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Till Debt Do Us Part

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. Anton Emdin reading Penthouse (for the articles - and illustrations, of course)

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...

Illustration for Australian Penthouse on Joe Hockey's 2014 Budget by and © Copyright Anton Emdin 2014.  All Rights Reserved.  Please do not reproduce without express written permission.

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!

Anton Emdin reading Penthouse (for the articles - and illustrations, of course)

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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Thanks for stopping by,

Anton! Signature by and © Anton Emdin 2012. All rights reserved.

Windsorman and Robin

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...

'Windsorman and Robin' Dynamic Duo art © Anton Emdin 2012.  All rights reserved.

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:

'Windsorman and Robin' Dynamic Duo (thumbnail rough sketch) © Anton Emdin 2012. All rights reserved.

'Windsorman and Robin' Dynamic Duo (thumbnail rough sketch) © Anton Emdin 2012. All rights reserved.

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:

'Windsorman and Robin' Dynamic Duo (thumbnail rough sketch) © Anton Emdin 2012. All rights reserved.

The last one was approved, so I moved on to a more polished sketch:

'Windsorman and Robin' Dynamic Duo (sketch) © Anton Emdin 2012. All rights reserved.

Then inked and coloured (digitally) to produce the finished art. Here it is in the final, published cover, below...

'Windsorman and Robin' Dynamic Duo (thumbnail rough sketch) © Anton Emdin 2012. All rights reserved.


This issue is on sale on Friday in Australian newsagents or by subscription.

Thanks for stopping by! ~ Anton

‘Labor Race’ Spectator Cover

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...

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