Thursday, August 13, 2009

New Matilda Cartoon Competition Entry

A while ago I mentioned the New Matilda prize for political cartooning. I urged everyone to vote for me, which worked because I made it into the finals.

The final entries were voted on by a panel of judges, including Australian cartooning legends Bill Leak and Peter Broelman, and I was lucky enough to come away with third place.

Not too shabby.

So here's my entry, thanks for those who voted, and I have a few editorial carton outlets at the moment so as soon as I'm allowed to post them I will.

To put the cartoon into context, it was drawn of the back of Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's multi billion dollar economic stimulus package. Some said it wouldn't work, some said it was too big, some said it would really f**k the economy...all good fodder for a cartoon.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Re: Quick Portrait

Here's a quick painting I did of a friend's son for his birthday. It was nice to be bit more serious in my work and I had to keep telling myself that it's a portrait not a caricature...a good fun couple of hours though.