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PRESIDENT’S FOREWORD

Welcome to another brilliant Year Book! Well, it’s been THAT kind of a year. Between the horror bushfires and the incalculable loss of our wildlife and being locked down for months on end, 2020 has certainly made itself felt. One good thing about this year, if anything good came from it, is that we had a little more time sequestered away to create cartoons. This book is a testament to that work and to the year. As usual, Australian cartooning proves it punches well above its weight when it comes to quality. Every year it’s a difficult choice, but I carefully pore over each category and make my voting selections. Finding a top three is bloody hard, but it’s my duty as an ACA member and former award winner, to ensure that I vote and get it done pronto. We don’t have a lot of time between voting forms going out and final collection, so do it post haste. Naturally, this year has brought so much upheaval that we couldn’t plan our annual Stanleys weekend. It’s the first time we’ve had to cancel.

Caricature by Judy Nadin

We’re still in the process of deciding how the Awards ceremony will look but rest assured, we will still be handing out the gongs to those members who were voted best and fairest. We just won’t get to have the big party to celebrate. In the meantime, I think we all deserve a gong for riding out the year. Or at least a drink. Let’s hope 2021 doesn’t bring alien invaders or sharknadoes or worse. If I know one thing though, it won’t bring any diminishing of the fabulous talent in our ACA. But let’s talk about that next year, hopefully in person. For now, get your votes in and stay safe.

Jules Faber President Australian Cartoonists Association

THE STAN CROSS AWARD FOR CARTOONIST OF THE YEAR The Gold Stanley is presented to the outstanding cartoonist of the year. 1985

ALAN MOIR

1997

BRETT LETHBRIDGE

2009

PETER BROELMAN

1986

JOHN SPOONER

1998

BRETT LETHBRIDGE

2010

DAVID POPE

1987

BILL LEAK

1999

JOANNE BROOKER

2011

ANTON EMDIN

1988

BILL LEAK

2000

STURT KRYGSMAN

2012

DAVID POPE

1989

BILL LEAK

2001

JAMES KEMSLEY

2013

ANTON EMDIN

1990

SUZANNE WHITE

2002

DAVID ROWE

2014

DAVID ROWE

1991

BILL LEAK

2003 ROLF HEIMANN

2015

DAVID POPE

1992

BILL LEAK

2004

GEORGE HADDON

2016

GLEN LE LIEVRE

1993

ERIC LÖBBECKE

2005

PETER BROELMAN

2017

DAVID ROWE

1994

BILL LEAK

2006

MARK KNIGHT

2018

DAVID ROWE

1995

BILL LEAK

2007

DAVID ROWE

2019

DAVID ROWE

1996

BILL LEAK

2008

DAVID ROWE

PLEASE NOTE: The compilation of Australian Cartooning Hall Of Fame inductees, Jim Russell Award recipients, Walkley Award winners, Bill Mitchell Memorial Award winners, ACA presidents, ACA Life Members, ACA Corporate Life Members and smock recipients can now be viewed online at www.cartoonists.org.au


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