The Tasmanian Writers’ Festival starts today and I did a special art print for it. Prints will be available at the festival or you can buy one here. Click the image in the buy now thing below and it should pop up a bigger image (it won’t make you buy one if you do this though you totally should buy one).
I’m also doing “Whisky Tales – Stories You Can Drink To” with Brett Steel and Bernard Lloyd on Saturday night but it’s sold out so you can’t come. Unless you bought a ticket obviously. Look, there are lots of excellent things on and you should go.
I will be having session at the Tasmanian Writers’ Festival with First Dog On The Moon and Chris Downes called “Illustrating The Now” in which we shall divulge the secrets of the black art of political cartooning. It is on this Saturday at 2pm and you may buy tickets here. Do come along, it will be lovely.
In honour of the big day in Sydney, here’s a cartoon I just found looking through the archives for another cartoon. Yes, this is from back in the days when I drew stuff in ink on paper and the cartoons were printed in (shudder) black and white. Anyway, here you go. Have a lovely time.
Look, rather than paying $20 or so to go and see a third of the Hobbit at the movies, you should definitely pay just $15 and get a calendar that covers the entire year with twelve glorious full-colour cartoon drawn in cutting edge 2-D (though I am thinking of selling it as a trilogy for 2014).
*Spoiler alert: Gollum appears as Mr February next year.
Here is a cartoon from my weekly Sightgeist spot in Weekend Review which is the same spot that the cartoons for my calendar come from, which is interesting.
Here is a Sightgeist cartoon from last week’s Review section. This one isn’t in my 2013 calendar, but there are 12 other Sightgeist cartoons in the calendar which you can buy here, in case you were wondering.
A5 print $44 [wp_cart:novelsheath_print_A5:price:44.00:end]
A4 print $66 [wp_cart:novelsheath_print_A4:price:66.00:end]
A3 print $88 [wp_cart:novelsheath_print_A3:price:88.00:end]
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A3 print $88 [wp_cart:schrodingersvet_print_A3:price:88.00:end]
Easter can be a confusing time for heathen types like people who read this blog, so this cartoon pretty much sums it up in case somebody asks what is going on.
Anyway, happy Easter. Be safe etc.
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A3 print $88 [wp_cart:easter_print_A3:price:88.00:end]
I was mucking out the attic and just found this old thing. I’m pretty sure it was for the 5th Taste Of Tasmania, which places it around 1993 0r 94 when the world was a simpler place. They ran it on page 4 of The Mercury and I do remember drawing it in a bit of a hurry as I may have lingered to have a second or possibly third beer before moseying up to the drawing board.
Good times (click for a larger version).
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A4 print $66 [wp_cart:lunar_lol_print_A4:price:66.00:end]
A3 print $88 [wp_cart:lunar_lol_print_A3:price:88.00:end]
Nothing much to add on the political cartoon front, so here is the (as promised) the mildly controversial cartoon for April from my calendar, which you really should buy. There has been some very mild controversy about it, well one chap got grumpy at me about it on blasphemy grounds during my exhibition and then his wife told him to harden up and then she bought two. Follow her example.
Here is last weekend’s Sightgeist by popular demand. Pretty much a shoo-in for the 2013 calendar.
Oh, did I mention I have a 2012 calendar you can buy? You should definitely buy one. Wouldn’t want to start the new year without a calendar.
Available as a print as well:
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A4 print $66 [wp_cart:tis_the_season_print_A4:price:66.00:end]
A3 print $88 [wp_cart:tis_the_season_print_A3:price:88.00:end]
Just drawing your attention to my lovely calendar, which you should definitely buy.
I present to you the cartoon for January.
Today’s the last day to see the pics on the wall at the Sidespace gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre. We’ll be packing up around 4-ish, so if you want to see it, do so before then.
…and in a seamless segue, the Bread and Circuses exhibition will be expelled from the Sidespace Gallery (Salamanca Arts Centre) this Sunday night, so last chance to see it today and tomorrow.
Saint Wally and 19 other Sightgeist cartoons are up at the Bread and Circuses exhibition at the Sidespace Gallery in the Salamanca Art Centre 9am to 5pm this weekend. So find your bloody wallet and come and buy a print or a calendar. You may also come and say nice things to me and/or buy me coffee.
I’ve* assembled a crack team to take out this year’s Salamanca Arts Centre Tasmania to Antarctica themed Quiz Night, and in honour of the month have donated the above ink and watercolour Hobart/Antarctic July-inspired drawing for the silent auction.
…And as the meta-theme for this post is themes, to keep with the charity theme I’m selling a limited edition of ten signed A5 digital archival prints of the above piece for $66 each and will be donating the lot to the East Africa Red Cross Appeal because let’s face it, a nippy wait for the bus isn’t that big a deal in the scheme of things.
