Most of the Cartoons on this website were originally published in
the Ballarat Courier.
While some of the cartoons deal with general and international
issues the majority of them relate to Australian national and
regional happenings. Small summaries giving background information
about events that each cartoon deals with can be found below the
cartoon thumbnails or on the web pages that list the cartoons.
This site was first set up on the 27th October, 1998 using
Microsoft's Front page programs. An slightly more modern
version of the website was launched on the 19th November, 2009 using
Microsoft's Expression Web program.
difference between feature and pocket cartoonsMost of the cartoons posted on this site can be classified as
editorial cartoons, but I also include some pocket cartoons.
An Editorial cartoon is one that sits on the editorial page of a
newspaper. They are usually drawn about political and social events
of the day. I personally prefer to concentrate on broader social
themes rather than day to day party political manoeuvrings. The size
of the average editorial cartoon is approximately twelve by eighteen
centimetres, however the space I have in the Ballarat Courier is
slightly smaller (ten by eight centimetres). Which accounts for why
my editorial cartoons are more boxed shape and have less detail than
most editorial cartoons by other cartoonists.
A pocket cartoon is a small cartoon with a printed size of
approximately four by six centimetres. It is drawn to accompany an
article in a newspaper or magazine and it's subject matter is
usually directly related to the article it's with. Unfortunately,
because of copyright reasons, I am unable to publish the articles
that each cartoon accompanied.