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Cartoon award winners a touch cheeky

DAVID Rowe's biting caricature of Jeremy Clarkson won the Cartoon of the Year award at this year's Rotary Cartoon Awards.

The caricature depicted the former Top Gear host, who was recently sacked by the BBC for bullying and harassment, with his mouth firmly stuck in reverse.

TOP GEAR: David Rowe’s caricature of Jeremy Clarkson won the award for cartoon of the year.
TOP GEAR: David Rowe’s caricature of Jeremy Clarkson won the award for cartoon of the year.

The image also took out the award for caricature.

A capacity crowd packed Coffs Harbour's Bunker Cartoon Gallery for the award ceremony and enjoyed cartoon flavoured humour from comedian Jean Kittson, who is married to cartoonist Patrick Cook.

The most prolific winner on the night was Mark Lynch who took out three awards, winning best cartoon with an open theme and best cartoon - trains, boats and planes as well as a merit award for his comic strip.

John "Polly" Farmer won the prize for the best cartoon with a sports theme for his cartoon of Australian golfer Robert Allenby, who had no memory of the events after he was apparently knocked unconscious and robbed in Honolulu after taking part in a golf tournament. Farmer also won a merit award for one of his political cartoons.

Eric Lobbecke won the hotly contested section for best cartoon with a political theme with his image of communications minister Malcolm Turnbull trying on the Prime Minister's budgie smugglers.

Glen Le Lievre won the prize for the best comic strip.

In a male-dominated industry, Judy Nadin flew the flag for female cartoonists, winning the merit award for caricature, while Andrew Fyfe won the merit award in the open section and Steve Panozzo and Chris "Roy" Taylor both won merit awards for cartoons with trains, boats and planes themes.

This theme reflects next month's Centenary of Rail event at Coffs Harbour Jetty for the first Smoke over the Water festival incorporating land, sea and air transport.

The cartoon awards finalists and winners are now on show in the Bunker Cartoon Gallery on John Champion Way on City Hill until August 31.

Enquiries 6651 7343.

John “Polly” Farmer’s cartoon of golfer Robert Allenby ticked all the boxes for judges in the sports section.
John “Polly” Farmer’s cartoon of golfer Robert Allenby ticked all the boxes for judges in the sports section.

 

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Eric Lobbecke’s cheeky look at Malcolm Turnbull’s political ambitions won him the prize for best political cartoon.
Eric Lobbecke’s cheeky look at Malcolm Turnbull’s political ambitions won him the prize for best political cartoon.

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