Gallery Back Save The best of David Pope 2012 facebook SHARE twitter TWEET email google-plus linkedin reddit More David Pope picks some of his standout cartoons of the last 12 months. Previous slide Next slide David Pope pope-March-16 "The hung Parliament continues to be a great source of characters and comic possibilities, like our very own 'Modern Family' political sitcom. I'll miss it if we return to one-party rule after the next election, and the negotiations we've seen on the floor to get Bills passed disappear behind party room doors." "2012 was the UN's International Year of the Australian Billionaire, so I was contractually obliged to draw a lot of them this year. They are buying up our football teams, media companies and political parties, so it has been good to practise my caricature skills before I'm relocated to GinaWorld on the Gold Coast as the theme park caricaturist." "The year has not all been about big important global and domestic political issues, though. There's always a bit of leadership soap opera to provide some welcome light relief, especially when there is no discernable policy issue at stake. I'm sure I'm not the only one who finds it a convenient excuse to put aside doing any real work". David Pope cartoon, April 14 2012. of More Galleries Previous Next New Northbourne avenue trees arrive. BBen Quilty "The longest war" at the War Memorial Orexi by Baxevanis, the new Restaurant at Canberra's Hellenic Club Miss Ink competition to be held in Canberra. The National Portrait Gallery unveils a new portrait of dance legend. The Scott 24hr mountain bike race Braidwood Open Gardens- Millpond Farm. ACT Olympians and Paralympians officially welcomed back to Canberra.