Quickly did this for the great man. RIP Nelson Mandela, you were one of the greatest things to happen to my country.
So last Sunday I was invited to talk about cartoons and faith on BBC Radio 4 for their Sunday show callled, not surprisingly, ‘Sunday’. I was joined by Zaineb Latif, a cartoonist who does work for Muslim News. We’d pre-recorded our segment because Zaineb is based in Canada so the time difference made it inconvenient for the live Sunday morning show. Pre-recording also meant our original conversation was longer than the final broadcast segment. It was enjoyable – both Zaineb and the host, William Crawley, were chatty and charming. It also made me long for the days when I was on community radio. Good times. Ahem, but back to this. It’s a fairly serious discussion – light on goofball jokes and “boom!” comedy zingers. So be prepared not to laugh.
You can listen to it on the BBC Website here (skip to the 13:14 mark) for the next seven days:
Or you can listen to that specific segment on Soundcloud.
Thanks again to the nice folks over at Families First Magazine for running one of my cartoons. The one they chose (you can see an earlier version of it from 2008 here) seems apt for the British summer, especially in the light (well, the light behind the clouds…) of recent news that Britain is facing another 10-20 years of wet summers.
In case you’re wondering where you can find Families First Magazine, well, it’s all over the place. Check out WH Smiths, Sainsbury’s, local newsagents. I even spotted a copy in my local shop by the train station: