about this siteMost 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.
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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