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Judy Horacek


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If you like your cartoon hairstyles sharp and your comic observations sharper, Judy Horacek is your cartoonist.

One of Australia’s most successful cartoonists (and one of our few female professionals in the business), her work ranges from wry political commentary to children’s picture books. Her nine cartoon books include children’s classics such as Where is the Green Sheep? and Good Night, Sleep Tight – both produced with long-term collaborator Mem Fox.

Random Life is the latest of Horacek’s cartoon books for adults. It’s a crowdfunded collection of her recent cartoons – most first published in the Age – and many of which riff colourfully and reflectively on themes of labour and fairness, feminism and everyday life.

For Books and Ideas at Montalto, Horacek will talk with broadcaster Serpil Senelmis about Random Life, her career in cartoons, and her uniquely pointy take on contemporary society.

Please arrive 6.30pm for a 6.55pm start.


Judy Horacek

Judy Horacek is a freelance cartoonist, illustrator and writer. Her work has appeared in the Age, the Australian and the Canberra Times, and her pointy noised characters can be found on fridges and toilet doors all over the world. Eight collections of her cartoons have been published. Random Li... Read more

Serpil Senelmis

Serpil Senelmis is an Australian broadcaster with Turkish heritage. She is the co-director of Written & Recorded, a content agency. The West Australian Academy of Performing Arts graduate has worked behind the microphone, in front of the camera and behind the scenes of radio and television progr... Read more



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