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Gary Mackean, The Boy Who Draws Monsters, is the creator of the gremlin webcomic Barnaby and Loaker, Angus the Haggis Slayer and many other characters. Gary is an Edinburgh cartoonist and illustrator and is available for commissions and projects. garymackean@aol.com

Monday, 29 June 2015

The "Beautiful On The Inside" Duckling

My version of the fairy tale, The Ugly Duckling. The idea behind this version of the Ugly Duckling was to make fun of the overly political correct attitude to seemingly innocent nursery rhymes and fairy tales. I will be working on a few other fairy tales and nursery rhymes that will hopefully poke fun at the people who take things a little too seriously.

One example of this was in 2014- Australian kindergartens changed the words of "Baa, Baa, Black Sheep" to "Baa, Baa, Rainbow Sheep" due to concerns over the original version of the nursery rhyme being racist. They were considering changing the line "one for the little boy who lives down the lane," in case it could be deemed sexist.

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