John Shakespeare - Illustrator
John Shakespeare is a Walkley Award-winning cartoonist and illustrator for The Sydney Morning Herald in Australia. Born in Brisbane, he got his first job as a cadet artist at The Courier Mail, where he was lucky enough to be mentored by Alan Moir, the editorial cartoonist at the time.
He moved to Sydney in 1985 as the editorial cartoonist for The Sun, owned by Fairfax. When The Sun closed he moved to The Sydney Morning Herald. His work covers a variety of mediums, from watercolour to 3D computer illustration.The day job is illustrating politics, but his great love is animal drawing.
Available below, you can purchase an original watercolour of a cartoon that has been published in the newspaper or you can order a custom painted watercolour caricature of your loved ones, pets, colleagues or sports team
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