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I have been a freelance cartoonist and illustrator for over 25 years.  Working with a wide range of organizations, my graphics appearing in many publications, websites and on conference walls.

Originally I studied psychology and worked as a youth worker in Port Adelaide.

Both turned out to be good training for work as a cartoonist.

Although I reckon cartoons/illustrations can tackle just about any issue, over the years I seem to have specialised in creating tailored graphics in the areas of social issues, health, community, education, science, agriculture and the environment.

I use graphics as a means of communicating ideas and information, and using positive depictions and humour to engage the reader.

Most of my work is freelance jobs however I do have a number of more regular cartoon spots. A weekly cartoon appears on the Pro Bono website and I draw a monthly editorial cartoon for the UK based New Internationalist magazine. My cartoon commentary on social and political issues appears in the South Australian produced quarterly journal Australian Options.

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14 Comments

  1. Simon, I just barely came across your work. I love it, so I nominated you for a “One Lovely Blog Award.” To see the nomination post follow this link: http://ourprocess.wordpress.com/2012/05/20/one-lovely-blog-award/

    • Wow Aaron, thanks for that. I’m very happy to know that you like my work! My blog has only been going for a little while and I’m still getting the hang of it all. It is a great way to give some of my cartoons a bit of extended life – and to explore what others (like you!) are doing.
      Best wishes,
      Simon

        • Aaron the Ogre
        • Posted May 21, 2012 at 2:54 pm
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        My pleasure man, I love your stuff and hope you keep posting.

  2. Social issues these days are mostly related to poverty and health insurance. We would really love all social issues to be solved by the government. ;`:::

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  3. A social issue (also called a social ill or a social problem) is an issue that relates to society’s perception of people’s personal lives. Different societies have different perceptions and what may be normal behaviour in one society may be a significant social issue in another society. Social issues are distinguished from economic issues. ..

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  4. I took a look at your work, and I love it. Keep on with this very good job!

  5. Hi Simon. I just saw your cartoons for the first time on Pro Bono. They are excellent. You remind me a littl of Ron Cobb’s cartoons who I also admired. Regards Peter

    • Ah, Ron Cobb was a big influence way back when I was starting out. Thanks Peter!

  6. Hi Simon, I am a first time lecturer of Health Promotion and just found your illustration linking smoking and stages of change, I will be visiting this blog with my students so they can put the pieces together of the transformation theory and smoking if that is OK. thank you so much, it is a wonderful depiction of the process of behaviour change. Nat.

    • Thanks Nat, yes, use the stages of change post with your students. Hope it all goes well! Simon

  7. Simon your wonderful cartoon about the Refugee Council of Australia refusing to go under, brought a tear to my eye. They have received such support from the community since the mean spirited decision to cut their funding and your illustration captured that beautifully. Thank you for summing up that whole story so evocatively.

    • Thank you for your words. I am glad that cartoon did work!
      This government might be a gift to cartooning, but it is so destructive in its actions – and especially its attitudes.

  8. Hi Simon – long time no see … just visited your wonderful site. More power to your arm and that pencil!
    All the best, geoff

    • Thank you Geoff. I’ll look forward to catching up sometime. In the meantime I will keep enjoying your quite amazing bird photos! Best wishes, Simon


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