Michael Atchison is dead. I never met him but I miss his cartoons. He stopped doing those a short while back. The Advertiser had a great cartoonist in Mr Atchison, not just good but great.
He drew well - and directly onto the page with pen and ink. His wit was incisive. He had the capacity of the world's great cartoonists - he could make people think, and often make them think without the use of any words at all.
He also had a trademark 'dog'. The untidy little creature in the corner (obviously himself) would often make the most incisive comment of all.
The creator of Insanity Streak would do well to study Atchison.