Julia Gillard's Christmas Carol

Last weekend, I got the pleasure of attending the 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!

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