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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 »

Topic of the month – June 2016

May 31, 2016

This month’s topic is ‘Earth’, in celebration of World Environment Day on June 5.  We need a lot more than a day though.

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 E.  All cartoons are ©Judy Horacek.  I’d rather you didn’t use … more »

About Judy

May 1, 2016

Judy Horacek is an Australian cartoonist and children’s book creator.

Topic of the Month – May 2016

May 1, 2016

This month’s topic is ‘Dreams’.  The ones you have when sleeping and the ones you have when awake.  Either of which can come tumbling down around your ears in cartoon world same as the real world, but there’s some good stuff too.  And quite a bit of yearning.

Every month this website will feature ten to twenty Horacek cartoons on a … more »

Giant Card Sale

March 31, 2016

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 »

Topic of the Month – April 2016

March 31, 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 … more »

New Judy Horacek Cartoon Book!

March 14, 2016

It’s been a while since my last cartoon collection was published – 2010 in fact (that book by the way was If you can’t stand the heat, Scribe Publications) and I’ve been thinking for a while it’s about time to do a new one.  After thinking long and hard about it, I’ve decided to self-publish this one.  Like the last … more »

Topic of the Month – March 2016

February 29, 2016

This month’s topic is Books.  The reports of their death have been greatly exaggerated.  Like many of us, I like to surround myself with books – for the information they contain, and just as objects in and of themselves.  Novels, non-fiction, picture books and even books of cartoons.  This month’s Topic has been chosen not just because of that love, … more »

Baby Talk the Hardline Way – new cartoon

February 8, 2016

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 – February 2016

January 30, 2016

This month’s topic is Asylum Seekers.  I’d say ‘Welcome Back to the Topic of the Month, hurrah!’ but this one is too sad and troubling for celebration.  It’s a collection of cartoons I’ve done over the last few years until the present on refugees and asylum seekers.  Some of them refer to things from a while ago, such as the … more »

Topic of the Month Returns!

January 23, 2016

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 »


January 22, 2016

An invisible page?

Happy New Year!

January 5, 2016

Wishing you and your families and all your friends a wonderful year in 2016. Love from Judy x