From time to time I’m asked to draw little graphics in the paper to illustrate articles and features. It didn’t take long for an innocent graphic to inspire some Spectator readers to react, shocked and appalled.
The above graphic is the same ‘shoulders’ illustration the letter writer speaks of, but the head is of someone else other than the female (Teresa Cascioli) spotlighted for the “If I were Mayor” feature. Just a fun and entertaining typical local election thingy. You get the point.
It seems, in order to be fair, I should’ve drawn a female head and shoulders with maybe, a nice fluffy feminine scarf. But lets not stop at gender, the hands should be coloured to illustrate the diversity which makes up Hamilton’s population. I might want to consider representing physically challenged people running for mayor… come on… it’s a cartoon. Besides, ties are not only worn by men.