Links

Australian Organisations

Australian Cartoon Museum (www.theaustraliancartoonmuseum.com.au)
The Online Museum for Australian Cartoons!

Associations

Association of American Editorial Cartoonists (editorialcartoonists.com)
The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists is a professional association concerned with promoting the interests of staff, freelance and student editorial cartoonists in the United States.

The Cartoonists’ Club of Great Britain (ccgb.org.uk)
The UK’s largest and oldest cartoonists’ organisation.

Federation of Cartoonists Organisations (FECO) (www.fecocartoon.com)

Illustrators Australia (www.illustratorsaustralia.com)

International Society of Caricature Artists (www.caricature.org)
ISCA currently has over 550 members worldwide. The quarterly magazine, Exaggerated Features, is sent to the members and an annual convention is held for socialisation as well as education and competition.

National Cartoonists Society (www.reuben.org)
The National Cartoonists Society of North America is one of the world's largest and most prestigious organization of professional cartoonists. Born in 1946, today the NCS membership roster includes over 500 of the world’s major cartoonists, working in many branches of the profession, including newspaper comic strips and panels, comic books, editorial cartoons, animation, gag cartoons, greeting cards, advertising, magazine and book illustration and more.

Law

Arts Law Centre of Australia (www.artslaw.com.au)
Arts Law is Australia’s independent national community legal centre for the arts, a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee. They provide free or low cost specialised legal advice, education and resources to Australian artists and arts organisations across all art forms, on a wide range of arts related legal and business matters.

Cartoonists Rights Network International (cartoonistsrights.org)
CRNI defends the creative freedom and human rights of political cartoonists under threat throughout the world, by strengthening the interconnectedness of all political cartoonists and organize resources for their communication, local development and education.

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (cbldf.org)
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the First Amendment rights of the comics medium.

Copyright Agency (www.copyright.com.au)
The Copyright Agency is an Australian not-for-profit organisation that has been standing up for creators for more than 40 years. They enable the reuse of copyright-protected words and images in return for fair payment to creators.

Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (www.alliance.org.au)
The Alliance is the union and professional organisation which covers everyone in the media, entertainment, sports and arts industries. Members include people working in TV, radio, theatre & film, entertainment venues, recreation grounds, journalists, actors, dancers, sportspeople, cartoonists, photographers, orchestral & opera performers as well as people working in public relations, advertising, book publishing & website production.

Competitions

Rotary Cartoon Awards (www.rotarycartoonawards.com)
The Rotary Cartoon Awards competition is designed to recognise the best of Australian and international cartoons with prizes. The Rotary Cartoon Awards are sponsored by the Rotary Club of Coffs Harbour City to raise funds for various Rotary charities and to promote cartooning through the Bunker Cartoon Gallery. All entries will become part of the Coffs Cartoon Collection. For more information about the competition and to see previous winners, visit the Rotary Cartoon Awards website.

Tutorials

Drunken Monkey – Photoshop Tutorial (www.smashingmagazine.com/​2008/​02/​13/​drunken-monkey-photoshop-tutorial/)
This Adobe Photoshop tutorial is an article written by Sergio Ordóñez, a 29 year old Spanish designer and illustrator working as a freelancer in SOSFactory since 2004. The article focuses on creating a visually appealing mascot and a logo and provides insights in the designer’s workflow and the design process itself.

Social Media

The ACA on Twitter (twitter.com/aucartoonists)

The ACA on Facebook (www.facebook.com/groups/australiancartoonists/)