Topic of the Month – March 2016

Posted on: 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, but also because I am soon to launch a Crowdfunding campaign to publish my next cartoon book – it will be my ninth!  If you’d like to be notified when the campaign launches, and receive updates about the book as things happen, please send an email to me at infoAThoracekDOTcomDOTau with the subject heading NEW BOOK and we’ll put you on the mailing list.  (There will of course be regular updates in my monthly newsletter – the NEW BOOK mailing list is for those special people who want info more often).

Every month this website will feature ten to twenty Horacek cartoons on a chosen topic. I chose the topics alphabetically – next month’s will be ‘Books’.  All cartoons are ©Judy Horacek.  I’d rather you didn’t use these cartoons without my permission (contact me info@horacek.com.au).  If you really feel you have to reproduce them without asking, I’d appreciate it if at least you could acknowledge my authorship and the source.  They are cartoons, not memes.  Cartoons this month were first published in The Age, The Canberra Times, The Australian, and various books including the Women’s Power Handbook by Joan Kirner and Moira Rayner.

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03-taught-me-to-read-F69-300

04-CA68-self-help-col-500

05-JA-thrillseeker-col-400

06-wrong-genre-col-400

08-autumn-in-library-400

09-sylvia-plathB550

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11-happily-every-after_extinct-400

12-frog-thesis-line-400

13-literary-viruses-line-600

14-pea-procrastination-col2-400

15-great-Australian-novel-400

16-burning-reviewers-400

17-urbanjungle23-col-400

18-Edna-&-Ted-testdrive-400

19-gallant-knight-400

20-things-out-of-book-600

21-quixote2-col-400

22-holida-not-reading-col-400

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9 Comments

  1. Spider redgold , says:

    Love that you have started to do topic of the month again. Thanks for all the work ( and the cross to Nicole Hollander for us feminist comic aficionadas )

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  2. Jan oldham , says:

    Wonderfully quirky and a magic way to start my day. Thanks ever so

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  3. Julie , says:

    I love these. And baths. Thank you!

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  4. Henry Porter , says:

    Ah, nicely done Judy. Remember when we used to use the word “bookish” to describe someone? I’ll look forward to the crowdfunding news.

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  5. Rose Momsen , says:

    As a working librarian, I LOVE this theme, LOL. Thanks so much for sharing your work with us. I loved so many of these. Esp. Calamity Jane in Space, the Gallant Knight with his portable fax, and Not Reading all those Books on Holiday. Fabulous!!

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  6. Belinda , says:

    Hi Judy
    I do enjoy your emails with your latest.
    I remember studing Sylvia Platt in years 11 and 12. Just the other day I was going through my old junk and came across a poem I wrote which was
    influenced by her at the time . I wonder if I had depression or was trying to write her style.Who knows. But funny I haven’t come across her till I saw your drawings. I love reading in the bath if I am there by myself not sharing it with my husband.(Too much information.)
    Great work.
    Belinda

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  7. Susan Magarey , says:

    Oh I love your cartoons, Judy. They make me laugh aloud, then the rest of the household comes running to find out what has made this happen first thing in the morning! A thousand thanks.

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  8. Jan Nicholls , says:

    Simply brilliant! I love all of your work but this month’s topic is especially close to my heart. My absolute all time favourite tea towel is “They taught me to read” and I have bought them for countless friends over the years. Keep up the great work and good luck with your ninth collection.

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  9. Ian McCall , says:

    fantastic as usual. So many great ideas. It is very hard to have a library of cartoon books on 1 I-pad.

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