|The Globe and Mail, March 16, 1985.|
|Oh dear...I thought I was in the Michael Jackson ticket line.|
An interesting article by Mickey Bonner in the Spring 1984 issue of the Ryerson Review of Journalism:
|Aislin, Did the Earth Move?, McClelland and Stewart, 1980|
There he was, Leonid Brezhnev. He was standing stark naked, with a dreamy look on on his face. And he was holding his genitals inside a hot dog bun while squeezing mustard out onto them. "O.K., America," he was saying with his tongue still half out of his mouth. It was embarrassing. It was direct. It was penned by Terry Mosher (Aislin) of the Montreal Gazette. The caricature did not appear in the Gazette; it was published many months after it was drawn in Croc, a Montreal humor magazine. "It doesn't upset me that many of my cartoons are rejected by the Gazette because I can always have them published in my cartoon books," says Mosher. The Montreal cartoonist is a great admirer of Franklin. "Ed doesn't practice the sledge-hammer approach to drawing, but is very delicate. He adds a lyrical quality to his work, but is still a true cynic."
"You know, he's probably a really nice guy, but I just didn't think he was right to be prime minister," said Franklin, adding quickly that he still didn't believe his cartoon had any influence on the outcome of the Tory vote. "They were going to do that to him anyway. I don't think I brought Joe Clark down, that's ridiculous." The cartoonist laughs whenever he thinks about the Tories. "What a vicious bunch of guys. They've got their knives out all the time."