The Australian cartooning profession has lost an immense treasure and one of it's more illustrious sons today in Bill Leak.
In recent years, Bill's cartoons attracted much controversy and polarized public opinion, but he proved to be resolute and fearless in the application of his craft.
Between 1987 and 1998, Bill amassed 20 Stanley Awards to his credit, eight of those for Cartoonist of the Year and they remain the benchmark for those who follow in his wake.
On behalf of the Australian Cartoonists Association and its many members in Australia and overseas, I offer my condolences to his wife Goong and his sons Johannes and Jasper.
Australian Cartoonists Association