Editorial cartoons have always been a way to express humour and comment on the goings on of the day. They are often misunderstood, especially when they are subtle. Some will “get it” others won’t because they happen to have a different sensibility or sense of humour.
In last week’s cartoon the cartoonist was in no way taking any credit away from Carl Heinrich but rather dissing “Olga’s” qualifications. Olga is a character, not a real entity and not Britt Santowski the cartoonist. She is meant to be that one voice that sees things just a little differently. Which she does. She is not meant to be taken so seriously.
Like Olga or hate Olga, she is just a caricature and compilation of many women.
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