Ron Tandberg worked for a few years in the art department at Leader Publishing and taught art in Victorian high schools before joining The Age full-time in 1973, seven months after he was first published by the newspaper. He has won 10 Walkley awards, including two Gold Walkleys.
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Alan Moir came to Australia from NZ in the early 70s, and has brazenly supported the All Blacks since. He has worked for The Bulletin magazine, the Brisbane Courier Mail and joined the The Sydney Morning Herald in 1984. He has won several awards including two Walkley Awards.
The Age's Andrew Dyson has won Walkley Awards for both cartooning and illustration. His interests include horology, history and washed-rind cheeses. Andrew is the proud father of two lovely girls and the proud owner of two exceptionally dim spaniels.
Bruce Petty worked in the UK for publications including Punch and The New Yorker between 1954 and 1961. He became a political cartoonist for The Daily Mirror and The Australian before joining The Age in 1978. He has produced machine sculptures and animation films.
Cathy Wilcox was raised on tea, biscuits and afternoon TV. She studied at Sydney College of the Arts, lived in Paris for a spell, and developed a habit of drawing in small white spaces. In 1989 there was an opening for someone like that in the The Sydney Morning Herald.
David Pope drew political cartoons for the Sun-Herald before stepping into the big shoes of Geoff Pryor at The Canberra Times in 2008. He has received seven Stanley awards for his illustrations, and a green ribbon for high jump at a school that no longer exists.
Ian Sharpe came from England as a babe-in-arms in 1950, and began cartooning at art school in Melbourne in the ‘60s. Then, after a hiatus of itinerance, returned to cartooning with The Canberra Times in 1984, where he's been scratching a living ever since.
The Age's John Spooner has won four Walkley awards, five Stanley awards and the Graham Perkin Award for Australian journalist of the year in 2003. In 1986 he was the co-winner of the Mornington Peninsula Print Acquisitive Award and Fremantle Print Prize.
John Shakespeare is a Walkley award winning cartoonist and illustrator. His work covers a variety of mediums, from cartoons and caricature to 3D computer illustration.
Matt Davidson has been illustrating for The Age since 2000. In that time has won a small swag of awards including the 2007 Quill Award for illustration. He illustrates the opinion page for the Sunday Age. It has been rumoured that he tumbled with Circus Oz.
Matt Golding is a cartoonist with The Sunday Age, The Melbourne Times and The Melbourne Weekly. He has won a Walkley Award and four Stanley Awards. A collection of his cartoons entitled 'Three-second thoughts' will be published by Scribe in December 2009.
Michael Leunig is a cartoonist with three small dogs. He was found guilty of driving an unregistered tractor in 1972 and doesn't own a duck. He enjoys talking to strangers and going to bed at night. He began working in 1945, when he was awarded the "Golden Trophy of Excellence".
Pat Campbell is a born-and-bred Canberran, and has remained partial to the place for most of his life. He spends most of his time undoing the good work done on the family farm, as well as mountain biking. He has won a number of awards, including five Stanleys.
Artist Rocco Fazzari has been working for the Fairfax press for over 20 years. Along with his work appearing regularly in The Sydney Morning Herald, his animated work and blog have become a feature across Fairfax Digital's websites.
Simon Letch has been illustrating for The Sydney Morning Herald since 1990. With an eye for the incongruous, parallel, and humourous he references popular culture past and present. His distilled images furnish the National Times' blog directory.
Cartoons from The Canberra Times editorial artist.
A selection of published work from The Canberra Times artist.
A selection of published work from The Sydney Morning Herald artist.
A selection of artwork by The Age artist Matt Davidson.
Sketches by the Herald's political cartoonist.
Illustrations by political cartoonist Bruce Petty of The Age
Some of The Age artist Andrew Dyson's best work
Gallery of illustrations by the Sydney Morning Herald artist.
A look at the follies, foibles and joys of the human race.
Gallery of cartoons by The Sydney Morning Herald illustrator.
Gallery of cartoons by veteran Age illustrator
A gallery of cartoons by The Age and Sunday Age contributor.
A gallery of cartoons by The Sunday Age illustrator