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July 4, 2017

Videos from the Stanleys’ Past

It’s soon going to be Stanleys season…

Courtesy of Steve Panozzo, who's gone to the trouble of unearthing these, here is a collection of videos from past Stanleys — a blast from the past…

Until 1998, the Stanley Awards had mostly been presented at venues in Sydney, with occasional forays to other capitals such as Melbourne (1988), Canberra (1995) and Adelaide (1997).

On a drizzly 13th September, 1993, the Australian Cartoonists’ Association and L.J. Hooker launched National Cartooning Week at Harbourside, Darling Harbour, Sydney.

The Australian Cartoonists’ Association’s guest at the 1990 Stanley Awards (then known as the Bulletin/Black and White Artists’ Awards) was expatriate Aussie cartoonist and New York City resident, Victoria Roberts.

In the wake of The Bulletin’s desire to reduce it’s annual financial involvement as naming sponsor for the Stanley Awards (then known as the Bulletin/Black and White Artists' Awards), we took control of the event in 1993.

In 1993, in conjunction with L.J. Hooker, the ACA launched National Cartooning Week. Among the issues we were pushing as an association was for minimum Australian content rulings in Australian magazines and newspapers — minimum content conventions existed in TV and radio broadcasting, film production and in the music industry, so why not other media, too?

More videos can been seen in Steve’s YouTube channel