I've been with Cartoonstock for over ten years now. Cartoonstock is an online cartoon database where people can find a cartoon on many diverse subject and purchase a licence to use the cartoon for different applications, like books, educational use (schools), work presentations, merchandise, etc...
My cartoons are available for sale at Cartoonstock if you want to have a look. Just click on the following link to access the SEARCH functions for my cartoons.
A new venture called Jantoo is now also carrying my cartoons. Jantoo is geared more towards helping people active in Social Media in finding cartoons at a low cost to use online on their Blogs or Social Media pages.
I grew up in France, reading "Bande Dessinees" (Graphic novels) all the time and collecting them. I have a collection of over a thousand BDs. When I moved to Australia, I was sad to see that pretty much the only titles I was used to that were translated into English were Tintin and Asterix.
Although my kids liked looking at my BDs, it was a bit hard to read for them as their French is good, but they are not native speakers having been brought up in Australia (and my wife is Australian).
So, imagine my surprise, a couple of years ago, when I found out that a company in England, run by a Frenchman called Olivier Cadic, was publishing the best of the European BDs in English language.
Needless to say that I have bought a lot (and I mean a lot) of their titles and my kids are really enjoying reading BDs. I bought some BDs from Cinebook for the local public school where my kids go as well and the books are a big hit with the kids at the school library.
BDs are great, try them! Note that some of the titles are aimed older readers, not just kids (Titles like "XIII", "Largo Winch", "Thorgal", "Orbital", etc.). Kids love "Yakari", "Cedric", " Lucky Luke", etc...
At the opening ceremony of the Timelines Exhibition in Newcastle last Friday night, the cartoonists of the Australian Cartoonists' Association were invited to draw on a big white board located in the middle of the gallery.
If you've ever been in a room with cartoonists, you would know they can't stop themselves and have to draw all the time. It's like a compulsion. Here are the results:
(including artwork from Peter Broelman, Craig "Jenner" Hilton, Jason Chatfield)
(including artwork from Peter Lewis and Jeremy Goodchild)
(including artwork from Lindsay Foyle and Glenn Le Lievre)
Alex Stitt talked about his career and the various ups and downs of working in advertising, film, documentaries, animations, etc... He also gave another talk on his involvement with Australia Post creating stamps.
Sam Viviano gave two talks also. The first one about his career while the second one was centered around celebrating the 60 year's anniversary of MAD Magazine.
Both Alex and Sam were all round nice guys and mingled with all Australian Cartoonists' Association members present at the Stanley's Conference. They shared a lot of anecdotes, some funny, some sad, but boy, both of them were great speakers!
The Australian Cartoonists Association is proud to announce the six finalists for the Gold Stanley for Cartoonist Of The Year to be announced at the 28th Stanley Awards in Newcastle on November 17.
Named after the famous 1930’s legendary Smiths’ Weekly Cartoonist (and ACA Past President) Stan Cross and his timeless cartoon - “For gorsake, stop laughing - this is serious!”, the Stanley Awards are globally recognised and revered.
Award categories include comic strip, single gag, editorial/political, caricature, illustration and comic book art. Finalists and winners of these awards will be announced during the Stanley Awards dinner.
The finalists for the Gold Stanley Award sponsored by the Herald Sun are (in alphabetical order):
Peter Broelman – editorial cartoonist for Fairfax and APN regional newspapers and recipient of the Gold Stanley in 2005 and 2009.
Anton Emdin – freelance illustrator for MAD, The Spectator, People and last year’s Gold Stanley winner.
Mark Knight – editorial cartoonist from the Herald Sun who was awarded the Gold Stanley in 2006 and is also a three-time Walkley Award winner for Best Cartoon.
Glen Le Lievre – freelance cartoonist with The New Yorker, the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.
David Pope – editorial cartoonist from the Canberra Times and 2010 Gold Stanley winner.
David Rowe – editorial artist with the Australian Financial Review who has collected three Gold Stanleys in 2002, 2007 and 2008 and is also a two-time Walkley Award recipient.
The Australian Cartoonists' Association (ACA) is organizing the "Timelines Exhibition" to coincide with the Stanley Awards next weekend (16/17 November 2012).
The ACA is holding the exhibition at the Newcastle Council’s “Lovett Gallery” which averages 2000 people through per week. The exhibition will be running for 5 weeks, starting on Friday the 16th of November 2012.
The exhibition will be opened by the Mayor of Newcastle on the Friday night of the Stanley Awards weekend, with cartoonists in attendance drawing on the far wall.
Newspapers and TV media will be covering the event.
So, if you live in Newcastle (Australia) or nearby, come and check this cartoon exhibition. Submissions from some of the best cartoonists in Australia, and some unknowns like me, have been received for the exhibition and I was told the Gallery's walls will be packed with cartoons!
I know at least one of my cartoons will be displayed, maybe even two as I sent two...
I was discussing the use of cartoons for educational purposes with other members of the Australian Cartoonists' Association the other day and it made me realize that quite a few of my cartoons are used this way. So, back home, I compiled a list of Universities and Schools that I know have used my cartoons. I am sure that this list is a lot longer, but I've compiled the list below based on the hard data I currently have... Universities & Schools: Swansboro High School (USA), Dalhousie University (USA), Lee's Summit R-7 School District, Boston University, Michigan State University (USA), Duke University (USA), Colorado School of Mines (USA), University of Technology Sydney (Aus.), Alberta Education, Max Planck Institute for Physics, Nova Scotia Community College (Canada), University of Saskatchewan, University of Alberta, Wayne State University, University of La Verne, Flinders University, Tuckahoe School, Brigham Young University, University of Texas Health Science Center, University of Waterloo, University of British Columbia, RMIT University (Aus.), University of Southern Queensland (Aus.), San Francisco State University, Open University, University of Pittsburgh, Trent College, University of Cambridge, Leon County School, Monash University (Aus.), University of Bristol (UK), Cengage Learning, Conroe School District, La Trobe University (Aus.), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Calgary, Portland State University-OCCD, Oxford University Press, Saffron Walden County High School, The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand, Harford Community College, Scholastic USA.
If you've seen my cartoons used at your School or University, it would be cool to know about it...
Wow, only two weeks to go before the Stanley Awards!
For those of you who don't know, the Australian Cartoonists' Association (ACA: http://www.cartoonists.org.au) holds every year the "Stanley Awards". It is basically a whole weekend event with a Cartoonist Conference on the Friday and Saturday and an Awards night and dinner on the Saturday night.
Basically, ACA Full-Members are eligible to enter the Stanley Awards in various categories. A "Year Book" is produced and all ACA Full-Members have to vote for three choices in each category. An independent auditor collects all the votes and the winners get a "Stanley Award" in the given category.
This year, my cartoons are contesting for the "Comic Strip" category. Needless to say my chances are very very slim as there are some amazing cartoonists in Australia.