Mac (cartoonist for UK Daily Mail) Easter Egg - Wife's Head in Every Cartoon

In the Mac half-page cartoons in most of the papers, Mac hides a small (about ¼") drawing of his wife's head, with long blonde hair.

The only exceptions to this are when he has a small cartoon elsewhere in the paper and he may put her there instead, or when they have a argument. In fact, a couple of years ago in a cartoon involving a heard of cows, he had put long blonde hair on one of the cows further away!

The cartoons seem to always be on the top of even pages (no idea why) in the front half of the paper.

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Contributed By: BritishJim on 12-19-2000
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ronmac writes:
Mac's cartoon in the Daily Mail appears in the front half of the paper because it contains the "news" pages and, generally, the source for the idea behind the cartoon. There seems to be no particular reason as to why it is positioned at the top of "facing" (even) pages - even Mac himself doesn't know! We can only assume that it is more readily seen there. I've never known Mac to omit his wife's head from a cartoon due to angst. It is almost always because he believes the subject matter to be contentious.
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Sparkling writes:
Although Mac, the Daily Mail cartoonist is now divorced, he has found that each time he leaves out the head and shoulder drawing of his ex-wife hidden in his cartoon, he is inundated with phone calls and letters asking him where it is. It would appear that many readers enjoy looking for this and so he continues to put it in. The only time he leaves this out is when his cartoon is of a serious nature and therefore doesn't warrant flippery.
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The even pages thing. I know that Marlette's view is also on even pages in Newsday. But its not an egg - they are just there because it is always in the same spot in the same section.
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