Thursday, December 13, 2007

Know Your Cow

The week of June 11, 2007, I had the above cartoon in The Chronicle Review. I blogged about it here, and just found out that art -- or, rather, a cartoon -- imitated life. Here's a letter to the editor from the September 7, 2007 Chronicle Review:


Know Your Cow

Mike Lynch thought he was inventing something funny when he drew a cartoon showing a cow's picture on the side of a milk carton, with the caption "Artisanal Milk" (Letters to the Editor, The Chronicle Review, June 15). But 15 years ago, taking up a restaurant reviewer's recommendation, a colleague and I dined at a restaurant in Edinburgh in which each cheese on the cheese cart came with a photograph, discussed with us by the waiter, of the cow from which the cheese's milk had come.

Who knew? And would the photo of a cud chewing heifer really be helpful in choosing the suitable cheese? Those crazy Scotsman!


Mark Anderson said...

Man, that cartoon is SO good and SO out of left field it just makes me want to... want to... I know! No more baking photos for you Mr. Funny Pants!

Seriously though, I've never had a read write in to comment on one of my cartoons. Congrats!

Mike Lynch said...

I've had readers write to editors since I was in high school. Most of people who took time to write complained about a cartoon of mine. I should blog about that one day.

This is one of the rare times when someone added a real interesting -- and real life -- twist on a gag!