What, Me Down Under?

October 13th, 2009 | Posted in News


I’m very honored to have been invited to be one of the guest speakers at the 25th annual Australian Cartoonist’s Association Stanley Awards taking place in Sydney November 12-15th. The guy I’m desperately clinging to in the above program cover illustration is another guest speaker, the legendary editorial cartoonist Pat Oliphant. The art on that cover was done by last year’s ACA “Cartoonist of the Year”, David Rowe.

I’ll be doing a presentation as well as a workshop on caricature on Saturday the 14th. There will also be a book signing somewhere in the city at some point over the weekend.

To say I am looking forward to visiting Australia, a place I have always wanted to go, is an understatement. Besides getting to meet and enjoy the work of some incredibly talented cartoonists at the event, The Lovely Anna will be accompanying me and we will be staying on for a week after the Stanleys to see some sights.


  1. George says:

    Tom if you’re looking for an extended stay you can camp at our place on the Gold Coast its a 50 minute flight from Sydney – Love your work

    Cheers George

  2. Willva says:

    Yaaaaay =) looking forward to it, and also seeing pat oliphant, apparently hes some sort of god? lol
    Recon the stanleys should be an overall fun experience =) hope i can get a caricature of ya =)

  3. Steckley says:


  4. julio cesar naranjo says:

    Hi Tom i wish i could go to this SUPER EVENT in Australia and meet all this important artists and see your latest works there. Take care.

  5. Lash LeRoux says:

    I can assure you, Tom, YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED. While wrestling with WCW and WWE, there were not many places in the world that I didn’t get a chance to go. Australia is by far my favorite! I loved everything about it and Sydney is an especially beautiful place.

  6. Grant Brown says:

    Tom you will have a fantastic time.A lot of work has gone into planning this weekend.And it should be awesome.Looking forward to catching up with you again.

  7. Ray Gardner says:

    I love editorial cartoons.

    A few years ago I was doing some small stuff for a couple of outlets, and it motivated me to get back to taking my overall art serious again.

    In my opinion, the fewer the words needed the better, which of course puts the burden on the imagery itself.

    I put the pens down for a bit to pursue better money elsewhere, but now that I’m active again, I’m trying to take what I learned doing those cartoons.

    My favorite editorialist is Henry Payne. Very stylized drawing, but he tends to get a lot across with his drawing.


New profile pic courtesy of my self-caricature for the Scott Maiko penned article “Gotcha! Mug Shots of Common (but Despicable) Criminals” from MAD 550

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