A Piece of Cake
Publish date: November 27th 1986
Pages no: 96
Edition language: English
This book is unpleasant. Very, very unpleasant. Doesn't make it any less terribly true. (For people who aren't sure what's going on: a collection of (cartoon) drawings, focusing mostly on women but other matters as well. Not a word of explanation, so be sure to turn on your brains.)
It's a great shame that this Leunig stopped creating for public display. I wonder if it is because her work is unrelentingly dark and sad without any of the moments of relief that temper her brother's work. To put that another way, did she stop because she wanted to or because we needed her to?
There I was, thinking that Fay Weldon, Margaret Atwood and Alison Bechdel were telling it like it is, and now I see that they were just toning it down so as not to upset the men. If disquieting feminist cartoons are your thing, rush out and buy this collection immediately. There are some truly unfor...