about this site
Most of the Cartoons on this website were originally published in the Ballarat Courier.  While some of the cartoons deal with general and international issues the majority of them relate to Australian national and regional happenings. Small summaries giving background information about events that each cartoon deals with can be found below the cartoon thumbnails or on the web pages that list the cartoons.

This site was first set up on the 27th October, 1998 using Microsoft's Front page programs.  An slightly more modern version of the website was launched on the 19th November, 2009 using Microsoft's Expression Web program.

the difference between feature and pocket cartoons
An Editorial cartoon is one that sits on the editorial page of a newspaper. They are usually drawn about political and social events of the day. I personally prefer to concentrate on broader social themes rather than day to day party political manoeuvrings. The size of the average editorial cartoon is approximately twelve by eighteen centimetres.

A pocket cartoon is a small cartoon with a print size of approximately four by six centimetres. It is drawn to accompany an article in a newspaper or magazine and is usually embedded within that article.  The cartoon's subject matter is normally directly related to the article it's with.  Because of copyright reasons, I am unable to publish the articles that each pocket cartoon posted on this website accompanied.

To me career has always been something that Mulga Bill did as he hurtled towards Dead Man’s creek, so it is not surprising that my path to becoming a cartoonist was a twisted one.

Although I filled exercise books with cartoon doodles throughout my school years it was not until studying Art and Design in 1982 that I considered the possibility of becoming a cartoonist. Finally achieving that aim when I began drawing for the Ballarat Courier in 1990. In the intervening years I drifted through a succession of jobs as chemical worker, storeman, screen printer, diver, chainman, barman, bus driver etc etc... Which I now consider to be an excellent qualification for a cartoonist as these jobs gave me a thorough grounding in the ‘human condition’.

Since 1990 I have been the cartoonist for the Ballarat Courier.  My cartoons have also been published a number of regional papers and in a steady stream of educational books from a number of countries.  They have also been published on numerous websites.

I have won the Quill Award for Best Cartoon in 2006 and 2013.  I have also been shortlisted for a Quill Award six times.  Details of the 2013 Best Cartoon quill award win can be found at:

I live in Ballarat with my family and six chickens. My hobbies are growing vegetables, skindiving and kayaking,  and observing chickens and people.

As well as this website I also run another website about growing your own food in your back yard called Urban Food Garden.

I am also Secretary of The Bad Movies Club, and informal men's group that regularly gets together to watch movies and share a laugh and good company.   For more information about the club see The Bad Movies Club .pdf