Scotland’s Independence Referendum and So Many Butts

I did three, charming variations on the same cartoon today for Scotland’s big referendum on independence. The first one is is the most baroque, with a Scotland guy farting in UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s face. What a joy it is to be an editorial cartoonist on a day like today.

Notice that I cleaned this cartoon up a bit by making the fart a clean, white color; even so, I think most editors will shy away from farts. I made an alternative version for timid editors who turn their noses up at farts.

I colored these separately in Photoshop and I see that I forgot the green stripe in the tartan on the next cartoons – oh!  That annoys me. Too late to fix now. In any event, the fartless, mooning Scotsman below should make editors breathe easier.

Both of these “under the kilt” cartoons are drawn in advance of the vote, for editors to run if Scotland chooses to secede. I drew another, nicer version, for editors to run if Scotland votes to stay in the UK, with a big, wet, thank-you-kiss.

There are some more graphic variations that come to mind, but I should save those for another day.

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By Daryl Cagle

Daryl Cagle is the founder and owner of Cagle Cartoons, Inc. He is one of the most widely published editorial cartoonists and is also the editor of The Cagle Post.

One reply on “Scotland’s Independence Referendum and So Many Butts”

Daryl Daryl… 🙂 If only the real situation in Scotland was this simple. The real thing seems more like some labyrinthine conspiracy.
Who would have the most to gain politically from Scottish independence? Cameron and the UK Conservatives, Who is most against Scottish independence? Cameron and the UK Conservatives.
The real truth is that the Scottish will get diddled either way. In a week Scotland will have gone back to its obscurity and recession and London (the great parasite) will continue sucking the life and Vitality out of the rest of the country and the UK media will all go back to talking about London London London. Scotland? what's that?, among us barbarians up in the North..

I would certainly vote Yes sadly I'm pretty sure the Scots don't quite have the bravery to do it. The No campaign have given a constant barrage of how Independence will cost Scottish people money, and I think its penetrated a little too deeply.

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