Cathy Wilcox was born in Sydney and raised on tea, biscuits and afternoon TV. She studied at Sydney College of the Arts, lived in Paris for a spell, and developed a habit of drawing in small white spaces. In 1989 there was an opening for someone like that in the The Sydney Morning Herald, and later, the Age. She still draws for the Herald and The Sun-Herald, and has illustrated numerous children's books.
David Pope drew political cartoons for the Sun-Herald before stepping into the big shoes of Geoff Pryor at The Canberra Times in 2008. He has received several Stanley awards for his illustrations, and a green ribbon for high jump at a school that no longer exists.
Matt Golding became attached to crayons and other drawing instruments while at kindergarten in Numurkah, and decided he would become a cartoonist. On his journey, he was lucky enough to draw for The Melbourne Times, The Melbourne Weekly and eventually The Sunday Age. The son of a Uniting Church minister, he has kept up the family tradition of working weekends. He is often mistaken for Matt Groening, which is not a bad thing.
Born in London of French/Australian stock, Andrew Dyson draws and writes for the Age. A winner of Walkley Awards for both cartooning and illustration, his interests include horology, history and washed-rind cheeses. A resident of Melbourne's rapidly evaporating Green Belt, Andrew is the proud father of two lovely girls, neither of whom have the slightest interest in cartooning, and the proud owner of two exceptionally dim spaniels.
Simon Letch has been illustrating for The Sydney Morning Herald since 1990. With an eye for the incongruous, parallel, and humourous he references popular culture past and present. His distilled images furnish the National Times' blog directory.
Michael Leunig is a cartoonist with three small dogs. He was found guilty of driving an unregistered tractor in 1972 and doesn't own a duck. He enjoys talking to strangers and going to bed at night. He began working in 1945 and in the same year was awarded the "Golden Trophy of Excellence".
Ron Tandberg worked for a few years in the art department at Leader Publishing and taught art in Victorian high schools before joining The Age full-time in 1973, seven months after he was first published by the newspaper. He has won 11 Walkley awards, including two Gold Walkleys.
Matt Davidson has been illustrating for The Age since 2000. In that time has won a small swag of awards including the 2007 and 2013 MPC Quills. He illustrates the opinion page for the Sunday Age. It has been rumoured that he tumbled with Circus Oz.
Alan Moir came to Australia from NZ in the early 70s, and has brazenly supported the All Blacks since. He has worked for The Bulletin magazine, the Brisbane Courier Mail and joined the The Sydney Morning Herald in 1984. He has won several awards including two Walkley Awards. His cartoons are included in collections with The National Museum of Australia, National Library of Australia and the National Library of NZ.
John Shakespeare is a Walkley award winning cartoonist and illustrator. His work covers a variety of mediums, from cartoons and caricature to 3D computer illustration.
The Age's Judy Horacek says "My life has been a quest to find new and better places to stick cartoons". Accordingly, her cartoons can be found in newspapers and magazines, online, on aprons and teatowels, on mugs, on fridge magnets and cards, and as limited edition prints. Her cartoons have been described as whimsical and quirky. As she says, "I take every day situations and make them strange"
Andrew Weldon has been a contributor to The Age and The Sunday Age for many years. His cartoons have been published widely nationally and internationally, including in The New Yorker, The Spectator and Private Eye. He has published two book collections of his work and several childrens' books. He smells funny.
Pat Campbell is a born-and-bred Canberran, and has remained partial to the place for most of his life. He spends most of his time undoing the good work done on the family farm, as well as mountain biking. He has won a number of awards, including five Stanleys and a Walkley.