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Understandascope: Leunig cartoon (1984)


Post-script: This Leunig cartoon receives consistent hits here and I think one reason is the uncanny similarity of part of the skyscape with the WTC Twin Towers – almost as if Leunig had anticipated 9/11 almost twenty I would be interested in what people think of it, and what it means to them.

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One comment on “Understandascope: Leunig cartoon (1984)

  1. andy
    19 November, 2011

    I think sometimes we glimpse the future but it’s never a complete vision, it’s a haunting similarity that makes us wonder if it’s possible to see precisely into the future. I’ve done drawings like this myself but the links are often tenuous. That being said Leunig’s drawing of the multitude looking shocked on the streets is virtually prophetic to say the least. As for the Understandascope, well people are still speculating to this day. Feel free if you want to see the two pictures I have in mind.

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