About me

A cartoon on Australia's refugee policy debate in the process of being drawn

I am an Australian cartoonist who first started drawing cartoons for the alternative press in the mid-1980s, under the pen name Hinze.

I worked as a freelance cartoonist and illustrator for many years, including at The Sun-Herald in Sydney following the marvelous Jenny Coopes, before joining The Canberra Times as a staff artist in 2008 when local cartooning legend Geoff Pryor retired.

My cartoons have appeared in range of publications, including The Labour Studies Briefing, The Republican, The Northern Rivers Echo, The Diplomat, The New Doctor, OverlandArena, and various trade union newspapers, including Common Cause, Hard Hat, The Queensland Nurse and The AEU News.

I’ve illustrated three books on Australian English for the National Museum of Australia, and a series of posters of regional towns to raise money for bushfire recovery via the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal.

I drew my last cartoon on paper in 2011. These days I draw everything on a computer screen. It’s been great for not accumulating box-loads of drawings that need to be stored, but it does require a degree of attention to digital archiving that I find it hard to make time for. So the jury is out on whether this is a step forward.



Australian Political Studies Association political cartoonist of the year: 2015

Australian Cartoonists Association Stanley Awards for Media Art
Cartoonist of the year: 2010, 2012, 2015, 2022
Editorial/political cartoonist of the year: 2002, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2022
Humorous illustrator of the year: 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005
Illustrator of the year: 2022
Caricaturist of the year: 2012

Museum of Australian Democracy political cartoonist of the year: 2012, 2022

United Nations Ranan Lurie political cartoon awards: 2005, 2006, 2011

Walkley Journalism Awards
Best cartoon finalist (and recipient): 1997, 2004, 2007, (2015), 2017, 2021, (2022)
Best artwork finalist: 2002, 2015


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