Hawke, Line and Sinker

By: Darren Pracy

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Book Condition: Fair to Good


Covers have moderate general wear. Front of cover has some creases, marks and pencil impressions. Age-toning to page edges. Internally clean. Binding good. 98pp Late 20th century Sydney newspaper cartoonist. Pracy began as a cadet artist with the Sydney Fairfax Group before becoming an editorial cartoonist at the age of 18. He published two anthologies of cartoons before his sudden and premature death at the age of 22. Cartoonist, was born in Sydney. Wanting initially to be a vet, he attended Hurlstone Agricultural College but developed an interest in being a cartoonist after publishing gags in the school newspaper. After completing his School Certificate and having some cartoons published in the National Review , he was employed as a cadet artist with the Sydney Fairfax group and was a graded artist within three years, Aged 18 he became editorial cartoonist with the Sydney Sun . He claimed his major influences varied from the American Mad magazine cartoonists to contemporary editorial cartoonists (eg. Paul Rigby ) and even Walt Disney and Warner brothers. He hid a Gladstone bag in every cartoon and often featured a ginger striped cat and a budgerigar that commented on the news. His first book, Pracy: Draw Your Own Conclusion , an anthology of his Sun cartoons, includes a self-portrait (inside back cover). A second collection, Hawke, Line and Sinker , was endorsed both by Neville Wran and Nick Greiner. Pracy died suddenly at work on 19 September 1984, aged 22. He had not long returned to Sydney after some weeks in the US on a travelling art scholarship.

Title: Hawke, Line and Sinker

Author Name: Darren Pracy

Categories: Graphic Art, Illustration and Printing,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Sydney, Australia, Dynatron Projects: 1983

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition: Fair to Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket as Issued

Size: 265mm x 205mm

Seller ID: 023590