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

Greg Bakes has been working as an illustrator for over 20 years. He is currently working at the Sydney Morning Herald.

Dan Boermans is an illustrator for the Courier-Mail/Sunday Mail in Brisbane. He has a background in the advertising industry and defected to the world of cartooning eight years ago.

Peter Broelman is a freelance cartoonist based in Adelaide whose work is syndicated nationally. He has won two Stanley awards and was awarded a prestigious Gold Stanley award in 2005.

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

Jason Chatfield is a freelance cartoonist based in Perth. His work is published in the Fremantle Herald, the Melville City Herald and the Cockburn City Herald.

Rod Clement is a pocket cartoonist for the Australian Financial Review. Rod also writes and illustrates children's books. In 1998, he won the Walkley award for best cartoon.

Matthew Davidson has been an artist and illustrator for 15 years. He has been commended at the Walkleys and the Melbourne Press Club. His work appears in the Age.

Andrew Dyson is both a cartoonist and columnist for the Age and the Sunday Age.

John Farmer has worked as the political cartoonist at the Hobart Mercury and Sunday Tasmanian for over 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 worked for the Sydney Morning Herald since 1988 where he currently produces the popular Rocco Bloggo cartooning news-blog. He worked for the Canberra Times from 1985 to 1986 and his illustrations have also appeared in the Sunday Age and the Sun-Herald.

First Dog on the Moon see entry for Andrew Marlton.

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, the National Times, Harper's Bazaar and MJ Magazine. He exhibits his work at the Australian Galleries in Sydney and Melbourne.

Lindsay Foyle has contributed to publications such as the Australian, the Bulletin, Australian Business and the Daily Telegraph. He won the award for the Best Political Cartoon in the Coffs Harbour cartoon competition in 1999, first prize for best comic in 2000, and 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 weekly for the Melbourne Times and the Melbourne Weekly Magazine. He won Stanley awards in 2005, 2006 and 2007 for Best Single Gag Cartoon.

Rolf Heimann migrated to Australia in 1959. He is the author of over 30 books, including novels, travel books, cartoon collections, and especially children's books. Rolf was named Australian Cartoonist of the Year at the 19th annual Stanley Awards in 2003.

Judy Horacek is a freelance cartoonist and writer. Her work has been published in a range of national and local newspapers including the Australian, the Age and the Sydney Morning Herald. She has also worked for a range of community groups, unions and small magazines.

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

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

Sturt Krygsman is an illustrator for the Australian. He has won seven Stanley awards, a Walkley award and a National Cartooning award.

Jon Kudelka is a freelance cartoonist whose work appears in the Australian and the Hobart Mercury.

Bill Leak is a caricaturist, cartoonist and illustrator for the Australian. He has won numerous cartooning prizes including eight Cartoonist of the Year awards.

Simon Letch has worked at Fairfax for more than 10 years.

Eric Löbbecke has been a cartoonist for News Limited since 1988, working on the Australian, the 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.

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

Andrew Marlton is the man behind First Dog on the Moon. He has over 20 years' experience in cartooning and is currently the editorial cartoonist for Crikey.

Alan Moir is the editorial cartoonist for the Sydney Morning Herald. Originally from New Zealand, Alan has also worked for the Bulletin and the Courier-Mail. He has been Cartoonist of the Year six times, 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.

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 also produces political animations and was the creator of the popular Rubbery Figures television series.

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

Ward O'Neill has been working as an illustrator and cartoonist since 1972, for the Australian, the Sydney Morning Herald, the National Times and the Bulletin. He is the editorial cartoonist for the Australian Financial Review.

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, the Australian, Time magazine (Australia) and currently works for the Age.

David Pope is the editorial cartoonist for the Canberra Times. David was the winner of the 2002 Stanley award for editorial/political cartoonist.

Geoff Pryor was the editorial cartoonist for the Canberra Times for over 30 years. He won a Stanley award for best editorial work in 1993 and the National Museum of Australia's Political Cartooning Award in 2006. He retired in early 2008.

David Rowe is a daily editorial cartoonist for the Australian Financial Review. He also occasionally creates satirical sculptures. David won a Stanley award for best caricaturist in 2007.

Simon Schneider is a digital illustrator for the Herald Sun. His work has also appeared in the Weekly Times. He won a Stanley award in 2007 for Best Digital Illustration.

John Shakespeare is an illustrator and cartoonist for the Sydney Morning Herald. He has previously worked for the Courier-Mail and the Sun.

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

John Spooner is an illustrator for the Age. 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.

Phil Somerville is a cartoonist for the Sun-Herald. His cartoons have also appeared in the Australian, the Sydney Morning Herald, Bulletin, Nexus, Punch and the Sun-Herald colour magazine.

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 have appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald, the Age, the Australian, the Bulletin, the Big Issue, Might, Good Weekend, and GQ. He has written and illustrated children's books including The Kid With The Amazing Head (Penguin 1998) and Clever Trevor's Stupendous Inventions (Penguin 1999). Allen & Unwin published a collection of his gag cartoons in 2002.

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

Paul Zanetti is a Queensland-based freelance cartoonist whose work is syndicated both nationally and internationally.

Zeg is a freelance editorial cartoonist who often contributes to the Bendigo Advertiser, the Kiama Independent, the Northern Wollongong Leader and the Lakes Times.

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