Laughter and excitement rocked Newcastle on Saturday November 17 as the recipients of the 28th Annual Stanley Awards for Cartooning Excellence were announced.
In an almost clean sweep, Canberra Times cartoonist David Pope won bronze Stanleys for Caricaturist and Editorial/Political Cartoonist before taking out the coveted Gold Stanley for Cartoonist of the Year.
No stranger to winning Cartoonist of the Year, Pope was handed his award by special guest Sam Viviano, Art Director for US MAD Magazine. Pope won out over other luminaries in the field including former Cartoonists of the Year Peter Broelman (APN and Fairfax mastheads), Anton Emdin (The Spectator), Mark Knight (The Herald Sun), David Rowe (Australian Financial Review) and first-time nominee Glen le Lievre (The Sydney Morning Herald and The New Yorker).
The full list of Stanley Awards recipients and nominees are:
Anton Emdin (Illustrator) - nominees were David Follett, Luke Watson, Pat Campbell, Leigh Hobbs.
Gary Clark (Comic Strip Artist) - nominees were Tony Lopes, Jason Chatfield, Glen Le Lievre, Roger Fletcher.
David Pope (Editorial/Political) - nominees were David Rowe, Mark Knight, Bill Leak, Dean Alston.
Dean Alston (Single Gag Cartoonist) - nominees were Judy Horacek, Andrew Weldon, Nik Scott, Paul Dorin.
David Pope (Caricaturist) - nominees were Paul Harvey, Judy Nadin, Luke Watson, Matt Adams.
David Follett (Comic Book Artist) - nominees were Roger Fletcher, Jason Paulos, Peter Foster, David Heinrich.
The Jim Russell Award for services to Australian Cartooning, formerly known as the Silver Stanley, was awarded to the ABC’s program Insiders for its weekly Talking Pictures section where detailed analysis of cartoons from the week’s newspapers is discussed. Presenter Mike Bowers accepted the Jim Russell Award on the program’s behalf and thanked cartoonists for their work and encouraged them to maintain the rage,
David Pope (Gold Stanley for Cartoonist Of The Year) - nominees were David Rowe, Mark Knight, Anton Emdin, Glen Le Lievre, Peter Broelman.
The Australian Cartoonists Association congratulates all the recipients and nominees for the Stanley Awards and thanks all members who entered and attended over the course of the Stanleys weekend.
To see some great photographs of The Stanley Awards (by David Blumenstein) click here.
The 29th Stanleys Awards is yet to be confirmed so stay tuned to the ACA for what will be another great traditional and cartoon-inspired weekend.
Here’s what you miised out on at the 2012 Stanley Awards…..
In the early 1920s leading cartoonists participated in the Artists’ Ball. This was an annual bohemian revel held at the Sydney Town Hall. When the revelry grew so boisterous for the more timid and elite fine artists that it was temporarily abandoned, the cartoonists took up the reins and for the next 30 years or so, continued to stage their own Black and White Artists Ball.
Out of these shindigs the Club grew. Named the Sydney Black and White Artists’ Club, its membership included every famous cartoonist in Sydney, such as Stan Cross, Jim Bancks, Syd Nicholls, George Finey and so many others.
However, realising that there were numbers of newspaper cartoonists employed in other states and in country areas, the Sydney group decided it was time to expand their membership and activities. The name was changed to the Australian Black and White Artists’ Club and the membership grew to more than 100 members. In 1984, the membership had grown to nearly 400 and it was decided by the national committee that it was time they had awards to be presented to winners in various categories and that an annual function should be held for the presentations.
In early 1985 the Awards Committee approached Mr Trevor Kennedy, then Editor-in-Chief of The Bulletin, to provide exclusive sponsorship for a series of annual awards for cartoonists and other newspaper and magagazine artists.
The Bulletin agreed to the sponsorship and named the event “The Bulletin Black and White Artists’ Awards” and the tradition had begun. Samples of members’ work was circulated to all members in the club in the form of the “voting book” and secret balloting by members for artists in six categories was conducted. The votes were forwarded anonymously to Peat Marwick and Mitchell, a leading firm of accountants who provided the names of the winners for the night.
