Posts Tagged ‘Leunig’

a gentle prayer by Michael Leunig

Posted: November 25, 2016 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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michael-leunig-a-gentle-prayerA gentle prayer from “When I Talk to You” by Michael Leunig

How to face the future by Michael Leunig

Posted: April 28, 2016 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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How to face the future by Michael LeunigI love Michael Leunig !

A Vision for Easter by Michael Leunig

Posted: March 25, 2016 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time, magic
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Easter-Leunig-weba wonderfully wry vision for Easter by Michael Leunig
( my favourite from this year’s Leunig calendar )

with 5 days off in a row to just play from today !

The Wayward Leunig

Posted: November 12, 2015 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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Irrelevance-by-Leunigthe good ship “Irrelevance” by Michael Leunig
Leunig-booksMichael chatted about art, life & the influence of ducks at Gleebooks to launch his latest book, “The Wayward Leunig”.
He is such a gentle soul, take a squizz at more of his wonderfully wry and whimsical work on his website & the Michael Leunig Appreciation Page
ThisWay by Leunig for Gleebooks

Michael-Leunig-The-Curly-Pyjama-Lettersa little levity from “The Curly Pyjama Letters” by Michael Leunig
Here’s a link to Michael’s keynote address – “Spirituality, Art & Innocence” April 2015
and a discussion about art, inspiration, irony & embarrassment with Helen Garner – “A Kind of Reality” 1992

The Peace Duck by Michael Leunig

Posted: September 17, 2014 by Mo Crow in magic
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the peace duck by Michael Leunig“The Peace Duck” by Michael Leunig
Peace Tree

The Essential Michael Leunig

Posted: November 27, 2012 by Mo Crow in good books
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Old Man Crow and I went along to Gleebooks last night to listen to Michael Leunig talk about his new book
 The Essential Michel Leuning: Cartoons From A Winding Path
It’s a treasure of his gentle wonderment in our mad world going back 5 decades. Michael charmed the audience with his quiet voice speaking about the nature of creativity, the importance of ducks and the need to get lost with each cartoon…  here’s a few scribbled notes from the talk-
to lose it and get all moody and infantile and deep down lost… the cartoon comes out of the lostness when a strange thing happens & it doesn’t matter anymore because it’s gone so very wrong and awry that he might as well enjoy himself as the ship goes down… that’s when he starts playing recklessly making those unexpected connections that keep his work so real and true and straight from the heart!
Here’s a quote from the forward in the book-
“What matters to me is that I find an unexpected sparkle in the inky muddle and mess of an emerging cartoon, some thing I have never previously seen or thought or felt, some quality that all of a sudden becomes present and is beautifully enchanting, whether in a big way or in a tiny way, in a dark and dire sense or in a joyous or frivolous one. An image needs the presence of  a curious atmosphere, a primal innocent resonance or  delightful absurdity that somehow beckons my affection. It is more important to love an image than to understand it”
&
“I am fond of the idea that the work of the artist is to express what is repressed, and I wonder if the joy I have taken in the discovery of the emerging poetic tone in my work is in fact relief that some small, profoundly soulful thing has been liberated.”
You can listen to Michael  in an interview on the  radio with James Valentine yesterday afternoon here
and with Margaret Throsby back in 2007 here
& here’s an old favourite of Leunig’s clipped out of the newspaper & stuck on the wall from back when Old Man Crow & I first started gardening together