As well as drawing cartoons and creating children’s books, from time to time I get to make images that are just about themselves, that are not ‘illustrations’ for something, nor do they require a punchline. Usually these are limited edition prints. The galleries below contain examples of  this work. I’m hoping to be able to make the time for some more of this kind of work in the near future.  (If only one really could ‘make’ time!).

Everyday Fairytales
The works in this gallery are from an 2009 exhibition I had at Helen Maxwell Gallery in Canberra.  In sometimes oblique ways, the work is about my family, about family stories, about foreignness and belonging, about old world places, specifically Prague, and about personal history.  The title Everyday Fairytales is one of those wonderful gifts that you get only rarely, a title that suddenly brings everything together and makes you realise what it is you are doing with the work you are making.

Visit the Everyday Fairytales Gallery

Reasons to be Cheerful
These etchings are the last remaining pieces from two exhibitions I had in Canberra, quite a while ago now.  Reasons to be Cheerful (1998) was an exhibition of etchings and linocuts, held at aGOG, and was about lots of things that made me feel happy.  The second exhibition, Not Waving but Singing (2001), held at Helen Maxwell Gallery, consisted of etchings exploring music as a metaphor for strength and freedom (yes, there was flying).    These are the only remaining pieces from these exhibitions, so I’ve collapsed them into a single gallery.

Visit the Reasons to be Cheerful Gallery

Classic Cartoon Screenprints
Okay, this gallery actually IS cartoons. Since 2004, I’ve been making screenprint versions of select favourite cartoons, starting with Woman with Altitude (of course).  There are now a total of six in the series. All were printed at Megalo Print Workshop in Canberra by Paul Peisley, with me helping.  The cartoons I’ve chosen have been the ones that have been the most loved and the most valued by people over the years. The screenprint versions generally have a lot more colour on them than the original cartoons, which is great fun to work out.  Unfortunately I don’t have the resources to do all my cartoons in this way, hopefully in the six that I’ve done so far there will be something to please most people.

Visit the Classic Cartoon Screenprints Gallery