I didn’t think a syndicated strip would participate in the Everybody Draw Mohammad Day event, but I received an email pointing to yesterday’s Over the Hedge by T. Lewis and Michael Fry. I asked Michael if there was any hestitation to joining the event and he responded, “No. No second thoughts. I wrote two versions. T picked the punchier and simpler one. I think we successfully made our point without offending anyone.”
He also noted that there was no objection from the syndicate. Here is the strip as it ran yesterday.
6 thoughts on “Over the Hedge joins in Everybody Draw Mohammad Day”
was the Dreamworks movie based on this cartoon? I have never seen it before.
Yes, it was.
Bloody Hell. A pat on the back to Michael and T. for getting involved with Draw A Picture of Mohammed Day. I had wanted to participate, but too many of the drawing I saw were, I felt, in poor taste – it’s one thing to draw a picture of a guy with a beard and labeling him Mohammed, and it’s another entirely to draw him doing questionable things with a bowl of fruit and a tube of KY. At that point it’a not just saying “Look at me, I’m doing freedom of speech and you can’t stop me!” – it’s deliberately trying to offend in the most abrasive manner possible.
T. and Michael’s strip rather nicely encapsulates what I had hoped DAPoMo would be.
Indeed it was, Mike.
I’m a fellow cartoonist. I too drew a Mohammed cartoon.
Only I drew mine with a mustard bottle, on a pastrami sammitch.
Then proceeded to eat the evidence.
Cheers and GREAT cartoon!
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