Victor Will Be Back!

Andy's Diary, NRL Rivalry Cartoons, Victor the Viking comic strip
After an extended couple of seasons on the sidelines (long term groin injury), Victor the Viking cartoon will hopefully be making a comeback in the very near future - only bigger and better!  You will be able to visit Victor's weekly cartoon on the Raiders' website (all goin' well) as well as being able to enjoy him in a longer comic strip  format - and yes, you will also be able to purchase him online.  Hopefully he'll fit under your salary cap!  Stay tuned to this blog for any updates.
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‘A Changing Landscape’ Seminar

Andy's Diary
An interesting and informative afternoon presented by the good people of CAL who now represent us creative types so we don't get ripped off by unscrupulous corporations who use our material again and again and for other purposes than agreed!  Well this was the main message I absorbed whilst not thinking of funny cartoons - actually, it was a worthwhile seminar and it had a great lunch (all free).  Seriously, it's good to know that there is a copyright agency out there who ensure transparency and ethical standards from businesses after an agreement is made between them and us creative type, so we still earn a percentage on our work being used more than once (after I absorbed that it became technical about ebooks and ipads - and I have a Homer Simpson…
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The Changing Landscape of Cartooning

Andy's Diary
I will be attending a seminar at the National Library on Friday 4th June on 'the impact of technology upon the publishing and arts industries'.  The sessions will cover topics such as copyright, digital content and sales royalties...phew.  Sounds a bit dry in some areas, but obviously an important part of the industry and will also be a great opportunity to meet some creative types a lot more illustrious than myself.   And the whole thing's free!  I'll keep you posted.
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Back From the Masters’ Series

Andy's Diary
Well it was certainly an interesting and enjoyable experience attending the Masters' Series in Sydney for a fresh faced and wide eyed forty something year old as part of this wonderful form of "work" called cartooning. These workshops were a result of a lot of hard work by John Pastorelli and Interpretation Australia organising this significant event. Over 120 people from around the country attended the seminar with the main theme being that of communication' that inspire an audience. I presented a session on cartooning and humour as a form of communication with young people, which appeared to be well received. I was part of a number of presenters much better known than myself, who contributed towards it being a wonderful day and a great opportunity to meet many interesting…
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Andy to appear at Masters Series Event in Sydney

Andy's Diary
Andrew Hore will join an acclaimed panel of master storytellers, performers, artists and songwriters at the next Masters Series workshop in Sydney, taking place at the historic Mechanics School of Arts.  The aim of the workshop is to present skilled communicators and discover effective strategies for crafting message-based presentations that inspire and motivate audiences. Taking part in the workshop are: Neil Murray – internationally acclaimed singer and songwriter. Founding member of the Warumpi Band and Neil Murray and the Rainmakers. Awarded the 1995 APRA Song of the Year for My Island Home’. Don Hany – award winning actor of shows such as East West and White Collar Blue. Nigel Sutton – 20 years experience as a professional actor and writer delivering cultural interpretation through theatre. Andrew Hore – cartoonist with…
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