I've always looked upon politics as a very boring thing. Politics never interested me as much as the people involved in it.
There has always been quite a strong black and white art tradition in Australia, with quite a large contingent of cartoonists, given the size of the population.
I've been in Washington ever since 1981, trying to get out!
So many cartoonists draw the same year after year. When they find a style, they stick with it. They don't mess with innovation, and they become boring.
I see myself as an artist who happens to do cartoons. Pat Oliphan