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Dean Alston is an editorial cartoonist for the West Australian. A past Walkley award-winner for best cartoon, Alston has also worked as a cartographer and publican.

Jonathan Bentley is an illustrator for the Courier-Mail. He has also worked as a freelance illustrator, publishing in the Independent, the Observer and the New Scientist.

Dan Boermans is a contributing illustrator for the Courier-Mail in Brisbane. He is currently freelancing from Sydney.

Peter Broelman is a nationally syndicated editorial cartoonist based in Adelaide. He has won two Stanley awards for his editorial cartoons and in 2005 was awarded the prestigious Gold Stanley award for cartoonist of the year.

Warren Brown is the editorial cartoonist for the Daily Telegraph, for which he also writes a weekly motoring column. Brown has won three Stanley awards for best editorial cartoon.

Pat Campbell is a cartoonist and illustrator at the Canberra Times. He also freelances for organisations such as the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, the Victorian Law Institute and several design groups. He was a recipient of the Bill Mitchell Award for Young Cartoonists and five Stanley awards.

Matthew Davidson is a cartoonist for the Melbourne Age. In 2008, Davidson won the Melbourne Press Club's Quill Award for Best Illustration.

John Ditchburn is a cartoonist for the Ballarat Courier. Ditchburn has previously published in Eureka Street, Independent Monthly and the Australasian Post.

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

John Farmer is a political cartoonist at the Hobart Mercury and Sunday Tasmanian.

Rocco Fazzari is a cartoonist for the Sydney Morning Herald. His illustrations also appear in the Sunday Age and the Sun-Herald. Fazzari also currently produces Rocco Blog-Go, a cartooning news-blog.

First Dog on the Moon — 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.

Michael Fitzjames has been a graphic artist for the Fairfax Group since 1980. He has worked for the National Times, the Sydney Morning Herald and the Times on Sunday, and is currently with the Australian Financial Review. He is also a painter and regularly shows at the Australian Galleries in Sydney and Melbourne.

Lindsay Foyle is a freelance cartoonist whose work has appeared in the Australian, the Bulletin, Australian Business and the Daily Telegraph. For the past 25 years Foyle has also written about the history of Australian cartooning.

Matt Golding is a freelance cartoonist based in Melbourne. Golding draws political and gag cartoons on a weekly basis for the Sunday Age, the Melbourne Times and the Melbourne Weekly Magazine. He has won a Walkley award and five Stanley awards. His latest book is Three-Second Thoughts, 2009.

Rolf Heimann is a freelance cartoonist based in Melbourne and is currently vice-president of the Australian Cartoonists' Association. He is the author of over 50 books, including novels, travel books and numerous children's books. In 2003, Heimann was awarded the prestigious Gold Stanley award for cartoonist of the year.

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

Chris Kelly is a caricaturist, cartoonist and animator for Leader Community Newspapers, PANPA Bulletin and Green Left Weekly.

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

Sturt Krygsman is an illustrator for the Australian. He has won three Walkley awards for best artwork and seven Stanley awards for his illustrations and caricatures. In 2000, Krygsman won the prestigious Gold Stanley award for cartoonist of the year.

Jon Kudelka is a freelance cartoonist based in Hobart. His work appears in the Australian, the Hobart Mercury and on his website, www.kudelka.com.au. In 2008, Kudelka won a Walkley award for best cartoon and a Stanley award for best political cartoonist.

Sean Leahy is political cartoonist for the Courier-Mail in Brisbane.

Bill Leak is a caricaturist, cartoonist and illustrator for the Australian. He has won numerous cartooning awards including eight Gold Stanley awards for cartoonist of the year.

Simon Letch is an editorial cartoonist with the Sydney Morning Herald and has worked for Fairfax Media 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 is a cartoonist, illustrator, designer and occasional curator. His work has been published in the Sydney Morning Herald, the Bulletin, and the Age, and a collection of his work, Bulk Reg, was published in 2000. His drawings currently appear each week in the Sun-Herald.

Peter MacMullin is an illustrator for the Sunday Mail in Adelaide.

Neil Matterson is an editorial cartoonist for the Sunday Mail in Brisbane. He has also published 12 cartoon books.

Alan Moir is an editorial cartoonist for the Sydney Morning Herald. He has also worked for the Bulletin and the Courier-Mail. He has won three Stanley awards, two Walkley awards and the prestigious Gold Stanley award.

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

Peter Nicholson is an editorial cartoonist for the Australian. He also produces political animations and was the creator of the 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 in 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. O'Neill has won three Stanley awards.

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

David Pope is an editorial cartoonist for the Canberra Times. Pope has been awarded five Stanley awards for his editorial cartoons and humorous illustrations.

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

John Shakespeare is an illustrator and cartoonist for the Sydney Morning Herald. He has previously worked for the Courier-Mail and the Sun-Herald. In 1995, Shakespeare was awarded a Walkley award for best illustration.

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

Greg Smith is editorial cartoonist for the Sunday Times and Perth's Community Newspaper Group. He previously worked for the Daily News.

John Spooner is an illustrator for the Age. As well as being widely published, John has won five Stanley awards, three Walkley awards, the Graeme Perkin award in 2002 and the Fremantle Print Prize (shared) in 1986.

Phil Somerville is a freelance cartoonist. His social and editorial cartoons have appeared in the Australian, the Sydney Morning Herald, the Bulletin, Nexus, Habitat, Punch and the Sun Herald magazine, Sunday Life. He also has had one collection of his work published.

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

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

Andrew Weldon is a cartoonist whose work has appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald, the Age, the Australian, the Bulletin, Good Weekend and GQ. He has also written and illustrated two children's books, as well as a collection of gag cartoons.

Cathy Wilcox is a cartoonist for the Sydney Morning Herald and the Sun-Herald. She has published two collections of her cartoons, and has illustrated numerous children's books. She has won a Walkley award for cartooning and three Stanley awards for single gag and political cartoons.

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

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