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Phantom Meet- Up

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Phantom aficionado Trevor Clark is hosting a phan meet-up at the Australian Cartoon Museum in Melbourne early next month, and he’s calling on all like-minded folk to join him there.

Many Australians will know of Trevor, who has been a great friend and help to many phans over the years. As one small example, it was Trevor who donated the Phantom comics that Sammy J used for his Hero Complex showbags.

Trevor is hosting a Phantom meet up, swap and sale day – coincidentally, on Free Comic Book Day.

There will be a small display of Phantom collectibles available for viewing, and some Phantom comics and merchandise on sale. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own Phantom goodies to sell or trade on the day, and a fun gathering with stories, show and tell is expected.

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HEAD HIGH TACKLE – THE ART OF THE FOOTY CARD

INVITATION

Hello everyone. 
HEAD HIGH TACKLE
THE ART OF THE FOOTY CARD

Official Launch Saturday 10th March 2018

You are cordially invited to the opening. 4pm for 6pm launch.
Hope to see you there.
Paul Harvey

There will be plenty of opportunities for ‘selfies’ and provisions are being made for fans to be in their own footy card and we encourage you all to share your memories on social media. Postcards and ‘strictly’ limited-edition prints will be on sale, and you will be able to purchase the Select footy cards at the museum.

  • Who knows which AFL stars may turn up to see themselves immortalised?
  • We hope to have players attending for signings and photo opportunities.

It is also a very rare opportunity for collectors, football fans or lovers of fine art to purchase a Harv original caricature for yourself.

The Australian Cartoon Museum is proud to present

HEAD HIGH TACKLE – THE ART OF THE FOOTY CARD

Paul Harvey is Australia’s Premier Sports Caricature Artist, and for the last six years has created caricatures for the Select AFL Footy Cards (his cards are the rare ‘Starburst caricature cards’ in the Series.) This year’s cards consist of 72 hand painted watercolours (4 per team) and were created with the intention of exhibiting his originals at the Australian Cartoon Museum.

The ACM is proud to showcase Paul’s work, fittingly, as the AFL pre-season build ups up to the first game of the year. For connoisseurs of caricature, Harvey pushes the boundaries of his work further every year and the 2018 cards are no exception. All fans of caricature and football will experience, as I did, a greater depth of insight in these characterisations of the stars of the game and their individual styles.

The Exhibition will run from March 10th to late April.

Best times to visit between 11am – 4pm Wednesday – Sunday

Wharf Street
SE F04/05 (DAC1.2)
Level 1 Docklands District 3008

Tram Stop D11 Docklands Drive

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Become A Patron

You may have noticed that the ACM doesn’t have memberships. Currently we are using the Patreon system. Which is basically a tip jar to support the work of the Australian Cartoon Museum.

  • The system works like this:
  • If you pledge us $5 a month you receive a cartoon certificate from the Museum with your name in gold lettering.
  • If you pledge $10 a month you will receive all the daily cartoons from all over Australia a week after publication, plus on Saturdays, you will get the weekly round-up (shortened version) of the best cartoons for the week.
  • To get the same amount of cartoon material each month would cost you in the hundreds of dollars.
  • That’s a huge saving, virtually the cost of 3 coffees a week.
  • At the moment this is our only regular income.
  • See Patreon page for details.
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HEAD HIGH TACKLE – THE ART OF THE FOOTY CARD

Paul Harvey is Australia’s Premier Sports Caricature Artist, and for the last six years has created caricatures for the Select AFL Footy Cards (his cards are the rare ‘Starburst caricature cards’ in the Series.) This year’s cards consist of 72 hand painted watercolours (4 per team) and were created with the intention of exhibiting his originals at the Australian Cartoon Museum.

The ACM is proud to showcase Paul’s work, fittingly, as the AFL pre-season build ups up to the first game of the year. For connoisseurs of caricature, Harvey pushes the boundaries of his work further every year and the 2018 cards are no exception. All fans of caricature and football will experience, as I did, a greater depth of insight in these characterisations of the stars of the game and their individual styles.

