Yes, for the first time in ... can it be?! ... seven years .... I have published a new comic. Well, co-produced, at any rate. Dillon Naylor (as Cowtown Comics) and myself (as Comicoz) worked together on this one. It reproduces some of the original Batrisha comics, in consecutive order, as they first appeared in the children's magazine K-Zone over twenty years ago.
In the past month, I was also able to attend the Rotary Cartoon Awards* at the National Cartoon Gallery in Coffs Harbour ... bunking down with the Rev Ian Jones, creator of the Bushy Tails comic strip.
Book Illustrator: Judy Nadin
Caricaturist: Judy Nadin
Comic Book Artist (please excuse me as I expand on this one, you know I am passionate about comic books!): Finalists: Gary Chaloner, Eleri Harris, Glenn Lumsden, Paul Mason, Stuart McMillen
Recipient: Glenn Lumsden.
I was really hoping Ian Jones would win this one, this year, to break the Gary Clark-Tony Lopes domination of the last ... um, many years. Still it was not to be...
Recipient: Tony Lopes.
At least Ian can say (and did say) that he's been a finalist for the past seven years in a row...
Editorial/Political Cartoonist: Mark Knight.
Event Cartoonist: Paul Harvey.
Illustrator: David Rowe.
Single Gag Cartoonist: Peter Player.
Jim Russell Award: Kaz Cooke.
Cartoonist of the Year (the "Golden Stanley")....
And the Finalists were: Paul Harvey, Mark Knight, Judy Nadin, David Pope, David Rowe, Cathy WIlcox.