Gary Clark Stanley Award

Cartoon Award No: 13 for Gary Clark

Who says 13 is an unlucky number?! Gary Clark has won his 13th Stanley Award Best Comic Strip Artist Award on November 12. This peer award was presented at the annual Australian Cartoonists’ Association Awards Night at the Novotel Hotel in Parramatta.
To open the night, an animated video was played and Gary Clark received another honour by being featured in it.
Clark’s first award was won in 1985. That inaugural award was sponsored by the now defunct Bulletin Magazine which named the event “The Bulletin Black and White Artists’ Awards”. There is a rich history to the Stanley Awards dating back to 1920. The awards are named after the renown Australian cartoonist, Stan Cross who created the iconic cartoon in 1933, ‘For gorsake, stop laughing: this is serious!’. A sculptured model of this cartoon is the award.

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  1. Keep up the great work, Gary! Your morning cartoons never fail to give me inspiration and happiness at the start of the day!

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  2. Congratulations, Gary! Well deserved.

    Just a correction, though. The Awards only date from 1985. However, it is the collective now known as the Australian Cartoonists’ Association that has a long history, having been around since 1924.

    If any of your readers who love cartooning are interested in becoming Associate Members of the Association, please direct them to send me a copy of their postal address, and I can send them a Membership Form. The first five that write in can have a complimentary copy of the Association’s quarterly journal INKSPOT (that comes with the annual $60 Membership). comicoz@live.com.au

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