Kurt Westergaard is the Danish cartoonist responsible for this not-at-all-controversial drawing:
His autobiography, Manden Bag Stregen (“The Man Behind the Line”), is coming out this November, but that iconic picture won’t be on the cover. Instead, you’ll see this:
That image is the “farewell drawing in the Jyllands-Posten newspaper when he retired earlier this year.” (The Turbomb comic is inside the pages of the book.)
I mean, I get the decision… If the controversial cartoon graced the cover, no publishing house would want to print the book, and no store would want to carry it.
At the same time, it feels like a cop-out.
Authors don’t usually design the covers of their book, but I’d love to know if Westergaard had any input into that decision.