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Scratch! Media distributes the work of Australian political cartoonist David Pope (also known by the pen name Heinrich Hinze).

Scratch! Media archives David's cartoons on the web. The archive contains David's recent political cartoons and collections of cartoons on industrial relations, international current affairs and other subjects. David's most recent cartoons can be found in his Canberra Times gallery

Scratch! Media also sells prints of David's cartoons, and publishes cartoon books. This site includes samples of his illustrations and links to other sites.


Or write: Scratch! Media, PO Box 597, Dickson ACT 2602, Australia.


The fish John West reject

Australia Incorporated


Scratch! Media has published three collections of Hinze cartoons, which are now out of print. Copies can be viewed in the National Library of Australia, and the State Library of South Australia.

The fish John West reject was published in 1995. It contains Hinze cartoons from the previous ten years, with a heavy emphasis on political and economic developments in Australia and the changing face of industrial relations. (ISBN 0646258389, A4, 64pp).

Australia Incorporated was published in 1997. It brings together political cartoons drawn during the first two years of the conservative Howard government in Australia. (ISBN 0646329286, A4, 64pp).

Hinzebrand: Political Cartoons in Brine was launched at the end of 2000, with more cartoons from Howard's Australia (ISBN 0957837704, 170mm x 235mm, 96pp).

Australian English for Beginners Book 1

Australian English for Beginners Book 2

Australian English for Beginners Book 3

The National Museum of Australia has published three books of David's cartoons from its exhibit on Australian English.

Aussie English for Beginners (Books One, Two and Three) explore the origins and meanings of some unique Australian words and phrases, with definitions provided by the Australian National Dictionary Centre.

Copies of Book One can be ordered direct from the Museum Shop here. Books Two and Three are currently out of print, but a reprint is under consideration.

You can also find a dozen or so of David's political cartoons in each of the annual collections of Australian political cartoons published by Scribe.

The latest collection, Best Australian Political Cartoons 2014, is now in bookshops, or available on line here.

About the cartoonist

David has been drawing cartoons for the alternative press in Australia since the mid-1980s, under the pen name Hinze. Since March 2008 he has been drawing editorial cartoons for The Canberra Times, following the retirement of the paper's much loved cartoonist Geoff Pryor after a 30-year career.

Before The Canberra Times, David was the editorial cartoonist for The Sun-Herald. His work has appeared in The Republican, The Northern Rivers Echo, The Diplomat, The New Doctor, Overland, Arena, and various trade union newspapers, including Common Cause, Hard Hat, The Queensland Nurse and The AEU News.

David has received eleven "Stanley" Awards for Media Art from his peers in the Australian Cartoonists Association and four Ranan Lurie Political Cartoon Awards from the UN Correspondents Association. In 2012 David was gonged 'Cartoonist of the Year' by both the Australian Cartoonists Association and the Museum of Australian Democracy.


Cartoons and cartoonists:

The Australian Cartoonists Association links cartoonists throughout Australia via it's website, newsletters and conferences. The Association's website lists the contact details of its cartoonist members, along with samples of their work from the Association's Yearbook.

Fairfax cartoonists A collection of galleries by the resident artists at Fairfax Media

Australian cartoonists online include:

Alan Moir Editorial cartoonist at The Sydney Morning Herald
Andrew Weldon Cartoonist for The Big Issue and The Age
Anton Emdin Freelance illustrator and cartoonist
Christopher Downes Comic artist and cartoonist for The Hobart Mercury
Craig Mann Cartoonist for the Gold Coast Bulletin
Fiona Katauskas Cartoonist for New Matilda and freelance illustrator
First Dog On the Moon Cartoonist withThe Guardian Australia
John Ditchburn Editorial cartoonist at The Ballarat Courier
Jon Kudelka Cartoonist at The Australian and The Hobart Mercury
Judy Horacek Feminist cartoons from the Woman with Altitude
Matt Golding Three second thoughts from The Melbourne Times and The Age
Nik Scott Freelance cartoonist and book illustrator

Australian singer songwriter Baterz was also a cartoonist, before his untimely death in 2002. You can find a tribute written by fellow musician Fred Smith right here.

Alliance Online is the home of the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA), the trade union for cartoonists and other media artists in Australia.

This page last updated 27 December 2014. All images copyright Scratch! Media. Please contact Scratch! Media for permission to reproduce any of the cartoons or images on this site:

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