• Life on the Edge
  • By Judy Horacek, 1992
  • Introduction by Dale Spender
  • Cartoon Book
  • Spinifex Press
  • ISBN: 9781876756413
  • Out of print

Life on the Edge

Almost nothing is sacred to Judy Horacek, not love, not loss, not postmodernism, only humour. These award-winning cartoons will make you laugh on the way to heaven or the revolution or over the edge.


This is my first book, originally published in 1992 by Spinifex with a wonderful foreword by Dale Spender about women and humour.  The second edition came out in 2003 and in addition has an afterword by me, reflecting on over a decade of cartooning to try to change the world.  Life on the Edge gathers cartoons done for many different publications and organisations and contains some classic cartoons.  Some of them, such as ‘Dr Jekyll and Mrs Hyde’ and ‘Animal Impersonations’  nails their respective issues so well I’m not sure I’ll ever better them.  Aah those crazy days of starting out as a cartoonist, when every issue was lying there just waiting.


Out of Print (can sometimes be found in secondhand bookshops and online)

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