Portrait of Judy Horacek

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 Life will be her ninth. Judy also creates children’s picture books – both on her own and in collaboration with Mem Fox. Together, Mem and Judy created the bestselling Where is the Green Sheep? an instant children’s classic. Last year, they released their fourth book together, Ducks Away.

Her cartoons often reflect her interests in feminism, the environment and social justice, and also quite often her interest in funny for funny’s sake. 

She is currently published twice weekly in the Age, and has various other gigs and commissions as well. Major retrospective exhibitions of her cartoons have been held at the National Museum of Australia and the National Gallery of Victoria. She has been twice nominated for Walkley Awards for Cartoonist of the Year.

She has a range of greeting cards featuring her cartoons and she also regularly exhibits her limited edition prints and watercolours.