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Yearly Archives: 2016

Here’s to 2017!

December 13, 2016

The Horacek online shop is now closed for 2016, and will re-open on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.  Feel free to order anything you’d like between now and then, but it probably won’t be delivered until next January.  Wishing everyone a wonderful festive season, full of many happy, merry and joyous things, and a wonderful beginning to 2017!  Which can only … more »

Pre-buy the new Horacek book online

November 30, 2016

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 »

Last Shopping Days Till Christmas

November 30, 2016

The Horacek online shop is chockfull of ideal Christmas and just anything gifts – cartoon books, picture books, including Mem Fox and my new one, Ducks Away, prints, the first ever Judy Horacek calendar available in Australia, all kinds of things!  You can even pre-purchase Random Life, the nascent new Judy Horacek cartoon book, to be sent out to you … more »

Topic of the Month – December 2016

November 30, 2016

This month’s topic is ‘Kristmas and New Year’.  Generally I dislike spellings of words starting with ‘c’ with a K (you will never find me anywhere near a Krispy Kreme for example) but as the Topic of the Month is alphabetical, and K happens to co-incide with December, I felt I could do little else.  It is surprisingly hard to … more »

We made it!

November 11, 2016

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 »

Success for the New Book Campaign! THANK YOU ALL!

November 11, 2016

My crowdfunding campaign on Pozible was a huge success – thanks so much to all who joined in, it was a lot of fun in amongst the stress.  I raised enough funds for the printing and design of the book, with enough extra to make it 224 pages rather than the originally proposed 192, and to be able to print … more »

Topic of the Month – November 2016

October 31, 2016

This month’s topic is ‘Journeys’.  All kinds – real or metaphorical, necessary or frivolous, sensible or pretentious.  Everything anyone tries to do these days seems to be described as a journey – I hope you enjoy this glimpse into ‘My Cartoon Journey’ Journey.

Next month’s TOTM will be ‘Kristmas and New Year’.  (I hate spelling it that way, but it’s the December … more »

The cover is here!

October 27, 2016

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 »

The New Cartoon Book Frontier

October 25, 2016

My Pozible campaign to raise the money to fund the new book has reached 100% of its target, hip hip hooray and hurrah! That was its first target, to print a 192 page book.  It’s also reached its second target, to make the book longer, 224 pages.  Hooray again!  I’m very grateful to all the people who have helped me … more »

And the campaign rolls on (Day 6)

October 17, 2016

In one hour it will be 24 hours times 5 since I launched this campaign to raise the money to selfpublish a new book and it’s going really well, $9285, which is 67% of my goal.  I’m really grateful to everyone who has pledged, from the smallest to the greatest amount.   Thank you all!  Supporters with a special shoutout are Liz Telford, … more »

Thanks to my early supporters!

October 13, 2016

The following wonderful people have supported my Pozible campaign in its very first 24 hours: Francesca Rendle-Short, Rose Momsen, R Connor, Rebecca Dominguez, Pat Tandy, Maria Ostbye, Lee Kennedy, Bruce Francis, Peter Horacek, Helen Maxwell, Helen Ennis, Robyn Vale, John Horacek, Ben Ennis Butler, Kathy Henderson, Alex Fiveash, Jan and Ivan Horacek, Rowena Morrison, Marion Stell, Lyn Valentine and Brenda … more »

Help make Judy Horacek’s New Cartoon Book a Reality!

October 12, 2016

It’s high time there was a new Horacek cartoon book out in the world!  The last one was 2010, which is ages ago, and of course I’ve done lots of fabulous cartoons since then.  My plan is to self-publish, and I’ve got a three week crowdfunding* campaign going at Pozible to raise the money.  Really what I’m asking you to … more »

A new way of prints

October 5, 2016

For a long time I’ve been planning to investigate giclee printing in relation to my work (a lot of artists are doing them nowadays) and I’ve finally done it.  Giclee prints are reproduction prints of an extremely high quality, printed on archival paper and with proper pigment based inks.  So, not prints in the ‘printmaking’ sense of getting one’s hands dirty … more »

Topic of the month – October 2016

September 30, 2016

This month’s topic is ‘Ignorance’, which seems to be the dominant mode of thought we are adopting as a species at the moment.  It distresses me greatly that expert knowledge in something is currently treated with suspicion, and people act as if opinion is as valid as research and thought.  It’s especially prevalent in relation to the environment and climate … more »

The Age Triple Treat

September 23, 2016

As of the beginning of this month and until next February, I am now doing THREE cartoons a week in the Age.  That’s two more than my regular one.  I’m filling in for Oslo who is taking a bit of a break from that spot.  My cartoons are now appearing on Wednesdays and Fridays, as well as Mondays – hurrah!  Weldon has … more »

Topic of Month – September 2016

August 31, 2016

This month’s topic is ‘Hybrids’.  It’s probably a rather loose definition of ‘hybrid’ – meaning things that are joined with other things to make something different.  ‘Hybridisation’ (if that is a word) is something a lot of us cartoonists do all the time – because we can.  There are some well-known traditional hybrids here, such as mermaids, others are a bit … more »

A fortnight of sunrises

August 30, 2016

I’m always putting photos of dawns and dusks on Instagram and Facebook, yes cliches, but also, awesome (in the original sense of the word) and my favourite times to look at the sky.  Here is a supercharged version – the sunrise of every morning in my trip to Skopelos Island in Greece earlier this year, a series of photos made into … more »

Topic of the month – August 2016

August 1, 2016

This month’s topic is ‘Games’, of all kinds.  Probably lots of metaphors for life here, but that’s up to you to decide.

Next month’s TOTM will be ‘Hybrids’.

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 H.  All cartoons are ©Judy Horacek. I’d … more »

Cartoons for asylum seeking cartoonist

July 25, 2016

There is a young Iranian cartoonist called Ali, aka Eaten Fish, being held in detention on Manus Island, and he’s not faring well. A petition has been started calling for the Australian government to allow him to come to the mainland for medical treatment. Led by First Dog on the Moon, who has been mentoring Ali, and corresponding with him, … more »

Topic of the month – July 2016

June 30, 2016

This month’s topic is ‘Feminism’, which is where my cartooning life first began.  That was years ago, sometime last century in fact.  Society has changed dramatically in that time, thanks to the activism and the smarts of many women. But we’re not there yet –I’m still finding plenty to do cartoons about.

Next month’s TOTM will be ‘Games’.

Every month this website … more »