Kaz Cooke’s Gorgeous, winner of 1994 AFI award for short animated film. Starring Hermoine the Modern Girl and Deirdre the Bad Fairy’s voice of feral low self esteem. With the voices of Judith Lucy, Kris McQuade, Lynda Gibson, Lorin Clarke and featuring Mick Molloy convincingly saying “Phwoaaarrr”. 10 minutes. Produced by Sharon Connolly, Film Australia National Interest Program.
lola montez: take her advice
In 1858 a book called ‘The Arts of Beauty & Hints to Gentlemen on the Arts of Beauty’ was published by Lola Montez, the bombastic, whip-wielding, touring champion Spider-Dance exhibitioniste and bit-on-the-side for King Ludwig of Bavaria.
I added some cartoons, and Text Publishing brought the book out again in 1997 as a dear little hardback. Sadly, it’s now out of print. I’ve rummaged in the vault to find some of my favourite cartoons from the book, presented with “captions” provided directly from the advice of Miss Montez.
are you the devil – no i am just a cakey thing. drawn for the book real gorgeous, c1995
darling i’m just getting my knees waxed c2000
ringing in the new year: and another thing c2005
early hermoine the modern girl cartoon, 1986
premenstrual as anything, c1990
you know what they say, 2016
forked: ink and diamentes on wooden fork, 2012
homage to dr seuss: feathers, oil and gouache, 2012
if it please m’lud: newspaper and gouache, 2012
vaccinate: page from old medical advice book, ink (after unknown medieval plague artist), 2012