Paperback, 192pp
Size: 200mm x 180mm
ISBN (13): 9781925106190
RRP: $29.95
November 2014
Published by Scribe Publications

Best Australian Political Cartoons 2014

edited by Russ Radcliffe

Started in 2003, Best Australian Political Cartoons is not just a collection, more an alternative and subversive pictorial history — an indispensable annual guide to Australian politics and society, and a tribute to the art, power, and wit of our finest cartoonists.

This best-selling series features the work of Peter Broelman, Warren Brown, Matt Davidson, Andrew Dyson, First Dog on the Moon, Matt Golding, Fiona Katauskas, Mark Knight, Jon Kudelka, Bill Leak, Alan Moir, Peter Nicholson, Vince O’Farrell, Ward O’Neill, Bruce Petty, David Pope, Geoff Pryor, David Rowe, John Spooner, Ron Tandberg, Andrew Weldon, Cathy Wilcox, Paul Zanetti, and many more …

Radcliffe is Australia’s leading archivist of political cartoons ... and he gives us all a laugh. More importantly, he gives us a record of our political life in a manner accessible to very wide audience.
— Haydon Manning, Australian Review of Public Affairs

About Best Australian Political Cartoons 2011 there seems nothing that can be said with anything approaching the conciseness and sophistication of the finest examples and this year there is an abundance of these again.

There\\\'s no better way to review this election year than to savour our politicians being nailed by some of our best cartoonists.
— Fiona Capp, The Age

Suppositories of Wisdom: 

an exhibition of the best political cartoons of 2013

No one, however smart, however well-educated, however experienced, is the suppository of all wisdom.
—Tony Abbott, 2013 Federal Election campaign

2013 is a year many people would prefer to forget: three prime ministers, a brutal leadership battle driven by thwarted ambition and desire for revenge, and a comically negative opposition leader watching from the sidelines eager to pick up the spoils.  But for political cartoonists, bloated egos, poisonous rivalries and general chaos are gifts not to be wasted. 

This exhibition, filled with sparkling wit and penetrating insight, celebrates some of Australia’s finest political cartoons from this period — small but unforgettable ‘suppositories of wisdom’. 

Saturday, 5 April to 3 May

Antipodes bookshop & gallery
138 Ocean Beach Road, Sorrento
Tel: 03 5984 4217

 Curator and editor Russ Radcliffe will be giving free talks on political cartooning
2pm, Saturday 5 April & 2pm, Saturday 18 April
Open 7 days 10 - 5
entry is free


About the author

RUSS RADCLIFFE created the annualBest Australian Political Cartoons series in 2003. He has edited collections from some of Australia’s finest political cartoonists, including Alan Moir, Bruce Petty, Bill Leak, Matt Golding, and Judy Horacek.