Apparently the inability to draw is not a factor in becoming a published cartoonist. I’ve always loved cartoons ever since I was old enough to understand what the heck was going on in them. As a comedy writer with a deep love for visual gags, I thought it might be fun to try collaborating with some artists in Australia and New Zealand. After all, as many have told me, coming up with the idea is the hardest part. As far as I’m concerned, drawing the thing is the hardest part. The scene was set for what have turned out to be two great collaborations so far.
The first person I collaborated with, and the person who drew this now published cartoon, which appears in the summer edition of Meanjin Magazine, is a great New Zealand cartoonist by the name of Cory Mathis.
Since I moved back to Melbourne at the start of 2016, I’ve also started creating cartoons with Belgium-based Melbourne illustrator, Jack Chadwick. Hopefully we can get some stuff published in the new year.
Both of these guys are incredible artists and I feel very lucky to be working with them.