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Biographical details of artists

Biographical details of 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.

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

Peter Broelman is freelance cartoonist based in Adelaide whose work is syndicated nationally.

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.

Pat Campbell is a freelance cartoonist whose work regularly appears in the Canberra Times and Choice magazine. He won the humorous illustrator award at the 2002 Stanleys.

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

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

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

Andrew Dyson 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.

Rod Emmerson is the editorial cartoonist for the New Zealand Herald.

John Farmer has worked as the political cartoonist at the Hobart Mercury and Sunday Tasmanian for ten 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 as for the Sydney Morning Herald since 1988. He previously worked for the Canberra Times from 1985 to 1986 and his illustrations have also 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 a freelance cartoonist. His work appears in Chaser News, Electricity Week, Gas Week, Green Markets Weekly and Energy Daily 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 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.

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.

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


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 has numerous cartooning prizes including eight Cartoonist of the Year awards.

Brett Lethbridge is an illustrator and caricaturist for the Courier-Mail.

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.


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

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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 is a freelance cartoonist. 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. 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.

Oliver Watts has been working as an illustrator since 1998. A founding member of The Chaser News, Oliver is currently studying for a PhD in Art History and Theory at Sydney University.

Andrew Weldon's cartoons regularly appear in the Sydney Morning Herald, Chaser News and Big Issue. 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. Wilcox has illustrated numerous children's books including her own work, Enzo the Wonderfish.

Paul Zanetti is a freelance cartoonist whose work is syndicated nationally.