Topic of the Month – August 2017

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Topic of the Month – August 2017

July 27, 2017 – 4:25 pm · Comments (13)

This month’s topic is ‘Rainbows’, which feature quite often in my cartoons.  One reason is that I think the transition from red to purple through all the other colours is the most attractive way to arrange them, the other is that there are so many legends and sayings around rainbows, which makes them good fodder for cartoons.

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Topic of the Month – July 2017

June 30, 2017 – 12:26 pm · Comments (10)

This month’s topic is ‘Quests’, to follow that star etcetera.  A profound topic, with probably many profound things to say about it, but I’ll let the cartoons do the talking (profundity not guaranteed).

Next month’s TOTM is Rainbows.

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Topic of the Month – June 2017

May 31, 2017 – 7:30 pm · Comments (16)

This month’s topic is ‘Preview’, in honour of the imminent launch of my new cartoon collection, Random Life, published by Horacek Press (me!) and available in bookshops in Australia from July 3 2017. All the cartoons are from the new book, and they all have something in them starting with ‘P’.

Next month’s TOTM will begin with ‘Q’.

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Topic of the Month – May 2017

April 30, 2017 – 8:44 pm · Comments (19)

This month’s topic is ‘Ocean’.   The extraordinary, mysterious ocean – source of all life and lots of play.  Whether playing a starring role in a cartoon, or simply there as a backdrop, you can’t beat the ocean.

Next month’s TOTM will begin with ‘P’.  That’s all I know, so that’s all I’m saying.

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Topic of the Month – April 2017

March 31, 2017 – 4:39 pm · Comments (12)

This month’s topic is ‘Night’.  Which for Patti Smith might belong to lovers, but for these cartoons seems more to belong to insomnia and visual gags.  With lots of stars and moons, and more crosshatching than your average TOTM, here are cartoons to face the darkness with.

Next month’s TOTM will be ‘Ocean’.

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Topic of the Month – March

February 28, 2017 – 6:00 pm · Comments (9)

This month’s topic is ‘Monsters’, of all sorts.  Looking at these as a collection, clearly I have issues with bêtes noires (thanks Diane, for the handy hint on how to get the accent on the ‘e’).  But there are monsters of other kinds here too, hope you enjoy them, or whatever it is one does with monsters.

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Topic of the Month – February 2017

January 30, 2017 – 3:54 pm · Comments (10)

This month’s topic is ‘Longing’, which seems a good way to start a new year. Or maybe it is the absolute worst way to start a new year.  Quests, quotes, wishing, plenty of ‘if only things were different’.  A topic full of wist – but at least it’s a Trump-free zone.

Next month’s TOTM will be ‘Monsters’

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Topic of the Month – December 2016

November 30, 2016 – 4:58 pm · Comments (24)

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 »

Topic of the Month – November 2016

October 31, 2016 – 11:49 am · Comments (17)

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 »

Topic of the month – October 2016

September 30, 2016 – 11:04 am · Comments (21)

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 »

Topic of Month – September 2016

August 31, 2016 – 5:15 pm · Comments (7)

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 »

Topic of the month – August 2016

August 1, 2016 – 10:23 am · Comments (11)

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’.

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Topic of the month – July 2016

June 30, 2016 – 6:33 pm · Comments (36)

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’.

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Topic of the month – June 2016

May 31, 2016 – 2:02 am · Comments (22)

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 »

Topic of the Month – May 2016

May 1, 2016 – 10:10 am · Comments (24)

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.

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Topic of the Month – April 2016

March 31, 2016 – 4:13 pm · Comments (11)

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 »

Topic of the Month – March 2016

February 29, 2016 – 3:56 pm · Comments (9)

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 »

Topic of the Month – February 2016

January 30, 2016 – 2:49 pm · Comments (15)

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 – December 2013

December 2, 2013 – 11:19 am · Comments (13)

This month’s Topic of the Month is ‘On the Couch’.

Topic of the month – November 2013

November 1, 2013 – 1:38 pm · Comments (33)

This month’s topic is ‘Numbers’.