Test Run for The Mercury

OK OK OK. There's a few things that you need to know about this cartoon.

  1. It's a political cartoon about Australian Politics.
  2. It's about a week and a half past its expiration date. It's no longer relevant. The election has already been held and crazily enough, we still don't have any idea who's gonna be our Prime Minister.
  3. It was never actually published. It was a "dummy run" for the Mercury Newspaper here in Hobart. I'm applying to be a once-a-week cartoonist for them and they're putting me through the ringer to see if I can actually come up with a cartoon by the deadline.

I would try to explain what's going on with all of this, but I might bore you. All you really need to know is that the guy pictured is Tony Abbott, who was going on a useless no-sleep-till-election promotion. And workchoices? To be honest, I still don't understand that. Tony Abbott apparently did because he implemented it and then it was revoked as being cruel and unfair. So, at this point, Julia Gillard, the current Prime Minister, has been saying that Abbott would try to bring this back if he were elected.

Now, all that being said, I want to assure all of you that I'll still be making regular comics. I've got one that I'm inking at the moment. I just wanted to show you this because I thought it turned out nice and I wanted to show it off.


Who knew that octopi held the secrets for good comic writing?

Hey Everyone!

Wow, I just drop off the face of the earth for a few weeks at a time, hey? Rest assured, I'm still working pretty hard at things, I'm just not allowed to publish much of it on the blog due to all sorts of contractual obligations and whatnot.

Well, here's one thing I can publish. I did a two page comic about writing comics for a magazine in New South Wales called Newswrite. It's the publication of the NSW Writer's Centre. For those of you who live in this grand state and are of the literary mind, you should sign yourself up with them. They've got good taste in cartoonists, that's for sure.

One of the things that I wanted to keep in mind while I was writing this comic was that the intended audience would most likely be writers, so I wanted to approach things from a writer's standpoint. That's one reason why I don't go into much of the artistic side of things. That, and I didn't have enough pages to delve any further.