MORE SHAMELESS PRE-CHRISTMAS MARKETING
Merry pre-Xmas again. Only a couple of weeks left to order a print if you want to get it in the post before Christmas. They are signed, high quality prints, and can feature a favourite cartoon of your choice, or I’d be happy to make suggestions based on loved one’s interests, career, quirks, impairments etc. Details at andrewweldon.com on the ‘Buy’ page. Contact me via the site or message me via Facebook to get in touch. Cheers!
MORE SHAMELESS PRE-CHRISTMAS MARKETING
From The Big Issue Australia, November 2013. This went through many drafts, and in the end got somewhere towards expressing my unexpected emotion when Lou died. But it seemed ridiculously meagre after reading Laurie Anderson’s beautiful and incredibly moving essay and public goodbye: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/laurie-andersons-farewell-to-lou-reed-a-rolling-stone-exclusive-20131106
From The Sunday Age, 1st December 2013. A slightly confused cartoon. The first two jokes are borne of sincere political anger - aiming (believe it or not) to Bring Down The Government. At the very least chip away at them. Like, as Bill Hicks described political jokes, a little pygmy arrow into an elephant flank - enough of them and eventually the giant beast collapses dead, and we humorists dance and sing around the enormous body. The third is just a bit of silliness. If anything it probably inadvertently pokes fun at the environmental concerns that fuel the second panel. Nice Bringing Down The Government genius. Oh well - I guess they get to live for another day…
Merry pre-Christmas. I know the hell of trying to think up endless present ideas at this time of year. So why not get your loved one/obligator a high-quality, signed print, of a favourite cartoon? Message me with details of the cartoon you’d like as a print, or even ask for suggestions - I’ve got work on heaps of topics. Details of print sales are on my website at andrewweldon [dot] com, and I can be contacted via there, or message me on facebook. Cheers
From The Sunday Age, 24th November 2013. Don’t blame the eyeball-incinerating yellow on me - I took it straight from the ‘Melbourne Now’ promotional material. Yikes, what a colour!
From The Age, 21st November 2013. This is the most recent in a long series of my cartoons involving people having unexpected things (logos/ads/messages/materials/etc) on their foreheads or faces. I seem to find this idea endlessly funny. I think it’s about the fact that, deep down, I find body modification inherently weird and amusing. Even the most simple piercing. What a fogey! I suspect someone with actual tatts/piercings etc probably doesn’t find these cartoons as funny as me… Hmmm.
From The Big Issue Australia, a bit after the election. Something I think at pretty much every election - ‘Don’t get too cosy…’.
My friend Chris Guest is currently crowdfunding an amazing book project, that you can support, make happen, then drool over when it lands in your postbox. It’s called ‘Floating Horizon’, and it’s a giant, thoughtful, awe-inspiring, mind-bending, beautifully drawn and realised, single 10m long (!) drawing, presented as a concertina book. The Pozible campaign is here: http://www.pozible.com/floatinghorizon . You can see the entire thing here: www.chrisguest.net, but as you’ll see, it’s so full of detail you’ll want to see it in the flesh. Chris is a brilliant artist and draughtsman and spent 5 years drawing this gorgeous work, before trying to get it published. As he says in his Pozible pitch, everyone, including publishers, who saw it was awe-struck. But it doesn’t fit into convenient book marketing boxes (Kids’ book? Adult artwork? Graphic novel? Environmental essay? All of the above, really), let alone book formats, and eventually all the interested parties passed. Crowdfunding is perfect for wonderful, but uncategoriseable, projects like this. Chris has set things up so you can give it as a Christmas present - he’ll send out postcards you can give, in advance of the book landing early next year. We’re buying six - seriously. I’ve admired this thing as it developed, and I can’t wait to have my grubby mitts on one, and share it around.