Michael Leunig: Five Favourite Cartoons

Michael Leunig is an undisputed national treasure. His particular blend of whimsy and wit, provocation and pure magic, has been bewitching Melburnians since his first cartoon in 1965.

He’ll be joining us at the Capitol Theatre on Wednesday to look back on his brilliant career - and draw live - in conversation with Michael Williams.

To get you into the mood, here are five of his iconic cartoons, drawn from over the decades. They’re all included (along with roughly 400 others) in The Essential Leunig, a gorgeous hardcover celebration of this beloved artist’s life work.