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About the artists

Jock Alexander studied at the National Art School from 1974 to 1977. He produced illustrations for Fairfax Newspapers for nine years before joining News Limited in 1996. His work currently appears in the Australian and Daily Telegraph.

Dean Alston joined the West Australian in 1986. He has been drawing editorial cartoons there since 1987. Before working as a cartoonist, Alston was a cartographer and publican. He is married with two children.

Edd Aragon is an editorial illustrator and cartoonist for the Sydney Morning Herald.

Michael Atchison has been cartooning for over 40 years. His work currently appears in the Adelaide Advertiser.

Jonathan Bentley was born in Victoria in 1965. He graduated from Bright Polytechnic in 1989 and began work as a freelance illustrator, publishing in the Independent, the Observer and the New Scientist. He joined the Courier-Mail in 1997.

Warren Brown is the editorial cartoonist for the Daily Telegraph. He has previously won a Stanley award for the best editorial cartoonist.

Harry Bruce left school teaching to take up freelance cartooning. He is the daily cartoonist for the Townsville Bulletin and the Mackay Daily Mercury and freelances for several other north Queensland papers.

John Butcher draws under the pen name 'Jaybee'. His freelance work is published in the Green Left Weekly, the Voice and the Monitor.

Cactus Island cartoon strips are produced by Lee Sheppard, Doug Edwards and Lindy Wilson. Lee Sheppard is the director of Toon Studio. He works as a freelance cartoonist and animator and is published nationally. Doug Edwards and Lindy Wilson script and produce the multi-award winning radio comedy How Green Was My Cactus?.

Pat Campbell is a freelance cartoonist. His cartoons have been published in the Canberra Times and Choice magazine. He won the humorous illustrator award at the 2002 Stanleys.

Matthew Davidson has been an artist/illustrator for 15 years. His work has been commended at the Walkleys and the Melbourne Press Club. In 1999 he won an award from the Society of News Design, New York. Matt is currently Deputy Graphics manager at the Age.

John Ditchburn is the regular cartoonist for the Ballarat Courier. Ditchburn has been published in Eureka Street, Independent Monthly, Border Mail, the Australasian Post and on the internet.

Andrew Dyson was born in 1952. In 1987 he began work at the Melbourne Herald, becoming a cartoonist at the Sunday Age in 1989. He has been a cartoonist and columnist at the Age since 1999.

Danny Eastwood is the editorial cartoonist for the Koori Mail.

John Farmer has worked as the political cartoonist at the Hobart Mercury and Sunday Tasmanian for 10 years. John has won prizes in the United Nations Ranan Lurie and Coffs Harbour cartoon competitions.

Rocco Fazzari is a graduate of the South Australian School of Art and has been working as an illustrator for the Sydney Morning Herald since 1988. He previously worked for the Canberra Times from 1985 to 1986 and his illustrations have appeared in the Sunday Age and the Sun-Herald.

Michael Fitzjames is an illustrator for the Sydney Morning Herald. He has previously been published in the Guardian, Nation Review, Living Daylights, Digger, the Age Monthly Review, National Times, Harper's Bazaar and MJ Magazine. He exhibits his work at the Australian Galleries in Sydney and Melbourne.

David Follett is an illustrator for the Australian. In addition to political illustration David also does storyboarding and children's books.

Luke Fox is an editorial cartoonist for the energy industry. His work appears in Electricity Week, Gas Week, Green Markets Weekly and Energy Daily. Luke also works freelance, appearing in the Chaser News and online at www.erisk.net.

Lindsay Foyle has contributed to a number of publications, including the Australian, the Bulletin, Australian Business and the Daily Telegraph. Lindsay won the award for the best political cartoon in the Coffs Harbour cartoon competition in 1999, first prize for best comic in 2000 and won a merit award in the Olympics cartoon section in 1999. He has also written about the history of cartooning.

Matt Golding is a freelance cartoonist working from Melbourne. He draws political and gag cartoons on a weekly basis for the Melbourne Times and the Melbourne Weekly Magazine.

Judy Horacek is a freelance cartoonist and writer. Her work has been published in the Australian, the Age and the Sydney Morning Herald, and currently appears every Sunday in the Canberra Times.

Tom Jellett joined News Limited in 1998 and also freelances as an illustrator for Penguin Books. He was a Walkley finalist in 2000.

Fiona Katauskas has been a freelance cartoonist for five years. Her work has been published in the Bulletin, Sydney Morning Herald, Australian, Australian Financial Review, Chaser News and a range of other publications.

Chris Kelly is a political cartoonist who regularly contributes to Green Left Weekly.

Simon Kneebone has been a freelance cartoonist on social issues for over 20 years. He lives in Adelaide with his wife and two children.

Mark Knight is the editorial cartoonist for the Herald Sun and Sunday Herald Sun. He has previously worked for the Australian Financial Review and the Melbourne Herald.

Jon Kudelka works for the Australian and the Hobart Mercury.

Sean Leahy began working as the editorial cartoonist for the West Australian in 1975, and is now the editorial cartoonist for the Courier-Mail in Brisbane and the Sunday Times in Perth. His work has also appeared in Time Magazine (Australia), the Australian and the Bulletin.

Bill Leak is a caricaturist, cartoonist and illustrator for the Australian. He is also a presenter on the 'Nightclub', Radio National's premier arts and culture program.

Peter Lewis is an editorial cartoonist for the Newcastle Herald. Born in Mungindi, Queensland in 1953, he graduated from Newcastle Art School in 1976. Lewis has had two solo exhibitions of his paintings.

