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Cartoon for Pro Bono news. Winter has been and already some inland towns are running out of water. Water is trucked in at great expense. Water catchments for cities are low. In a vacuum of inaction two foundations have stepped in:  Philanthropy Centre announced to tackle Australia’s freshwater crisis

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And read about Menindee here.

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Hundreds of thousands of native fish dead: Menindee mass fish death. The Darling River, with no water flow and algal blooms, dies along with them.  Large cotton farm irrigators up river to blame? Wider mismanagement and corruption?  It’ll blow over once the smell has cleared … maybe …

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Cartoons from the Smart Water Summit, Adelaide Convention Centre, 22nd March.

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A series of safety posters for Horse SA. Final design work by Neumotion (Mick Kneebone).

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Edible Adelaide poster illustrating Natural Resources Adelaide & Mount Lofty Ranges’ Edible Adelaide report – cultivating a shared vision for a more edible Greater Adelaide. There are links to the report and an A4 300dpi file of the poster on that page. More background on the development of the report is on the Sustainable Communities South Australia Inc site here.

 

 

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A community exhibition to mark one year on after the devastating Sampson Flat bushfire here in South Australia was held earlier this year. A number of community organisations were involved. The Red Cross section featured feedback and comments from interviews  with the community affected by the bushfire by local  Jeff Ayers in the weeks following the event . Here are some of the cartoon posters, based on the interviews, from the display.

Rapid appraisal of emerging issues in the oil palm sector in Palawan Island (The Philippines): Environment, livelihoods and corporate accountability, was a scoping report produced by a collaboration between Palawan State University and the Stockholm Environment Institute. It aimed  ‘to feed the ‘rich picture’ that emerges from the preliminary results back to people in Palawan’.

As part of the feeding back the results these three diagrams were developed to be used in presentations. There was a lot of ‘rich picture’ to juggle onto each page.

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Moorabool Shire Council, in country Victoria, Australia held its Vibrant Communities Conference 2013, in the Ballan Mechanics Institute Hall ,on the 20th of April.

I was there to cartoon the issues and ideas that emerged in the workshops and sessions. Cartooning on the spot, among people passionate about their community and its future is a dose of reality.

It is also a good test for the cartoons. Do they help capture what people are feeling and saying? Do they have ‘yes we can’ positiveness? (Tricky, cartooning lends itself to more negative ways of looking at things). Can they help remind participants of the conference discussions weeks and months down the track?

It is that mnemonic role of cartoons, and other images, that gives them value after the fun on the day.

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Hans T from Germany is a cartoon fan and is writing to cartoonists around the world hoping to get back a signed ‘pig-ture’, he and his wife being collectors of pig cartoons.

 

Here’s my attempt….

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