Federal Politics

Illustration: Alan Moir


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. His cartoons are included in collections with The National Museum of Australia, National Library of Australia and the National Library of NZ.

Our resident artists

John Shakespeare

Illustration: John Shakespeare

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.

David Pope

Canberra Times editorial cartoon for Wednesday, June 29, 2016.

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 several Stanley awards for his illustrations, and a green ribbon for high jump at a school that no longer exists.

Cathy Wilcox

Cathy Wilcox illustration.

Cathy Wilcox was born in Sydney and 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, and later, the Age. She still draws for the Herald and The Sun-Herald, and has illustrated numerous children's books.

Ron Tandberg

Illustration: Ron Tandberg.

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.

Andrew Dyson

Dyson illo for opinion 2/6

Born in London of French/Australian stock, Andrew Dyson draws and writes for the Age. A winner of Walkley Awards for both cartooning and illustration, his interests include horology, history and washed-rind cheeses. A resident of Melbourne's rapidly evaporating Green Belt, Andrew is the proud father of two lovely girls, neither of whom have the slightest interest in cartooning, and the proud owner of two exceptionally dim spaniels.

Simon Letch

Illustration: Simon Letch

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.

Bruce Petty

Illustration: Bruce Petty

Bruce Petty worked as a freelance cartoonist and illustrator in the UK for publications including Punch and the The New Yorker between 1954 and 1961. He then became a political cartoonist in Sydney for The Daily Mirror and The Australian before joining The Age in 1978. He has produced machine sculptures and several films involving animation.

John Spooner

Illustration: John Spooner

John Spooner commenced drawing for The Age newspaper in 1974. He has won four Walkley awards, five Stanley awards and received the Graham Perkin Award for Australian journalist of the year in 2003. He was also the co-winner of the Mornington Peninsula Print Aquisitive Award and Fremantle Print Prize in 1986.

Michael Leunig

Illustration: Michael Leunig

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 and in the same year was awarded the "Golden Trophy of Excellence".

Matt Golding

Illustration Matt Golding

Matt Golding's cartoons appear weekly in the Sunday Age's editorial pages and in the business section. He is also a cartoonist with the Melbourne Times and The Melbourne Weekly. He is a Walkley Award winner and recipient of four Stanley Awards. A collection of his cartoons entitled 'Three-second thoughts' will be published by Scribe in December 2009.

Rocco Fazzari

Illustration Rocco Fazzari

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 Media's websites.

Andrew Weldon

Illustration: Andrew Dyson

Andrew Weldon has been a contributor to The Age and The Sunday Age for many years. His cartoons have been published widely nationally and internationally, including in The New Yorker, The Spectator and Private Eye. He has published two book collections of his work and several childrens' books. He smells funny.

Matt Davidson

<i>Illustration: Matt Davidson</i>

Matt Davidson has been illustrating for The Age since 2000. In that time has won a small swag of awards including the 2007 and 2013 MPC Quills. He illustrates the opinion page for the Sunday Age. It has been rumoured that he tumbled with Circus Oz.

Judy Horacek

January 27

The Age's Judy Horacek says "My life has been a quest to find new and better places to stick cartoons". Accordingly, her cartoons can be found in newspapers and magazines, online, on aprons and teatowels, on mugs, on fridge magnets and cards, and as limited edition prints. Her cartoons have been described as whimsical and quirky. As she says, "I take every day situations and make them strange"

Pat Campbell

Pat Campbell thumbnail - uncropped

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 and a Walkley.