‘I do love to boast, so it’s fortunate that in 2008 I went from being a non award-winning cartoonist to being a multi award-winning cartoonist, current gongs are:
- 2008 Walkley Award for Best Cartoon
- 2008 ACAStanley Award for Best Political Cartoonist
- 2010 National Museum of Australia Cartoonist Of The Year’
- 2018 Walkley Awardfor Best Cartoon
- 2018 News Award for Best Cartoonist
- 2019 Kennedy Award for Best Cartoon
Jon is currently working on a counting book for children “A Dozen Dancing Devils” about Cradle Mountain after undertaking a two week residency at the Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery in late 2016.
My animations appear more sporadically, but there are a few samples on this site.
If you want to pay me to draw some cartoons or animations for you, I’m not taking on any extra commissions at the moment because I’m absolutely chokkas. If you really really really want me to do something and no other cartoonist or animator will do, then contact me here, but be prepared for me to be terrifyingly expensive.
If you want to buy an original or print of something that’s been in the paper, go here.
Life drawing has been one of my favourite hobbies since my Grade 10 art teacher Pru Melrose suggested I might enjoy it (thanks Pru!). I continued at Elizabeth College, taking classes taught by John Blaine who could teach life drawing for Australia should it ever become an Olympic sport.
I used to pop along to the Julian Ashton after workÂ occasionally with the annoyingly talented Tom Jellett for their sketch club, which is handily situated quite close to a nice pub. It was an extremely civilised affair. I now attend a group in South Hobart on most Tuesdays and on the day I usually put a few photos of my work up on my Instagram account if you’re interested.
I do a wide range of 2D animation and storyboarding work from web to TVCs to film. I mostly just dabble these days apart from the big Sekret Project that every animator has bubbling away in the basement.
My favourite cheese is Bruny Island Cheese’s Saint. You should try it, or even better buy me some. It’s really nice.