I was shooting the cartoon breeze with Frantz Kantor (Artist, Cartoonist, Entrepreneur) discussing cartoon classification and grammar and such like when Frantz (Visionary, Animator, Educator) , misheard one of my many pontifications. He thought I said “7 pillars of cartooning”, when in fact I said “7 genres of cartooning”! And like chewy sticking to your […]
Emile Mercier Born 10.08.1901 in Noumea, New Caledonia Died 17.03.1981 in Sydney Who was Australia?s funniest cartoonist? And why?? For my money, Emile Mercier takes the cake. For something to be funny there has to be a fair amount of truth in it for us to react to. And also that truth must be universal […]
We are partnering with the Burrinja Cultural Centre to put on an exhibition of Indigenous History Cartoons, which will run from 1st July to 31st August. It will chronicle issues of Aboriginal affairs in Australian society, sports and politics in the last 30 years.
I am one of those many individuals who learn visually. Although I’ve always liked History, not being able to memorise well with no head for names and dates, doing History in the 1960’s was a mystery to me. Then one day our Teacher brought in some very old copies of Punch Magazine which depicted Disraeli […]