Marsupialminal is a First Dog on the Moon Retrospective featuring
cartoons spanning the past 10 years, including some new pieces created
specifically for the exhibition. We had the privilidge of printing a
number of the larger works on display using the ever popular Hahnemuhle Photo Rag.
Education and background: I grew up in Canberra which explains a lot. I was a call centre
manager for a while and then I became a cartoonist which is a much
Where are you based? I work from home in beautiful Brunswick.
How long have you been illustrating for? Been cartooning for many years – been a professional full time cartoonist for 7 years now.
What are your creative influences? I grew up reading Petty and Leunig but also Wizard of Id and Peanuts and Asterix the Gaul.
What are your favourite tools of the trade? My wacom cintiq 24hd touch is fantastic and I love it.
What do you feel is your biggest achievement to date? I won a walkley, I did a stage show, all good things – but my biggest
achievement has to have been getting paid to draw stupid pictures and
making myself laugh.
What changes have resulted from your collaboration with the Guardian? I now have a potential audience of 100 million people – so a lot more
people are seeing my stuff which is very exciting. Also I get to be in
the actual newspaper (in britain) like a real cartoonist.
Tell us a little about your exhibition: It is a retrospective of some of my favourite cartoons over the last
10 years or so – plus a bunch of much smaller pieces I did for the hell
What’s next? A book
with cartoonist Jon Kudelka about the tour we did of Tasmanian whisky
distilleries – out in November. Another book next year and maybe one the
year after that!