Paul Rigby, Cartoonist

Grant Stone

Pub Talk

Thursdays at the Fremantle Hotel, corner Cliff & High Streets
Presentations start 6.30pm sharp.

7 November 2002

Abstract

Paul Rigby, Cartoonist: 'perhaps the most popular [Australian cartoonist] ever'. So why isn't he remembered in his adopted home state of Western Australia?

A daily editorial cartoonist for the evening paper in Perth, The Daily News, from the mid 1950s to 1969, Rigby's work had pride of place on the top half of the back page. Rigby had a mortgage on the Walkleys for the best cartoonist in Australia as he chronicled the life and foibles of Australians at home and abroad and offered his commentary on world events. With his journalistic companion Kirwan Ward, Rigby explored Central Australia, America and China (producing books in the process) as well as numerous shorter excursions to Asia and places of interest in Australia always filing illustrated copy for the Daily News.

Relive these times through Rigby's pen and commentary and discover how and why he was so successful. Let's start remembering. ...

Of necessity this will be a heavily illustrated affair so come and find the 'little boy and dog' for yourself.


Pub Talk | 2002

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