This is not the posting some of you are looking forward to. Maybe next time.
Here is the complete list of the 2014 Stanley Award finalists and winners (in bold) from last Saturday night at the Menzies Hotel in Sydney:
Matt Bissett Johnson, David Blumenstein, Rolf Heimann, and Peter Ryan
Winner: Peter Viska
Terry Dunnett, Anton Emdin, Judy Nadin, and David Pope
Winner: David Rowe
Rob Feldman, Tim McEwan, Bruce Mutard, and Dean Rankine
Winner: Roger Fletcher
Jason Chatfield, Gary Clark, David Follett, and Glen Le Lievre
Winner: Tony Lopes
Christopher Downes, Mark Knight, David Rowe, and Cathy Wilcox
Winner: David Pope
Nigel Buchanan, Anton Emdin, George Haddon, and Eric Lobbecke
Winner: Pat Campbell
Single Gag Cartoonist:
Oslo Davis, Glen Le Lievre, Mark Lynch, and Andrew Weldon
Winner: Cathy Wilcox
Cartoonist of the Year:
Pat Campbell, Anton Emdin, Mark Knight, Glen Le Lievre, and David Pope
Winner: David Rowe
Best Cartoon on the Night was won by Luke Watson
The Jim Russell Award for contribution to Australian Cartooning:
Media, Entertainment and Art Alliance
Comicoz is Nat Karmichael's publishing imprint. Nat is committed to preserving a permanent collection of Australian comic and comic strips. He feels that there is a need to recognise comics' contribution to and depiction of Australian culture.
Since 2011, Nat has self-published over twelve comic-related books and was Publisher-Editor of
Oi Oi Oi! -- the last series of nationally-distributed comic books of original stories to appear on Australian newsstands. He is a member of the Australian Cartoonists Association and edited the Association's journal Inkspot for 14 issues from late 2015. For numerous years he was the Lead Judge in the Ledger of Honour Awards for the Comic Arts Awards of Australia (formerly the Ledgers). These days Nat dreams of retiring from his occupation as a Clinical Nurse in the Psychiatric Emergency Centre in Queensland's largest public hospital, so that he can spend more time with his long-suffering wife and their six children and fourteen grandchildren. And perhaps publish some more comic-related books.
Comicoz acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay respects to elders, past, present, and emerging, and extend that respect to all First Nations peoples.
Australian Publications since 1976:
1 x Poster
19 x comics (one a co-production with Cyclone Comics in 1988/9, one a co-production with Cowtown Comics in 2022)
2 x Paperback books
10 x Hardcover books