Inside the Cartoonist’s Studio – Malcolm Mayes

Inside the Cartoonist's Studio

This week Inside the Cartoonist’s Studio has an international flavor (or “flavour” as long as we’re being worldly) as we welcome Edmonton Journal editorial cartoonist, founder of, and just all around good guy, Malcolm Mayes!

1) If you were to cast a movie entirely with cartoon characters, what movie would it be and who would star in it?

I’d cast Homer Simpson and SpongeBob Squarepants in a buddy film — sort of a Dumb and Dumber film about discovery. Homer would discover he lusts after BBQ pork, while SpongeBob would discover there’s someone even dumber than Patrick.

2) You’re a syndicate editor launching a new comic strip. What’s the worst possible title you can think of?

Hagar the Horrible by Chris Browne.

3) A light bulb over a cartoon’s head signifies an idea, while a string of random characters denotes swearing. Invent a new cartooning icon and what it means.


This would denote a quote that was so idiotic, that is wasn’t worth repeating. For example, if President George Bush was asked to justify his Iraq policy, he might reply…

“*********, *********** *** ** ******* ** ********!”

Thanks a bunch, Malcolm! Be sure to check out Malcolm and other fine cartoonists at!

2 thoughts on “Inside the Cartoonist’s Studio – Malcolm Mayes”

  1. Wow, what an insightful interview. Mr. Mayes must be a genius, and a wonderful caring, insightful man.

    Is he single? I think I'd be the perfect match for him.

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