Judy Horacek is an Australian cartoonist, artist, writer and children’s book creator. Her cartoons have been pinned up on doors and walls all over the world. She is also sometimes a visiting artist for school children and an after-dinner speaker for grownups. more »

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Random Life is here!

Judy Horacek’s ninth cartoon collection was launched on 29th June at Bella Union to much applause and laughter. Random Life is now available in stores and for purchase here in the shop.

“Judy Horacek is one of Melbourne’s most loved cartoonists – her wise, witty, often whimsical cartoons cover subjects as diverse as climate change, feminism, social media, fairy tales, Mondays and zebras. Her ninth collection will … more »

Random Life – coming soon!

Random Life is the title of my brand new cartoon collection which will be available in shops from 3 July 2017 (in Australia at least).  It contains over 230 cartoons, plus an introduction by me, and a foreword by the late, great John Clarke.  It’s the first publication of Horacek Press, which is basically me.  The book was made possible … more »

Web shop is open again for 2017

Web store is now open.
Back in the shop is Judy’s wonderful board book These are my hands, as well as her most recent picture book with Mem Fox, the extremely cute Ducks Away! – what could be more fun than counting falling ducks?
Last chance to get a Judy Horacek calendar, featuring a cartoon for every month – a whole year of laughter!

Happy shopping!

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the new book

Pre-buy the new Horacek book online

The Pozible campaign has now finished, and I’m busily working on making my big pile of cartoons into a proper book – selecting, arranging, tidying the scans, getting the design done.

The campaign is over, but you can still pledge/pre-buy copies of the new cartoon book, it’s just moved to my website shop.  You can buy a single copy or a … more »

We made it!

Thanks so much to everyone who contributed – not only for the money but for the vote of confidence and the support of the idea.  And for the many lovely comments too.  It was really gratifying to feel there was so much love out there for my work.  I achieved the target, so – drum roll – a 224 page cartoon … more »

The cover is here!

I’m into the final week of the campaign for the new book (it ends 2 November, 10pm AEST) and for the last few days I’ve been working on the picture for the cover.  Covers tend to make me nervous, they are an extremely important part of the book
, and the awareness of that importance can be paralysing.  But I’m quite pleased with … more »