Category: Cartoon

Vumps Stumped

“Vumps” has been proclaimed as Australia’s “first comic book” – published in Sydney in 1908. Unfortunately it didn’t survive beyond the first issue, despite high...

To Marquet to draw a Fat Pig

CLAUDE MARQUET A SKETCH OF A GREAT CARTOONIST’S CAREER Gone from this earth for evermore Claude Marquet, The Worker’s official cartoonist, and undeniably one of...

Thanks Bancks

J. C. BANCKS : CREATOR OF “GINGER MEGGS” IT is doubtful whether comic artists are really indispensable to society. Their passion for inflicting disorganised noses...

Beating around Busch

A MAD WORLD, MY MASTERS — Shakespeare The greatest comic artist of the 19th century is the German, Wilhelm Busch. His innocent fun, based upon...

Artists’ Black and White Ball

Black and White Ball D.H. Souter, who supervised the decorations for the 1923 artists’ ball, described it as a ‘jazz fantasy’. It was at this...

Hartt starter with brummy Dummy

Cecil Hartt:  ARTIST AND SOLDIER Back In Australia after having been on military work abroad for more than three years, Cecil L. Hartt, the young...

Real appeal of Emile

Mercier’s single-panel newspaper cartoons of the 1950s and ’60s focused on daily life rather than current events. Journalist and poet Kenneth Slessor once observed that...

Jitterbugs

Human “Jitterbugs” Pose For Cartoons NOBODY ever knows what a jitterbug will do next. Even those masters of miracles, the Hollywood animated cartoonists, who can make pigs...

A Whiff of Jolliffe

Eric Jolliffe (1907 – 2001)  – Australian cartoonist and Spearfisher. PARLIAMENT would work better if shifted to Bungendore show-ground. This is the conviction of Eric Jolliffe, the nation’s...

Comical Cleansing

MOVE TO CENSOR COMICS Two resolutions designed to protect the housewife and mother were passed at the biennial conference of the Australian National Council of Women, which...

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