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Imagine, Ras still draws pictures at his age

By Vision Reporter

Added 12th January 2004 03:00 AM

Who is Ras and what is wrong with him drawing pictures at his age?

Who is Ras and what is wrong with him drawing pictures at his age?

Mr Ras
Who is Ras and what is wrong with him drawing pictures at his age?

This Ras fellow as you aptly put it, is in his thirties and incredibly enough at such an age when most people have settled down in their careers, Ras has taken it upon himself to draw pictures for The New Vision.

Pictures did you say? . Perhaps you mean he draws the cartoons on the letters page?
In my book, pictures and cartoons are the same. I have a one-year-old daughter, Gaana, who likes playing with crayons just like Ras does. Sooner or later, she will grow out of it, go to university and then do something sensible with her life like banking. If she took up drawing silly pictures for a living, I would be deeply upset.

So you think Ras is wasting away his life?
Of course he is! Imagine going to his house and you find he has plastered all the walls with graffiti, much the way youngsters do whenever they get hold of any writing implement.

But TB, I hear Ras was voted among the best picture drawer (oops, I meant to say cartoonist) in Uganda.
I largely suspect that the majority of the voters were from primary schools and kinder-gartens. I say so because in these establishments are kids who have more in common with his work than adults.

You are being hard on Ras. His cartoons are not for kids. He draws largely for an adult market.
I don’t see how his obsession of drawing cartoons of people passing wind, women with pointed breasts and animals with huge genitalia can appeal to the head of a blue chip company, a cabinet minister and you of all people who I thought were above that kind of thing.

Have you ever heard of the word humour?
Obviously not, because when Ras draws his cartoons, they are critical and underline the days happenings in the country. Take time to look at the words he uses.

Imagine, Ras still draws pictures at his age

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