Saturday 10 September 2011

Mandy Ord, last mentioned here yesterday, is a Melbourne cartoonist who has lately been getting some of the attention she deserves.

That wasn't her, but one of her people sketches, which are always caught just right. She is in fact the very attractive lady in this video interview at Melbourne news daily The Age.

She chooses to draw herself as a cyclops. Her book Sensitive Creatures was launched last month August 18, published by Allen and Unwin, who have been cultivating a line of graphic novels, including books by Nicki Greenberg, Shaun Tan and Bruce Mutard.

Oslo Davis, also mentioned here yesterday, writes about Mandy at the Sydney Morning Herald.

Anybody who followed Brisbane anthology comic book Dee Vee (published by my pals White and Evans) will recall seeing her work as early as 2001 alongside The Playwright.

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Blogger Wikkid Person said...

dumb/technical question: to draw like Mandy Ord seems to be doing there, would your guess be that she's using ink and a brush, or a fine pen and shading in all the large areas of solid black? Or both or what?

11 September 2011 at 13:54:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Eddie Campbell said...

on the video I linked to, you'll see her using a brush. :)

11 September 2011 at 14:00:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Wikkid Person said...

Should have watched that... Thanks! I am of indifferent ability. If I had my way, I'd be highly skilled at cross-hatching and creepy woodcut-looking stuff. But I am a dabbler.

11 September 2011 at 15:01:00 GMT-5  

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