The Birdstrike Selfie Cartoon marks the milestone of the 12,000th cartoon for daily and Sunday cartoons created by Gary Clark.
The Museum of Tropical Queensland in Townsville partnered with Swamp Cartoons for a Crocodile Country Exhibition. Read more details.
Best Comic Strip Cartoonist for 2013!
At the Australian Cartoonists Association Stanley Awards at Coffs Harbour on Saturday October 26, Gary Clark won his 11th Stan Cross Award for Comic Strip Cartoonist 2013. This award was sponsored by the Herald Sun Newspaper.
On the same night he received a merit ward for Best Comic Strip from the Rotary National Cartoons Awards. This is his 12th award. The winner of that category was Phil Judd. Well done Phil!
The ACA honoured Gary with an award for his 10,00th Cartoon Strip. The trophy was created by Peter Broelman who creatively designed an airplane crashing into an ink bottle symbolising Swamp's most popular character Ding Duck who is always crashing! Cartoon Number 10,000 was dedicated to the record breaking Ryan Campbell; the youngest pilot at 19 to have flown solo round the world. Read more here on Ryan and Cartoon No: 10,000.
10,000 Swamp Cartoons
October 11, 2013, Gary Clark celebrates a creative milestone of 10,000 Swamp cartoons. Read about this great achievement : Cartoon Number : 10,000
Ryan Campbell Teen World Flight Record
Ryan Campbell became the youngest pilot at age 19 to have flown solo round the world. Ding Duck was his mascot. Read his story here : Ryan Campbell
New Ding Duck Cartoon Book! " I Want to Fly" $18.50
The latest Ding Duck Cartoon Book in full colour plus some of Ding's favourite Characters from the Swamp is on sale now.
Order Now in the Swamp Shop : http://bit.ly/IWantToFly
Radio Interview on Late Night Health
Gary was interviewed by Mark Alyn an award winning presenter on Late Night Health, a US radio show about health matters on November 3, 2012. What connection does a cartoonist have with health topics you might ask? Gary has conducted cartoon workshops over many years with sick kids in hospital. The workshops inspire kids to draw and think creatively.
The interaction with Gary and the fun the kids have brings light relief to what can be for many of them very serious medical issues. Laughter is good for the soul.
If you would like to listen to the interview here is the link; just scroll to the bottom of the page: http://www.latenighthealth.com/11-3-12.html
Swamp Cake Decorations
Well done Class 7 W, Everton Park Primary.
Thanks for joining in the fun with our cartooning lesson.
Congratulations Mr. Walters on your excellent cartoon after only one brief lesson.
You were obviously paying attention in class.
Those crazy ducks are at it again. This photo from a Paris, France news story shows the impact, at the front of a plane, when a duck flew into it! The plane ended up with a big dent in the front and the duck got away with the worst headache in history...
See the damage below...
Snow is falling in Victoria Canada.
Here’s a photo to prove it.
Note from sender:
Ding contemplates the possibilities of flight with the aid of a Trebuchet.
Thanks to Paul Lisson for sending in the news and images above.
New Swamp Feature
Due to a number of fan requests we have a new feature lokking at the Bludgergar. This manic songbird creates mayhem wherever he goes...he appears in the strip from time to time but when he does he always makes an impct. Click here or on the image to visit the feature page.
Check out the old features from that page of a wide range of characters.
If you have a character you'd like to see in the Features Pages send us an email. Click here.
Ding Needs Help...
Recently, the below strip, was run in a large number of newspapers the Swamp comic strip appears. Alot of of readers and fans responded to dings plee and their creative and fun comments can be seen on a special feedback page. Click here to view it or on the cartoon below.
If you have an suggestions for ding feel free to email him at: firstname.lastname@example.org
News Aviation Cartoons Book
Martin Leeuwis has previously put out a book of aviation cartoons called 'A Good Landing'.
To view more about the book or purchase it click "Going Up Sir"
It's the pefect gift for anyone who loves cartoons about aviation. It has both black and white cartoons and coloured cartoons. And a wide range of styles and humour.
Gary held a number of Cartoon Workshops for children during the recent school holdiays.
They were held in Brisbane with Brisbane City Libraries as well as the Toowoomba and Oakey Libraries. The children were thoroughly entertained. They enjoyed learning how Gary creates cartoon ideas from scratch and basic drawing to create their own characters. Best of all, they had the opportunity to actively particpate in the workshops by creating and drawing their own characters and interacting with Gary.
There will be more workshops in the September school holidays. If you would like to be notified about these workshops please email: email@example.com
Don't' forget to check out the new Swamp Feature pages. This time around we are taking a look at the antics of the Nitpicker bird. This guy is the constant companion of Old Croc. He is always finding new ways to annoy the Old Croc. Nitpicker has lots of adventures trying different jobs and pastimes from pirate to backpacker, exchange student to bodyguard. There are a number of pages featuring old and new strips, dailies and Sunday strips.
And keep an eye out a new pages of cartoons go up each week.
Click on the Nitpicker picture to visit the New Feature pages.
If you have a character or aspect of Swamp you'd love to see featured please contact us and let us know. Click here to comment.
AOPA at the Avalon Airshow 13th to 15th MArch 2009
Swamp's creator Gary Clark appearing at the AOPA Airshow
Gary Clark, the creator of Swamp, appeared at the AOPA stand at the Avalon Airshow from the 10th to the 15th of March 2009. The Avalon International Airshow will be held at the Avalon airport Geelong.
Gary was selling and signing his range of books at the AOPA magazine stand.
Gary wished to thank all at the AOPA magazine for hosting him and all the wonderful fans who came by and said hello. Especially the pilots who appreciated the aviation humour that plays an important part in the strip. Apart from some rain (never good at an airshow) a good time was had by all.
Swamp Goes Poetic.
A Swamp fan , Linda Symons, has put pen to paper and composed a poem about all the characters she loves in the Swamp comic strip. Click here to view.
If you have any such inspiration please let us know and send it through to the Swamp studio's at firstname.lastname@example.org
Over the years the Swamp comic strips has inspired stories, music and even a theatrical musical!
Cartoon, Animation and Manga Workshops
Gary's workshops with the Queensland Library over the past week saw alot of budding cartoonists! Gary led each class looking at the creation of ideas and characters, and how to put them into a strip format, and make them both humorous and entertaining.
The children attending got to see how this professional goes about creating fresh ideas and putting them together to create a professional comic strip. Gary had plenty of original art on hand for the children to see how the real things looks. Overall the attendee's had a fun time and walked away with a pad and pens to continue drawing and creating comic strips.