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.
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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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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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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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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.
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*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.