Political Cartoonist of the Year
Through simple loose lines and splashes of colour Cathy Wilcox cuts egos down to size and draws out the best in us. This year she has pricked people’s hearts with her take on events big and small. Reflecting on our nation, she has found a poignant angle to the summer’s wildlife disaster and COVID-centric humour with ‘any excuse to leave the house’. Yet it is the sharp eye that she casts across both sides of politics that has made her such a deserving recipient of our Political Cartoonist of the Year award. This is the third time that Wilcox, a Sydney-based cartoonist for The Sydney Morning Herald and the Melbourne Age, has been named Political Cartoonist of the Year.