Wednesday, September 28, 2005

AUSTRALIAN ILLUSTRATORS (AND CARTOONISTS): An extraordinary richness

Anna Tambour, guest blogging

This is just an introduction and a smattering of artists--an arbitrary list, not anything definitive. I don't have anything to do with any of these people/organisations.

NOTE: Many of these sites are kept up as well as people sweep behind their stoves, but when has that ever mattered?

Fantasy Art in Australia

A little list, in no particular order:

Australian Fantasy Art Enclaves

Australian Illustrators Online

Marilyn Pride

Les Petersen

Nick Stathopolous

Tim Ide

Shane Parker

Australian political cartooning

Here's another site you might be interested in--just launched:
The Visionary Art Forum

4 Comments:

At 1:46 AM, Anonymous Martin Livings said...

One name that needs to be mentioned here is Shaun Tan. And it's not just because he's a mate. :) He doesn't appear to have a web site, which is a shame, but some of his work, and links to more, can be seen here:

http://www.lothian.com.au/more.aspx?ISBN=0734403887

Don't hate him just because he's not from the Eastern States. Hate him because he's so damn talented. :)

 
At 3:10 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

One great book, not all that old, was Neil Curtis' "Bear Dinkum" - about a macho koala bear who starts a Grand Ballet Frappe called MEN AT WORK. They trash the Sydney Opera House in their first performance in that hallowed place.

The illustrations and story are very funny. I would post pictures if I could.

Anne S

 
At 5:02 AM, Anonymous Grace said...

Ditto ditto ditto about Shaun Tan. Let me say it again. Shaun Tan, Shaun Tan, Shaun Tan.
Several of his picture books are available in the US. Check out Amazon. They are truly amazing.
Look for such titles as The Rabbits (words by John Marsden). It's an allegory in which rabbits stand in for Europeans. Also, The Lost Thing, The Red Tree, Memorial (words by Gary Crew), and all the others. They are absolutely amazing.

 
At 3:08 PM, Anonymous Anna said...

Thanks for adding these. I was hoping people would add favourites. By all means, add more. I have only seen the tip of this iceberg.

 

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