Episode Fourteen: Judy Horacek

February 3, 2019

Judy Horacek’s pointy-nosed characters are taking up more space on the page and in the street. The cartoonist, writer and children’s book creator joins to talk the complexities of making art for a living, and why realising what she wanted to say was the key to creating her iconic characters.

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Judy Horacek is an Australian cartoonist, artist, writer and children’s book creator. Her cartoons have appeared in The Age, The Australian and the Canberra Times, and her pointy-nosed characters can be found on fridges and toilet doors all over the world. Nine collections of Judy’s cartoons have been published, including Woman with Altitude, I am Woman Hear Me Draw, and her latest work, Random Life. Judy also creates children’s picture books – both on her own and in collaboration with writer Mem Fox.