Links

Australian Organisations

Ozcomics (www.ozcomics.com)
A hub for the Australian Comics community and home of the weekly Draw-off Challenge! Now located on Facebook.

Associations

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.

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.

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.

Law

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/)