The club commissioned Eberharde Franke to sculpt a model of the well known cartoon ‘For gor’sake stop laughing, this is serious!’ by Stan Cross, one of the greatest members of the black and white craft and a foundation member of the club. Bronze, silver and gold statuettes were cast from the model to present to the winners at the inaugural Awards Night in November 1985.
With an increased public profile, the club has attracted other corporations who recognise the talent of our artists’ and their role in Australia. In 1989, The Australian newspaper sponsored the Bill Mitchell Award to be presented annually at The Stanleys as an encouragement award to young artists.
In November 2012, the ACA will celebrate the 28th anniversary of The Stanleys in Newcastle, NSW. Seven bronze statuettes for: Comic Strip, Editorial/Political, Single Gag, Caricaturist, Comic Book Artist, Illustrator and Media Graphic Artist. The Jim Russell Award is awarded to a cartoonist for services to the cartooning industry. The Gold Stanley, the major award, is awarded for Cartoonist of the Year.
Previous recipients of Stanley Awards are as follows:
Gary Clark (1985), Ken Emerson (1986), Bill Mitchell (1987, 1988), Brian Kogler (1989), James Kemsley (1990), Brian Kogler (1991, 1992, 1993), Gary Clark (1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999), Tony Lopes (2000 & 2001), Gary Clark (2002), Sean Leahy (2003), James Kemsley (2004), Tony Lopes (2005, 2006, 2007 & 2008), Gary Clark (2009), Tony Lopes (2010, 2011).
Adventure /Illustrated Strip Artist
Until 1999 Adventure /Illustrated Strip Artist was a separate category from Comic Strip Cartoonist. Recipients of that award were: John Dixon (1985, 1986), Monty Wedd (1987), Roger Fletcher (1988), Monty Wedd (1989), Roger Fletcher (1990), Michael Dutkiewicz (1991), John Dixon (1992), Peter Foster (1993), Chris Wahl (1994), Michael Dutkiewicz (1995), Glenn Lumsden & David de Vries (1996, 1997), Michael Dutkiewicz (1998), Christopher Brunton (1999)
Comic Book Artist
David Gaskill (2010), David Follett (2011).
Eric Jolliffe (1985, 1986), Matthew Martin (1987, 1988), Brian Kogler (1989, 1990, 1991, 1992), Mark Knight (1993), Cathy Wilcox (1994), Kerry Millard (1995), Glen Le Lievre (1996), Cathy Wilcox (1997), Pat Campbell (1998), Kerry Millard (1999), Mark Lynch (2000), Matt Golding (2001), Tony Lopes (2002), Dean Alston (2003), Pat Campbell (2004), Matt Golding (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010), Andrew Weldon (2011).
Anton Emdin (2009, 2010, 2011).
In previous years Humorous Illustrator and General Illustrator were awarded (with General Illustrator once split into Symbolic Illustrator and Realist Illustrator).
John Spooner (1986), Geoff Hook (1987), Bill Leak (1988, 1989), Andrew Ireland (1990), Bill Leak (1991), Tony Champ (1992), Sturt Krygsman (1993), Bill Leak (1994), Sturt Krygsman (1995), Eric Löbbecke (1996), Sturt Krygsman (1997), Bill Leak (1998), Col Cameron (1999), Pat Campbell (2000), David Pope (2001), Pat Campbell (2002), David Pope (2003, 2004, 2005), George Haddon (2006), Tom Jellett (2007), George Haddon (2008).
John Spooner (1985), Earl Budden (1986), Bill Leak (1987), Edd Aragon (1988), Bill Leak (1989), John Tiedemann (2000), Not Awarded (2001), Steve McGarry (2002), Sturt Krygsman (2003), George Haddon (2004), Tom Jellett (2005), Peter Sheehan (2006), George Haddon (2007).
Symbolic Illustrator (1990 - 1999)
Michael Fitzjames (1990, 1991) Edd Aragon (1992, 1993), Eric Löbbecke (1994), Sturt Krygsman (1995), Peter Wilkinson (1996), David Rowe (1997), Sturt Krygsman (1998), Paul Newman (1999).
Realist Illustrator (1990 - 1999)
Tony Champ (1990), Earl Budden (1991), Tony Champ (1992, 1993, 1994), Steven O’Brien (1995, 1996), Brett Lethbridge (1997), Paul Newman (1998, 1999).
