I’m currently in Sydney, Australia for the 2009 Stanley Awards for the Australian Cartoonists Association. Just got back from the awards ceremony itself.
Australia has a rich history of cartooning and has some incredible talent. The ACA is a terrific organization and the people here have made us feel very welcome. I did a presentation and a caricature workshop on Saturday, and attended several other panels and presentations as well. Very nicely organized and some great speakers.
The main speaker of the weekend was Pat Oliphant, the influential and brilliant political cartoonist who was born and raised in Australia but had lived and worked in the U.S. for decades. I will do a more complete post covering the weekend’s events later, but int he meantiem here is a short video of part of Pat’s talk, where he recreates a cartoon that he said was one of the most controversial he’d done:
Once again, more later!
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