Eric Löbbecke has been an illustrator for News Limited since 1988, working on the Australian, Sunday Telegraph and the Daily Telegraph. He was a Bald Archies winner in 1999 and 2001, Black and White Artist of the Year in 1993, and won a Walkley award for illustration in the same year. Eric has also published three children's books.

Mark Lynch was born in 1951 and is still with us. His cartoons have been published in APN News and Media.

Reg Lynch was born in 1960 and since 1982 has been a cartoonist, illustrator, designer, lecturer and a curator. His work has been published in the Sydney Morning Herald, the Independent Monthly, Bulletin and Age. A collection of his work, Bulk Reg, was published in November 2000.

Matthew Martin is a regular cartoonist for the Sydney Morning Herald, and his cartoons have also appeared on Mambo T-shirts. Having lived in New York for 11 years, he has also had work published in United States newspapers and magazines.

Neil Matterson is the editorial cartoonist for the Sunday Mail in Brisbane.

David Messer's cartoons appear in the Bulletin and HQ magazine. His work has also been published in the Good Weekend, Juice, Sydney Morning Herald, the Australian and in the United Kingdom in the Spectator.

Alan Moir is the editorial cartoonist for the Sydney Morning Herald. Originally from New Zealand, Moir has also worked for the Bulletin and Courier-Mail. He has been six times winner of 'Cartoonist of the Year', and received a Walkley award in 2000. He was a Churchill Fellow in 2000, studying the influence of Australian and New Zealand artists on British cartooning.

Steven Moore is a freelance illustrator and cartoonist keen to destroy the tiresome status quo. His work appears regularly in numerous publications, including the Weekend Australian, Age and Business Review Weekly.

Paul Newman came to Australia from Dublin in 1988 and works as a newspaper artist for News Limited.

Peter Nicholson is the editorial cartoonist for the Australian. He was also the creator of the popular Rubbery Figures television series.

Vince O'Farrell has been an editorial cartoonist for the Illawarra Mercury since 1986. He is a six-times winner of the Rotary cartoons award and has been nominated for the Australian Cartoonists' Association cartoonist of the year 2003.

Ward O'Neill has been working as an illustrator and cartoonist since 1972, and has worked for the Australian, Sydney Morning Herald, National Times and the Bulletin. He is the editorial cartoonist for the Australian Financial Review and often illustrates Alan Ramsay's column in the Sydney Morning Herald on Saturdays. Ward was the winner of a Walkley award in 1982, 1984 and 1986.

Bruce Petty is one of Australia's most celebrated cartoonists, and also works in animation, sculpture and etchings. He has worked for a number of Australian newspapers including the Daily Mirror, Australian, Time Magazine (Australia) and currently works for the Age.

David Pope is a freelance cartoonist and illustrator for the labour movement and alternative press. His work regularly appears in the Canberra Times and the Sun-Herald. David was the winner of the 2002 Stanley Award for editorial/political cartoonist.

Geoff Pryor has been the editorial cartoonist for the Canberra Times for over 20 years.

Tohby Riddle is an author and illustrator of picture books as well as a cartoonist. His work has appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald and Good Weekend. His first collection of cartoons, What's the Big Idea? was released in 2003.

David Rowe is a daily editorial cartoonist for the Australian Financial Review. In addition to illustrating, Rowe also occasionally creates satirical sculptures.

Simon Schneider began work as a caricaturist and illustrator with the Herald Sun in 1986.

Nik Scott is a freelance cartoonist. His work has been published in the Green Left Weekly. Other clients include ACP, Fairfax, Simon and Schuster, Allen & Unwin and the Australian Consumers' Association.

John Shakespeare is an illustrator and cartoonist for the Sydney Morning Herald. He has previously worked for the Courier-Mail and the Sun. Shakespeare also makes sculptures for use in photo illustrations.

Ian Sharpe migrated to Australia from the United Kingdom in 1950. He currently works as an illustrator for the Canberra Times.

Greg Smith was born in Perth and worked in England during the mid-1980s on various papers before returning to Perth to work as a press artist and cartoonist for the Daily News. He is currently the editorial cartoonist for the Western Suburbs Weekly, and Perth's community newspaper group which includes the Guardian and Wanneroo Times.

Phil Somerville has been a self-taught freelance cartoonist since 1981. His cartoons have appeared in the Australian, Sydney Morning Herald, Bulletin, Nexus, Punch and the Sun-Herald colour magazine.

John Spooner is an illustrator for the Age. Before becoming a full-time illustrator, Spooner worked as a lawyer specialising in common law litigation. As well as being widely published, John has won five Stanley awards, three Walkley awards, the Fremantle Print Prize (shared) in 1986 and the Graeme Perkin award in 2002.

Ron Tandberg was first published in the Age in 1972. He is famous for his pocket cartoons. He is the winner of eight Walkley awards for best cartoon and two gold Walkley awards.

John Tiedemann is an illustrator and cartoonist, currently working for News Limited. He has previously worked for Fairfax and the Canberra Times and is featured regularly in the Bulletin and Money Magazine. In 2000, John won a Stanley award for general illustrator.

Andrew Weldon's cartoons regularly appear in the Sydney Morning Herald, Australian Weekend Magazine, Chaser News and Big Issue. A collection of his gag cartoons will be published by Allen & Unwin in December 2003.

Cathy Wilcox started as a cartoonist for the Sydney Morning Herald in 1989 and has also been published in the Age since 1993. Wilcox has illustrated numerous children's books including her own work, Enzo the Wonderfish.