I've just gotten back from the 2011 Australian Cartoonists Assoc Stanley Awards and Conference in Sydney.
As always it was full of learning, laughing and drinking and was something I was really looking forward to (especially as I was taking my dad with me for his forst foray into the dark world of cartooning). The conference was over two days and was the most full on one I'd ever been to. It started with Anton Emdin showing us his inking style and finished offf on Saturday with Glen Lelievre talking us through how to get a cartoon into the New Yorker.
I've made it as abridged as I can, because the amount of amazing work I saw from the likes of Ronn Cobb, Reg Mombassa, Leigh Hobbs, Cathy Wilcox, Stephen Axelsen, Roger Fletcher, Dave Follett, etc would take me all day to explain and I have work to catch up on...
The Saturday night awards were great as always and congrats to the big Winner on the night Anton Emdin! He's terribly talented fellow and all round nice guy. Congrats to Anton for his Gold Stanley and all of the other winners.
I was lucky enough to be nominated for Caricaturist of the Year, but was beaten out by David Rowe, who's had a great year and is never off his game.