Topic of the Month – December 2010

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Topic of the Month – December 2010

November 30, 2010

This month’s topic is ‘Jungles and Jungle Creatures’.

Where is the green flock?

November 30, 2010

The fabulously successful Instant Classic Where is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox and Judy Horacek, has now been published in quite a few different forms in various places across the globe, and it was impossible to resist organising a Christmas photo shoot of them all.   It took quite a bit of time getting them all arranged  so beautifully … more »

Let there be music (and movement)!

November 30, 2010

Recently I did a picture for the cover of a cd of Benjamin Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchesta, a new release from ABC Classics.  The cd also contains Tubby the Tuba and Mother Goose, and the talents of Christopher Lawrence, Emma Ayres,  Marion Briggs and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.  For the television ad, … more »

Lincoln and his Feet

November 29, 2010

I just received this photo for the Brag book.  Fred and Jackie started off as fans of my cartoons and prints, and have now established a wonderful tradition of giving each new grandchild my picture books.

“Here is a photo (about 2 years old) of our grandson Lincoln with his copy of “These are my feet”. Loves books and Judy’s are … more »

Mem & Yellow

October 31, 2010

Here’s a very cute picture that Mem Fox sent me of her and her grandson reading my picture book ‘Yellow is my favourite colour’ together.  Apparently he really loves the book and they have read it over and over.  That’s a huge compliment as if anyone at all is going to be surrounded by lots and lots of wonderful picture … more »

A Green Sheep cake from New Zealand

October 31, 2010

It seems a bit coals to Newcastle, but Mem and my Where is the Green Sheep? is big in New Zealand too!  Big enough to warrant the honour of being a first birthday cake. This from Kate, with a picture of the cake in progress and of the wonderful final result.
“Here’s a Kiwi contribution to your brag book.  This is … more »

Topic of the Month – November 2010

October 31, 2010

This month’s Topic is ‘I’, as in ‘Me, myself, I’

Topic of the Month – October 2010

September 30, 2010

This month’s topic is ‘Heat’. Stay cool and laugh lots!

Topic of the Month – September 2010

August 31, 2010

This month’s Topic is Greetings. It’s like a big wave from me to all of you.

Topic of the Month – August 2010

July 30, 2010

This month’s topic is Families

Is it me or is it Jennifer?

July 30, 2010

A while ago I did a series of simple cartoons about a character called Jennifer.  I’ve just put a piece of one up as my profile pic on my Facebook ‘Like’ page, http://www.facebook.com/pages/judy-horacek/129925351232?ref=s (trying to prove to myself I can do this whole new social media thing!)  

Click on this piece of the cartoon to see the whole thing and … more »

The next big thing

July 26, 2010

And you thought Masterchef was huge…  (if you’re only seeing a partial picture, click on it to see the full cartoon)

Topic of the Month – July 2010

June 29, 2010

This month’s topic is Extremes

A Growl is Born

June 14, 2010

My name is Jordyn Boland and I am in Year 6 at St Brigid’s Primary School.  We were asked to do an art project on an illustrator and I chose Judy Horacek.  I also decided to make a soft toy of Growl at home. I have done a sketch book which includes my interpretation of Growl, along with the materials … more »

Topic of the Month – June 2010

May 31, 2010

June’s topic of the month is Colour.

Elvis et al

May 25, 2010

Sometimes it is very strange being a cartoonist. For example, today I had to ask myself the question ‘If Elvis was a zeppelin, what colour would his shoes be?’

(The answer I gave myself was orange by the way.)

The kindness of strangers

May 10, 2010

I don’t know if he or she is likely to read this, but thanks so much to the person who found the letter I must have dropped in the street, and posted it back to me. He or she didn’t provide any contact details, so this is the best I can do to try and say thanks.

The letter was a … more »

Topic of the Month – May 2010

May 1, 2010

This month’s Topic is ‘Dancing and Singing’. Tra la!

Topic of the Month – April 2010

March 31, 2010

This month’s Topic is the very relaxing ‘Cuppas and Refreshments’

The Growl Quilt

March 29, 2010

Following on from her wonderful Where is the Green Sheep? quilt, Merle Mitchell made this amazing quilt based on The Story of Growl for my niece Alice.

It’s a beautiful quilt, with lots of episode from the book represented. It probably took as long to make as the book did to draw!  It was much more complicated to make … more »