Friday, March 26, 2010

Mikhaela Reid retires

The world is losing one of its precious few women cartoonists: Mikhaela Reid has announced she is stopping her ink bottle and putting her brushes in the drawer.

I've always enjoyed Mikhaela's "The Boiling Point," and it's a crying shame that it has to come to an end so soon. There aren't many women drawing editorial cartoons, and there is a valuable perspective lost because of that.

Now, I'm not saying that prenatal-Americans are to blame for this sad state of affairs, but is it any coincidence that Mikhaela Reid should decide to quit cartooning at the very moment when she is several months pregnant? Is it? You don't see babies-to-be shoving men cartoonists out of their jobs, do you? Why is it always the women?

I'm not saying, I'm just saying is all. Word.

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