From The Sunday Age, 27th July 2014.
From The Age, 24th July 2014.
Why do I love an ad cartoon so much? Probably speculation best left to a time when I don’t have a deadline breathing down my neck…
From The Age, 22nd July 2014.
There was debate with my in-house editor/partner about the correctness of the final sentence, but we settled on this, my original wording - not because it is actually formally correct (we agreed it feels somehow wrong), but because we couldn’t think of anything that conveyed the idea I was trying to get across any better (ie the company will not shame you for the large size of your car parking space, hence your incompetence). Any suggestions welcomed.
From The Age, 17th July 2014.
The pram is based on a Maclaren Techno XT. And the kids? Oh, you know, just totally made up…
So great to see that ‘Don’t Look Now’ has been shortlisted in the ABDA 2014 Book Design Awards in the Best Designed Children’s/Young Adult Series category.
A lot of effort went into making the books visually striking, beautifully designed objects, and it’s excellent to see them recognised in this way. Props to the book’s talented designer Bruno Herfst, who made the whole package look so simple, striking and fun.
The entire shortlist can be seen here: www.abda.com.au, and I am so pleased to be in the company of so many gorgeous books :)
The shortlisted books can be viewed from now till the awards on the 22/8 at Readings, Hawthorn in Melbourne, and Ariel Books in Sydney.
Recently, outside my studio building…
Really, is this where we’re at? Justifying the value of trees by how many dollars they will “give back”? I’m sure some well-meaning city bureaucrat thought this up, but it made me sigh every time I passed it.
Anyone who happens to be in central France between the 27th of September and the 5th of October please be sure to drop into the town of St. Just le Martel. The town hosts a large, well established annual cartooning festival ( https://www.facebook.com/pages/Salon-de-lHumour-de-Saint-Just-le-Martel-Haute-Vienne-France/153040051376973 ).
This year I will be part of an exhibition there of 50 Australian cartoonists called “Australian view of the World and Australian Humour” or “Le monde vu par les Australiens et Humour Australien”. It is organised by ACA member Christophe Granet. It sounds so ace - I’d sure love to be there!