Stanley Awards in Newcastle.
You know that saying, "never meet your heroes"? Well it must depend on who your heroes are, cause EVERYONE there was great to meet. I got to spend long hours talking with people whom I've admired for years - like David Pope (who won Cartoonist of the Year and also traded some original art with me!), David Rowe and Anton Emdin.
And so, I came back home with a fire to improve my own work. And this cartoon is the result. It took me all day. And I had to use copious amounts of white-out to correct and re-correct Julie Bishop's face. It almost looked like a relief sculpture once I was finished!