West Australian Jason Chatfield has taken over drawing the popular Ginger Meggs cartoon.
After the death of James Kemsley, the fourth cartoonist to draw Meggs, responsibility for the kid with a knack for being in the right place at the wrong time rests with Jason Chatfield, 23, a close friend of Kemsley.
Chatfield, who works from his home studio in Tuart Hill, has been asked to take over the strip, which was first published in 1921
Information about the comic strip: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ginger_Meggs
More information about Jason can be found on his website: www.jasonchatfield.com .
Information about other West Australian cartoonists can be found on the Australian Cartoonists’ Association: http://www.abwac.org.au/membersearch/your_local_cartoonists__locality_guide/western_australia/index.php
Some early West Australian cartoons:
Political cartoon The Conference, ca 1925 (032720PD)
Paul Rigby 1974 (360888PD)
Also, some West Australian cartoonists are included in the ‘Behind the Lines 2007 : The Year’s Best Cartoons Exhibition’: http://www.nma.gov.au/exhibitions/behind_the_lines_2007_the_years_best_cartoons/