Friday, October 16, 2015

Jason Chatfield - Ginger Meggs

2015.10.09 NY Comic Con, NYC

After I left artist alley at NYCC I went to the main floor to wander around. When I saw the National Cartoonist Society booth, I was drawn like a moth to the flame. I found several cartoonists waiting to provide sketches, including, to my surprise, Jason Chatfield current artist on the Australian comic strip Ginger Meggs...

Ginger Meggs, Australia's Favourite Boy, running since 1921 under the guidance of creator Jimmy Banks, follows the escapades of the red-headed mischief-maker. The strip has been passed through several cartoonists - Ron Vivian (1953-1973), Lloyd Piper (1973-1982), James Kemsley (1983-2007) and Jason Chatfield (2007-present)...

Captain Australia  is Ginger's imaginary alter ego, much like Calvin and Hobbes' Spaceman Spiff...

2015.10.07

Jason Chatfield besides drawing the iconic Ginger Meggs is also a stand-up comic and writes for several publications and is a New York Correspondent for ABC News Breakfast on ABC1 / ABCNews24, funny or Die, Nova 100 and The Project (Network 10)...
Chatfield although is drawing the Australian comic currently resides in NYC...

Ginger Meggs was first honored by the Australian Post July 17, 1985 as part of the Australian Classic Children's Book issue, which included Blink Bill, The Magic Pudding, SnugglePot and Cuddlepie and Elves and Fairies...
Ginger Meggs has also appeared on an Australian coin

1952 Ginger Meggs Fan club envelope



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