WA Cartooning in the News

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:

Convicts at work, 1867Convicts at work, 1867 (003100d)

Political cartoon The ConferencePolitical cartoon The Conference 

   Political cartoon The Conference 

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/ 

See our catalogue for our holdings of West Australian cartoonists and information about them.