Less than a week to go!

Less than a week to go!

Posted on: September 14, 2018 · 1 comment

Here’s a rare image of a joyous Mildred. Must be the wonderful sunshine today, or that our crowdfunding campaign for the Mildred 2019 Calendar has been hurtling along! Pictured below is the cartoon for the month of October.

There’s only one week of the campaign left: don’t forget to make your pledge and reserve your reward. https://www.pozible.com/project/mildred-1

(Please note, Mildred and I have … more »

Hooray, Mildred Calendar gets the go-ahead!

Posted on: September 6, 2018 · No comments

The 2019 Mildred Calendar is definitely going ahead! My crowdfunding campaign on Pozible flew past the target within the first few days. Exciting times indeed.

So, what now? I have decided the sky may as well be the limit and added what is known in Pozible world as a Stretch Goal.  The new goal means we can make even more calendars … more »

Pozible campaign for Mildred

Posted on: August 24, 2018 · No comments

I launched a new Pozible campaign! This one is for a Calendar for 2019, starring my occasional character Mildred.

Many of you have already met Mildred, and seen her acerbic and/or gloomy takes on life. Life is sometimes hard for her, but that makes for great cartoons. I’ve decided that Mildred deserves more limelight, and what better way to do this … more »

Love Your Bookshop Day

Posted on: August 11, 2018 · No comments

Today is Love Your Bookshop Day. Depending on your bookshop, there’s might still be some time left to head out and buy a book.  There are so many wonderful books out there, it won’t be difficult to find something you love. Or go tomorrow or the next day or anytime. Bookshops need our support and WE NEED OUR BOOKSHOPS! 

So much to see and do with Ducks Away!

Posted on: August 7, 2018 · No comments

I am very much looking forward to October when the new book by Mem Fox and me will be published in Australia, but in the meantime, I thought you might like to see some of the things people are doing with our book Ducks Away!, which is already out in both the United States and Australia.

Apart from the teapot one, … more »

World Refugee Day

Posted on: June 21, 2018 · No comments

Yesterday, 20 June, was World Refugee Day, in the middle of Refugee Week.

‘Asylum seeking’ was the Cartoon Topic of the Month on my website in February.
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And if you missed donating to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) telethon yesterday, don’t despair, I’m sure they will still be very happy to take your money. It feels great to … more »

Happy World Environment Day!

Posted on: June 5, 2018 · 2 comments

Today, June 5, is World Environment Day.  Since I started cartooning (decades ago), the environment has always been one of my favourite topics. 

I don’t mean favourite in the sense that doing cartoons about the environment is easy, it’s depressing to see how we continue to treat out planet, as if we could just go out and get another one when … more »

Cartoon for our times

Posted on: April 16, 2018 · No comments

I created my ‘What difference does it make’ cartoon a number of years ago. In fact it was last century.  Tragically it is still as current today as it was then.  Possibly even more so. It was originally published in the Australian Magazine.  I can’t say I hope you enjoy it, because it’s not that sort of cartoon.  It may … more »

Green Sheep goes to Vietnam

Posted on: March 1, 2018 · 2 comments

Where is the Green Sheep? has just been published in Vietnam, in a bilingual Vietnamese-English edition. That makes quite a few languages the Green Sheep is now in – English, Spanish/English, Korean, Kryzg, Hebrew and Maori. Translations of rhyming books are tricky, because of course the words don’t necessarily rhyme in the new language, but somehow it’s working out. I love … more »

Festive Bundles in the shop!

Posted on: November 10, 2017 · No comments

The Silly Season has arrived in the Horacek shop!

Now available for the Christmas period are three special bundles of Horacek merchandise goodness: the Children’s Paperback Bundle, the Children’s Board Book Bundle, and the Book & Calendar Bundle!

The Children’s Paperback Bundle include three Horacek picture book favourites: the recently released paperback version of Mem Fox and my Good Night, Sleep Tight, (featuring Bonnie, … more »