Artists whose work features in the National Museum of Australia exhibition, Behind the Lines: The Year’s Best Cartoons 2010.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
John Farmer has worked as the political cartoonist at the Hobart Mercury and Sunday Tasmanian for 10 years. Farmer 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.
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 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.
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.
Tom Jellett joined News Ltd 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.
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 is a freelance cartoonist based in Hobart. His work appears in the Australian and the Hobart Mercury. In 2008, Kudelka won a Walkley award for best cartoon and a Stanley award for best political cartoonist.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Reg Lynch was born in 1960 and has been a cartoonist, illustrator, designer, lecturer and 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.
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 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.
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. 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. In addition to illustrating, Rowe 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 Sun. In 1995, Shakespeare was awarded a Walkley award for best illustration.
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.
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.
Andrew Weldon is a freelance cartoonist whose work appears regularly in the Sunday Age, the Big Issue and The Chaser books. 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 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. 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.