What the pup!?!

An almost invisible agent created the upheaval of the century. Its impact was so swift and widespread it left many people’s heads spinning. Our cartoonists charted the arrival of the coronavirus, at first from a distance and then from very, very close to home. They offered up visuals (and a gag or two) to help us make sense of our shock and our fears. And they worked hard to illuminate the heaviness of closed borders and lockdowns. From Melbourne, cartoonists caught in Victoria’s second wave shone a light on the inequality and economic fears and the ever-present face of Premier Daniel Andrews.

Going Out Like a Lamb ...

Christopher Downes, The Mercury,

Expecting the Unexpected

Fiona Katauskas, Eureka Street,

Holding Together, Keeping Apart

David Pope, The Canberra Times,

Stopping the Australian Spread

Matt Golding, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age,

Parliament Dropout

Peter Broelman, Syndicated,


Johannes Leak, The Australian,

Little Red Bottom Line

Jon Kudelka, The Saturday Paper,

Here’s Your Ball Back

Dean Alston, The West Australian,

Social Distancing Goodville

Michael Leunig, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age,

COVID City Circle

David Rowe, The Australian Financial Review,

Hotel Quarantina

Mark Knight, Herald Sun,

Middle Dan

Glen Le Lievre, Patreon,