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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Giant Card Sale

After years of producing my own cards, I’m handing over the reins to the wonderful Blue Island Press, a small card company based in New South Wales, who will make and distribute them throughout Australia and New Zealand.  All new, redesigned, beautifully done, hopefully in lots more outlets.  A smaller range than before, but a slightly larger cards.  This new era begins … more »

Baby Talk the Hardline Way – new cartoon

I don’t normally add cartoons to the Topic of the Month once it’s up, but not long after I posted February’s Topic, Asylum Seekers, my eye/pen couldn’t fail to be caught by the predicament of the 267 asylum seekers who have been on mainland Australia for medical treatment and are now being sent back to Nauru.  This isn’t to forget … more »

Topic of the Month Returns!

Once upon a time, and for quite a long time, I published a Cartoon Topic of the Month on this website.  Every month (except Januarys), rain or shine.  Then I got a bit tired and so I took a little break.  I wasn’t sure if it would be a permanent break or not, but as it turns out, I MISS … more »

Topic of the Month – April 2016

This month’s topic is ‘Clowns and Other Performers’.  April starts with April Fools’ Day, so it seemed an appropriate topic.  I’m not sure why clowns have been seen as so scary of late – hopefully no coulrophobia will be triggered by these cartoon clowns and the other performers here.  Laughter would be infinitely preferable. (Disclaimer – the TOTM takes all care but no responsibility)

Every month this website will feature ten to twenty Horacek cartoons on a chosen topic. I chose them alphabetically – next month’s topic will be something starting with D.  All cartoons are ©Judy Horacek.  I’d rather you didn’t use these cartoons without my permission, but if you must, I’d appreciate it if you acknowledge my authorship and the source.  They are cartoons, not memes.  Cartoons this month were first published in The Age, The Australian Magazine, The Canberra Times and in some one-off commissions.

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02-dressed-this-am-300

03-clowns-kissing--col-350

04-Elvis-goldfish-col-400

05-Clowls-col-350

06-fish-trapeze-col-350

07-Llamas-in-pyjamas-col-LQ-400

08-good-cockatoo-day-col-600

09-fruit-bats400

10-AFLmeetsQI-col-350

11-Folk-Song-Mama-400

12-song-of-sheep-col_LQ-400

13-wordsworth's-baby-sister-350

14-waiting-for-godot-col-350

15-Felinegroovy-col-350

16-clown-farewell.col_LQ-400

17-flower-arranger-col-350

18-excellent-song-col-400

19-sending-in-clowns-col-350

20-main-character-F100-350