So if you want one, click add to cart button below – $66 (unframed) postage included.
Hobart Winter Bus Stop Blues print unframed $66 [wp_cart:hobart_winter_blues_print_unframed:price:66.00:end]
*Okay, Maggie did the team assembling, as is apparent from the actual assembling of said team a week in advance rather than next Sunday afternoon.
So feel free to carefully consider the below options, then click “both”…
Would you buy a Sightgeist cartoon…
If you want to buy it and you’re not in the neighbourhood, it’s $350 inc postage. Contact me to buy as I’ll have to check it isn’t already sold.
Indicator Rage print unframed $33 [wp_cart:indicator_rage_print_unframed:price:33.00:end]
This has been a bit of a favourite in the studio for a while, but I have generously decided to give someone the chance to have it on their wall for real cash money. $440 inc GST from Spacebar Gallery off Wooby’s Lane in Salamanca.
If you want to buy it and you’re not in the neighbourhood, it’s $460 inc postage. Contact me to buy as I’ll have to check it isn’t already sold.
UPDATE: The Kite Mimes original is sold! Prints still available.
It’s also available as a signed print (image size approx 17cm x 20cm). Prices include GST and delivery.
Kite Mimes print unframed $66 [wp_cart:kite_mimes_print_unframed:price:66.00:end]
Kite Mimes print framed $240 [wp_cart:kite_mimes_print_framed:price:240.00:end]
I’ve been drawing Dopey Bay for about 15 years now. While people say Chooka’s a bit like me, and his best girl Shazza sometimes repeats stuff my wife said the other day word for word, that is of course entirely coincidental.
This cartoon however, is completely autobiographical. Still wondering how they got there.
A4 print $66 [wp_cart:haystacks_print_A4:price:66.00:end]
A3 print $88 [wp_cart:haystacks_print_A3:price:88.00:end]
PS: Friends do not let friends drink and tweet,
What could be more bloggy?
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I just like this one, and somebody wants a print, so here ’tis (click the Add To Cart button and shopping cart will appear below).
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A3 print $88 [wp_cart:polar lime print A3:price:88.00:end]
…or possibly underneath.
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Yep, looks like politics is cranking up again for the year. Don’t forget to take some time to taste the fairy floss now and then.
At the end of the year, I like to gloat over my stats and see which cartoon was most popular, because I am a sad and lonely person, and the cartoon that got the most hits was Ennui Emergency.
Sorry, the original of this cartoon has already been sold. I’m told it’s hanging in a board room in London. Make of that what you will…
Also, I saw on a discussion board that somebody was actually trying to make one of these. If you actually ended up doing it, send me a pic. That would be pretty cool.
Bovine Terrorists has sold, so it’s Secret Handshake‘s turn to go up against the wall at Spacebar.
For $440 it’s all yours framed and ready to go on your wall to impress your friends and crush your enemies, and vice versa if you are so inclined. If you don’t live in Hobart and you want it, contact me here and I’ll see what I can do…
It’s been a bit of a Renaissance for, well, Renaissance cartoons for me in the past few weeks. Anyway, I’ve had a few requests for prints of this one, so if you want one, you can either contact me or just buy one now. Prints use quality Epson inks on archival textured paper and look bloody fantastic if you ask me.
A4 signed print $66 [wp_cart:Leonardo Airport Security A4 print:price:66.00:end]
A3 signed print $88 [wp_cart:Leonardo Airport Security A3 print:price:88.00:end]
The Australian Public Intellectual Network have released their list of the top 40 Australian Public Intellectuals, and yet again I have bewilderingly been overlooked. I was probably number 41, so if I was Glyn Davis, I’d be watching my back.
I’m putting the final touches on an exhibition of gag cartoons at the Sidespace (very likely opening tomorrow if I can get everything sorted) and dug this cartoon out of the depths of a deceased laptop’s hard drive. So there, I’ve mentioned the exhibition, so I’d better get on with it.
Stupid top 40 Australian Public Intellectuals. It’s because I don’t wear skivvies you know.
UPDATE: Sorry, the original of this cartoon has already been sold! I’m told it’s hanging in a board room in London. Make of that what you will…
To buy an A5 sized signed archival print, it’s a special price of $12 Australian including postage (flat rate, worldwide) until 7 January 2011. [wp_cart:Kudelka Ennui Emergency print:price:12.00:end]
If you couldn’t access my site this morning, and I know this website is very important to you, dear reader, it went into meltdown due to the above haiku getting on the front page of reddit. Anyway, I think I’ve sorted it out, and if you want to, you can buy the t-shirt here and the mug here.
I’ve had a few requests to put this one up, so here it is. If you want a print or the original, go here.