Media Graphic Artist
Rolf Heimann (2003), John Shakespeare (2004, 2005), Tony Bela (2006), Simon Schneider (2007), Pat Campbell (2008), David Follett (2009).
Between 1990 - 1998 a Stanley was awarded for Graphic Artist. Recipients of the awards for that category: Donna Short (1990), Remi Bianchi (1991), Stephen Short (1992), Tony Bela (1993), Stephen Short (1994), Donna Short (1995), Tony Bela (1996, 1997, 1998), Geoff Richardson (1999).
John Spooner (1985, 1986), Ulf Kaiser (1987), Edd Aragon (1988), Bill Leak (1989), Edwin Huxley (1990), John Shakespeare (1992), Eric Löbbecke (1993), Bill Leak (1994, 1995), Eric Löbbecke (1996), Brett Lethbridge (1997, 1998), Joanne Applegate (1999), Sturt Krygsman (2000), David Rowe (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004), Brett Lethbridge (2005), Eric Lobbecke (2006), David Rowe (2007 & 2008), John Spooner (2009), David Rowe (2010, 2011).
Bill Mitchell (1985), Ron Tandberg (1986), Bill Mitchell (1987, 1988), Alan Moir (1989, 1990, 1991), Bill Mitchell (1992), Geoff Pryor (1993), Cathy Wilcox (1994), Mark Knight (1995), Bill Leak (1996), Warren Brown (1997, 1998, 1999), Rod Emmerson (2000), Michael Atchison (2001), David Pope (2002), Rod Emmerson (2003), Peter Broelman (2004 & 2005), Mark Knight (2006 & 2007), Jon Kudelka (2008), Peter Broelman (2009), Mark Knight (2010), David Pope (2011).
The Jim Russell Award
Formerly the Silver Stanley for Contribution to Australian Black & White Art, this award is made to the individual or organization who in the opinion of the ACA Board has made a significant contribution to Australian cartooning.
Previous recipients have been:
1985 - JIM RUSSELL
1986 - THE BULLETIN
1987 - JOHN THORBY
1988 - VANE LINDESAY
1989 - STATE LIBRARY OF NSW
1990 - JAMES KEMSLEY
1991 - DAN RUSSELL
1992 - LINDSAY FOYLE
1993 - JOHN CHAMPION/ ROTARY CLUB OF COFFS HARBOUR CITY
1994 - LES DIXON
1995 - COLE BUCHANAN
1996 - TONY RAFTY
1997 - L.J. HOOKER
1998 - GEOFF HOOK
1999 - ROGER FLETCHER
2000 - JENNY HUGHES
2001 - BRUCE PETTY
2003 - BILL “WEG” GREEN
2004 - MONTY WEDD
2005 - ALLAN “SOLS” SALISBURY
2006 - PAUL RIGBY
2007 - MICHAEL ATCHISON
2008 - JIM BRIDGES
2009 - NORM HETHERINGTON
2010 - STEVE PANOZZO
2011 - ROLF HEIMANN
The Gold Stanley - Cartoonist Of The Year
1985 - ALAN MOIR
1986 - JOHN SPOONER
1987 - BILL LEAK
1988 - BILL LEAK
1989 - BILL LEAK
1990 - SUZANNE WHITE
1991 - BILL LEAK
1992 - BILL LEAK
1993 - ERIC LOBBECKE
1994 - BILL LEAK
1995 - BILL LEAK
1996 - BILL LEAK
1997 - BRETT LETHBRIDGE
1998 - BRETT LETHBRIDGE
1999 - JOANNE BROOKER
2000 - STURT KRYGSMAN
2001 - JAMES KEMSLEY
2002 - DAVID ROWE
2003 - ROLF HEIMANN
2004 - GEORGE HADDON
2005 - PETER BROELMAN
2006 - MARK KNIGHT
2007 - DAVID ROWE
2008 - DAVID ROWE
2009 - PETER BROELMAN
2010 - DAVID POPE
2011 - ANTON EMDIN
Best Cartoon on the night
Every Stanleys Award night conducts a themed gag cartoon competition amongst those attending.
