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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.

Edd Aragon is an editorial illustrator, cartoonist and caricaturist for the Sydney Morning Herald. An Australian of Filipino heritage, he has worked for News Limited since 1980 and contributed to the Australian, the Bulletin and the Daily Telegraph. Aragon is also a writer, painter and sculptor and has exhibited his artworks both in Australia and overseas.

Maurice Argiro is a Melbourne-based animator and illustrator whose work has appeared both nationally and internationally. 'The real Julia' is his first published political cartoon.

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 freelances from the heritage town of Bowraville in New South Wales where he has re-opened an antiques emporium.

Peter Broelman is a nationally syndicated editorial cartoonist based in Adelaide. He has won three Stanley awards for his editorial cartoons and in 2005 and 2009 was awarded the prestigious Gold Stanley award for cartoonist of the year. His work appears on his website at www.broelman.com.au.

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.

Jason Chatfield is a cartoonist and stand-up comedian based in Melbourne. He is the fifth cartoonist since 1921 to produce the iconic Australian comic strip, Ginger Meggs, which appears in over 120 newspapers in 34 countries around the world. Chatfield's editorial cartoons for both print and online media are syndicated nationally.

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.

Patrick Cook is a well-known author, screenwriter and scriptwriter as well as a prolific cartoonist. He is a regular contributor to Spectator Australia and Radio National's Counterpoint.

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

Graeme Dazeley is a freelance cartoonist whose work appears in the Hobart Mercury. He has previously contributed to the Examiner, the Australian, the Sydney Morning Herald, the Bulletin and the Tasmanian Mail. Dazeley's work has also appeared in a number of books and other publications including training manuals, videos and advertising promotions.

Rob Duong and Ears McEvoy are the creators of the Sydney Morning Herald's Pulp Fiction. McEvoy is a burnt out sub-editor who survives on warm cans of Tooheys Old and packets of Winfield Reds. The highlight of his journalism career was reporting on the heats of the Charlie Richardson Memorial Sprint at the Dapto Dogs. Duong is a designer for the Sydney Morning Herald and the Sun-Herald, and Pulp Fiction is his first foray into cartooning.

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

John Farmer is a political cartoonist for 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 produces political animations and 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 Fairfax Media 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.

David Follett is an illustrator for the Funday Telegraph, the Week and Spectator magazines. He has also worked for the Australian, the Daily Telegraph and the Sunday Telegraph. Follett has previously won the Bill Mitchell Award for Young Cartoonists and a Stanley award for his graphic media art. His first children's graphic novel, Uncle Silas: Genetis, was published in 2010.

Lindsay Foyle is a nationally syndicated 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 for the Sunday Age and various Fairfax community newspapers. He has won a Walkley award and six Stanley awards. His first book, Three-Second Thoughts, was published in 2009.

Judy Horacek is a freelance cartoonist and writer. Her work has been published in many newspapers including the Australian, the Age and the Canberra Times and she has also worked for a range of community groups, unions and small magazines. Her most recent cartoon collection, If you Can't Stand the Heat, was published in 2010.

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 is a freelance cartoonist based in Sydney. Her work appears regularly on the ABC's Drum website at www.abc.net.au/thedrum/ and she has been published in New Matilda, the Sydney Morning Herald, the Australian, the Australian Financial Review, the Chaser and a range of other publications.

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.

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 a political cartoonist for the Courier-Mail in Brisbane and also writes and draws the comic strip Beyond the Black Stump. He was previously cartoonist for Brisbane's Sunday Mail, Sunday Sun and the Daily Sun, as well as Perth's Sunday Times and the West Australian. In 2000, Leahy was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to undertake research into cartooning overseas.

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.

Glen Le Lievre is a cartoonist for the Sydney Morning Herald, the Age and the Sun-Herald. After a decade working in the United States he now lives in Sydney. His drawings have also appeared in Time magazine, MAD, Playboy, Private Eye, Reader's Digest and the New Yorker. Le Lievre has previously been nominated for a Walkley award and has won a Stanley award for best single gag artist.

Simon Letch is an editorial cartoonist with the Sydney Morning Herald and has worked for Fairfax Media for more than 10 years.

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

Michael Leunig is one of Australia's foremost cartoonists and social commentators. His books of poetry and prose are widely published and his artworks are held in numerous public and private collections. Leunig has been awarded honorary degrees by three Australian universities and in 1999 he was recognised by the National Trust of Australia as a Living National Treasure for his contributions to Australian culture.

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 and Black and White Artist of the Year in 1993. Löbbecke has won two Walkley awards for illustration and was News Limited's 2005 Artist of the 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 editorial cartoonist for Adelaide's Sunday Mail. He previously worked as a designer, illustrator and cartoonist for the Australian between 1990 and 1999 and for the Advertiser between 1999 and 2010. MacMullin has won three South Australian Media Awards for his artwork.

Matthew Martin is a cartoonist for the New Yorker and the Sydney Morning Herald. He has been a cartoonist for the Times (London) and during his 11 years living in New York his drawings were published in most major American newspapers and magazines.

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.

Peter Nicholson is an editorial and pocket cartoonist for the Australian. He 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 also the illustrator and cartoonist for the Australian Financial Review. O'Neill has won three Walkley 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 and the Australian 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. Rowe has won numerous awards for his political cartooning.

John Shakespeare is an illustrator and cartoonist for the Sydney Morning Herald. He has previously worked for the Courier-Mail and the Sydney Sun. 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, Spooner has won five Stanley awards, three Walkley awards, the Graeme Perkin award in 2002 and the Fremantle Print Prize (shared) in 1986.

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 Media, the Canberra Times and the Bulletin. His work is featured regularly in the Week and Money magazines. In 2000, Tiedemann won a Stanley award for general illustration and was a finalist in the 2009 Walkley awards for artwork.

Andrew Weldon is a freelance cartoonist whose work appears regularly in the Sunday Age, the Big Issue, and The Chaser books and website, www.chaser.com.au. His work has also appeared in the New Yorker, the Spectator and Private Eye. Weldon has published two collections of his cartoons, the most recent being If You Weren't a Hedgehog ... If I Weren't a Haemophiliac ...

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. Wilcox 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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