There will be plenty of opportunities for ‘selfies’ and provisions are being made for fans to be in their own footy card and we encourage you all to share your memories on social media. Postcards and ‘strictly’ limited-edition prints will be on sale, and you will be able to purchase the Select footy cards at the museum.

  • Who knows which AFL stars may turn up to see themselves immortalised?
  • We hope to have players attending for signings and photo opportunities.

It is also a very rare opportunity for collectors, football fans or lovers of fine art to purchase a Harv original caricature for yourself.

The Exhibition will run from March 10th to late April.

Best times to visit between 11am – 4pm Wednesday – Sunday

Wharf Street
SE F04/05 (DAC1.2)
Level 1 Docklands District 3008

Tram Stop D11 Docklands Drive

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Current Exhibition – “Land in the shape of an Ashtray”

Australia The Cartoon

The exhibition is a reprise of what Rolf Heimann and Jim Bridges did 30 years ago at the Comedy Festival. But this time around we updated with a lot of current stuff from guys still lucky to have a job.

We figured it was a good exhibition for the Museum to start off with, as its’ broad range took in the whole of Australian History and a lot of its’ cartoonists and it would give audiences a better idea of what exhibitions were to come in the future.

Yes, all of the cartoons had a map of Australia somewhere in each picture.

The exhibition also has quite a few humorous old advertisements using the shape of our country as its’ source material.

Jeff Hook cartoons were popular as young and old looked for the tiny hooks that Jeff has hidden in his pictures over the years.

The Exhibition runs till the 4th March 2018

Best times to visit between 11am – 4pm Wednesday – Sunday

The Australian Cartoon Museum

Wharf Street
SE F04/05 (DAC1.2)
Level 1 Docklands District 3008

Tram Stop D11 Docklands Drive

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The Gallery Opening

Danny, Aina, Jim

Well, after 40 years of trying the Australian Cartoon Museum finally opened its’ doors on the 15th December 2017 in the dying days of last year.

It was opened by Heidi Victoria, Shadow Minister for the Arts, who turned up two hours too early, said she had a later booking as well, but had so much fun, she stayed and enjoyed the place. About 76 people turned up and were fed, wined and entertained.  People were literally suffering from shock, that after all these years, Jim had finally done it.

Besides the main rotating exhibitions, the Museum also has sections on caricature, animation, comics, comic strips, cartoon films, politics and even Twisties (upside down/dual cartoons).  We have a Museum shop that sells 3D cards, and postcards, original cartoons, books, comics and other cartoon material.

Peter Viska (Vice-President) organised the speeches, food and service. Lots of cartoonists attended and realised that they now had a permanent home.  People came from all over with one couple coming from Holbrook, NSW.

Thanks to all the people who painted, glued, computerised, hung, nailed and generally helped over the mad two-week rush to get the Museum open.

The Museum will also run Drawing and Creativity Classes.  It will cater for Public Talks, Book Launches, Anime, Magna and Animation nights.  We also want to have Comedy Nights with cartoons flashed up on the screen in front of the Comedians and Draw-Ins where the Artists draw at the movies.  All Australian Cartoon Association meetings will be conducted at the Museum from now on and the Museum is available for bookings for meetings and seminars.

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Official opening of the ACM

Official opening of the Australian Cartoon Museum

It’s good news! You are all officially invited to the opening of The Australian Cartoon Museum. Official launch is on Friday 15th December.

It’s at Docklands – see attached map – we are upstairs on Level 1.

We are part of the Renew Australia scheme which is also opening approximately 14 shops thereby turning District, Dockland’s (it’s new name), Wharf Street into an Artists Collective Centre that hopefully will bring people into the area who have never ventured there.

6.00pm Official opening of the Australian Cartoon Museum.

Wharf Street
SE F04/05 (DAC1.2)
Level 1 Docklands District 3008

Tram Stop D11 Docklands Drive