Last week I pulled myself off the beach to draw a beach...Read More
Australian Penthouse took a short hiatus, but it's back - and a pretty classy publication if I do say so. (Of course, I only read it for the articles.) Why they'd let a schmoe like me in such a classy joint is anyone's guess, but I'm very happy to have my art included.
So here's a full-page illo on Joe Hockey's budget in the latest issue, riffing on the Hockey as Shrek motif that many cartoonists have been using...
Due to the long lead time, this was actually drawn some months before the budget, so we were guessing the issues. In reality, the toughness of the budget overshadowed everything else, but Damien Costas boils it down nicely in his opinion piece. Here it is in print... shiny, shiny!
The Brazilian World Cup issue (June 2014) is out now in newsagents across Australia and New Zealand. Grab a copy -- for the
articles illustrations, of course.
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Cover art for this week's Spectator Australia features ex-PM Kevin Rudd walking on water. Sort of...Read More
Cover art for this week's Spectator Australia on Swan and Turnbull's recent push for a Republic...Read More
Another busy Spectator week! I was commissioned to draw both the UK and Australian covers - both due on the same day... Eeek!...Read More
Here's a super-fun one for this week's Spectator Australia cover. It illustrates a great Rowan Dean piece on Independents Rob Oakeshott and Tony Windsor, picking up on the following paragraph:
Of the two unlikely heroes, Windsor is the cannier operator whilst Oakeshott is the naive dreamer. Batman and Robin, perhaps...
Please click for a closer view...
A quick process...
Thumbnail roughs are drawn for the Editor to choose. The deadline was tight on this one, so I only offered the one concept, with different angles and tone:
The Editor liked them, but wanted to see another with a classic 60's Batman feel - a fight scene with ZOW! BAF! sound effects, so I happily obliged:
The last one was approved, so I moved on to a more polished sketch:
Then inked and coloured (digitally) to produce the finished art. Here it is in the final, published cover, below...
This issue is on sale on Friday in Australian newsagents or by subscription.
Thanks for stopping by! ~ Anton
This week's cover art for The Spectator Australia illustrates the magazine's response to Laurie Oakes' column in the Daily Telegraph on September 17.Read More
Cover art featuring caricatures of Labor politicians Julia Gillard, Wayne Swan, Lindsay Tanner, Greg Combet, and young Chris Bowen racing for the leadership and trampling a certain K. Rudd. Of course, Ms Gillard is ahead by a nose...Read More