Finkle Report

There is a politician hidden in plain sight in this cartoon, which was drawn following the release of the Independent Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market: Blueprint for the Future (also known as the Finkel report after its author, Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel AO). Here, Tony Abbott has been morphed into a glowing furnace. David Rowe says of this caricature that ‘Tony has a really structural face and is really easy to turn into machines – he is fun to draw. Daily cartoonists have an ongoing audience, so people become familiar with the visual shorthand and you can create little characters’.