7cm x 21cm (when closed)

Full colour – the pictures form part of the description for this article

ISBN 0610696076694

History

*It was in the midst of a mental block back at Newsday one Saturday morning when I had a total disillusionment with politics. It was all too grim – the Vietnam War and the Liberal Government of the time being so conservative. I’d been to Canberra and seen the hypocrisy of the politicians, these bitter enemies in the House all drinking together afterwards and making deals and talking to journalists, and I thought, “This is all bullshit. It’s a kind of organised sport and I’m not going to be part of it.” … I drew a cartoon about a fella who puts a teapot on his head and climbs on a duck and rides into the sunset. I was sick of having to make a political point to a deadline, to be rational and relevant, of having the weight of the worries of the world on my shoulders. The cartoon was a rebellion against all that compliance – a quick, mad, absurd thing à la Spike Milligan and the absurdist tradition. Other people were also probably sick of all this relevance – they needed a mystery, a fairy story, something they could not quite understand so they could lose themselves in it and laugh.

I took it to the editor and he sort of looked at it bleary-eyed, without his glasses, saying, “I don’t understand it but I sort of like it.”

*excerpt from Design & Art Australia Online on the biography of Michael Leunig

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