James Kemsley (1985), George Haddon (1986), Bill Leak (1987), Neil Matterson (1988), Mark David (1989), Neil Matterson (1990), Roger Fletcher (1991), Lou Dargham (1992), Patrick Cook (1993), Will Goodwin (1994), Mark Lynch (1995), Mark David (1996), Gary Clark (1997), Peter Broelman (1998), Neil Matterson (1999), Gerard Piper (2000), Tony Lopes (2001), Mark Lynch (2002), Lee Sheppard (2003), Brett Bower (2004), David Follett (2005), Matt Golding (2006), Mark Knight (2007), Mark Lynch (2008), Neil Matterson (2009), Matt Golding (2010).
|1985||the SheratonWentworth Hotel Sydney||1 November||MC Mike Carlton||Prime Minister Bob Hawke and speaker Paul Rigby.|
|1986||the SheratonWentworth Hotel Sydney||7 November||MC Daryl Somers||Prime Minister Bob Hawke and hoax speaker Campbell McComas.|
|1987||the Art Gallery of NSW||6 November||MC George Negus||Pat Oliphant and NSW premier Barrie Unsworth.|
|1988||The Regent Hotel Melbourne||4 November||MC Ray Martin||Victorian Premier John Cain and speaker John Jensen.|
|1989||the Regent Hotel Sydney (now Four Seasons)||10 November||MC Richard Carleton||Hon. Bill Hayden, Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia.|
|1990||the Regent Hotel Sydney (now Four Seasons)||9 November||MC Jane Singleton||Federal Treasurer Paul Keating speaker Victoria Roberts.|
|1991||the Sydney Hilton Hotel||8 November||MC Glynn Nicholas||NSW Premier Nick Greiner, speaker Punch editor David Thomas.|
|1992||the Park Lane Hotel Sydney (now Sheraton On The Park)||13 November||MC Andrew Denton||Federal Leader of the Opposition John Hewson, speaker Charles M. Jones Esq.|
|1993||the ANA Hotel Sydney (now Shangri-La Hotel)||29 October||MC Elle McFeast (Libbi Gorr)||Sergio Aragones and Senator Graham Richardson.|
|1994||the Sydney Town Hall||28 October||MC Paul Lyneham||Frank Sartor Lord Mayor of Sydney, speaker Diana deBring (Cecil Hartt’s daughter).|
|1995||the National Press Club Canberra (conference at The Brassey Hotel)||November||Barry Crocker.||none|
|1996||AJC Randwick||26 October||MC James Kemsley||Roger Law.|
|1997||Stamford Plaza Hotel Adelaide||15 November||MC Richard Stubbs|
|1998||Novotel Opal Cove Resort Coffs Harbour NSW||14 November||MC Glenn Robbins.|
|1999||Hotel Inter.Continental Sydney||6 November||MC Jonathon Biggins||Bruce Petty.|
|2000||the Queensland Art Gallery||date||MC Andrew Lofthouse||Michel Ramirez, speaker Gerry Connolly.|
|2001||National Museum of Australia (conference at Rydges Lakeside Hotel)||8 December||MC Roger Fletcher||The Right Reverend Dr. Peter Hollingworth Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia.|
|2002||Rydges Lakeside Hotel Canberra||26 October||MC Warren Brown||Shane Porteous.|
|2003||Lizotte’s at Ettalong Beach NSW (Conference at Ettalong Beach War Memorial Club)||11 October||MC Bill Leak||Cr. Robert Bell Mayor of Gosford City.|
|2004||Grand Mercure Heritage Park, Bowral NSW||6 November||MC Bill Leak||Mr Squiggle|
|2005||Peppers Fairmont Resort, Leura NSW||5 November||MC Warren Brown||Mikey Robbins|
|2006||Ballarat, Victoria||4 November||MC Rod Quantock||guests Paul and Marlene Rigby.|
|2007||Rydges Wollongong, NSW||3 November||MC H.G. Nelson||Tony Rafty.|
|2008||Novotel Pacific Bay Resort, Coffs Harbour NSW||22 November||MC Jon English||Jim Borgman.|
|2009||SCEC Darling Harbour, NSW (conference at Novotel Darling Harbour)||14 November||MC Jean Kittson||Pat Oliphant and Tom Richmond.|
|2010||Rydges Melbourne, Victoria||5-7 November||Stan Goldberg and Jason Seiler.|
|2011||Mercure Sydney, NSW||11-13 November||Ron Cobb|
|2012||The Gateway Newcastle, NSW||16-17 November||Sam Viviano and Alex Stitt|