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EVERYONE LOVES A GOOD SEQUEL… 2NARAMA

January 11th, 2013


Facebookphenomenon TOONARAMA returns to celebrate TOON-tastic 2-somes and the 25th Anniversary of the Melbourne Midsumma Festival!2NARAMA is a cartoon exhibition of 50 limited edition digital artwork caricature prints featuring a collection of Incredible Icons, Cool Celebrities, Community Cuties, Sexy Sports Stars and Fabulous Friends by celebrity cartoonist BRETT WILLIS.

TOON-tastic 2-somes include Celebrity TV chefs Nigella Lawson & Audrey Gordon, STORM Stars Billy Slater & Matt Duffie, Dance Idols Ricky Martin & Beyonce, Aussie Icons Dame Edna Everage & Sir Les Patterson, Fabulous TV Friends Karen & Jack and more…
including special tributes to Pokey’s Legend Renee Scott, fabulous showgirl Pusswah Willow and actor Heath Ledger!

BIO
Growing up in the 80′s on a diet of glamorous Angel detectives, buff mutant superheroes and Material Girl video clips, Melbourne Freelance Cartoonist BRETT WILLIS developed an insatiable taste for Popular Culture and the cult of Celebrity.

Inspired to draw as a child by comic book superhero artwork, Brett’s first published work was at age 12 in Larry Pickering’s book CARTOONS BY AUSTRALIAN KIDS, and has since produced an extensive variety of cartoon and illustration work for children’s books, TV show merchandise, magazines, newspapers, websites, corporate promotions, and successful solo exhibitions showcasing his “bright, bold and sexy cartoon style”.

Cartoon clients include pyjama designs for Peter Alexander Sleepwear, Licensed merchandise for hit children’s TV shows Hi-5 & Cushion Kids, Illustrations for Educational Workbooks, Little Golden Books, Virgin, Genesis & Re.Creation Health Clubs, Banner caricatures for Brisbane Lions & West Coast Eagles AFL clubs, Illustrations for MCV newspaper, DNA & Qantas magazines and regular newspaper spot illustrations, cartoon strips and covers.With a large fan following online, TOONARAMA showcases the hottest celebrity caricatures @ facebook & tumblr, and CARTOON HOTTIE of the WEEK by cartoonist BRETT WILLIS fabulously features on
celebrity style website www.adrianerdedi.com/

2NARAMA Opening Night
Friday 11th January 6-8pm

ArtBoy Gallery
99 Greville Street, Prahran.
T: 03 99398993
www.artboygallery.com

Open Monday – Friday 10 to 6pm
Saturday – 10 to 5pm
Sunday – 11 to 4pm

www.brettwilliscartoons.com

CARTOON ENTERTAINMENT ICON – Kylie Minogue

January 30th, 2012

POPULAR touring performer and the biggest selling solo artist in Australian chart history, singer, recording artist, songwriter and actress who shot to fame portraying tomboy mechanic “Charlene” on popular TV soap Neighbours winning her multiple Logie Awards, her first single LOCO-MOTION spent seven weeks at number one on the Australian charts and was the highest selling single of the 1980′s, spectacularly performed at the closing ceremony of 2000 Sydney Olympics, sensationally headlined the 1994 Sydney gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras, is a celebrated breast cancer survivor, winner of multiple ARIA & Brit Awards, winner of the 2004 Best Dance Recording Grammy Award for COME INTO MY WORLD, received an OBE at Buckingham Palace in 2008 and in 2011 was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame by Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard… KYLIE MINOGUE!

FUN FACTS: Kylie is regarded as a gay icon, which she encourages with comments such as “I am not a traditional gay icon. There’s been no tragedy in my life, only tragic outfits…”

KYLIE MINOGUE Limited Edition Print available at TOONARAMA – The Exhibition @ ArtBoy Gallery January 12 – 29

www.BrettWillisCartoons.com

TOONARAMA – The Exhibition @ ArtBoy Gallery January 12 – 29 – MELBOURNE

January 5th, 2012

A caricature collection of the famous and infamous… incredible icons, cool celebrities, sexy sports stars, community cuties and fabulous friends as featured @ facebook phenomenon TOONARAMA!

TOONARAMA – The Exhibition features limited edition digital artwork caricature prints by 2012 Midsumma Festival Premier Artist for Stonnington – cartoonist BRETT WILLIS.

The cast of CARTOON HOTTIE caricatures include Pop Princess Kylie Minogue, Olympic Diver Matt Mitchum, Music Icons Madonna & George Michael, Drag Legends Kerrie Le Gore, Barbra Quicksand & Doug Lucas, Music Guru Ian “Molly” Meldrum, Melbourne STORM rugby player Cooper Cronk, Underwear Model Nick Bracks, Comedian Josh Thomas, Politician Penny Wong and more… plus a special tribute to Vivien St James!

Growing up in the 80′s on a diet of trashy U.S. sitcoms, glamorous Angel detectives, buff mutant superheroes and controversial Material Girl video clips, Melbourne Freelance Cartoonist BRETT WILLIS developed an insatiable taste for Popular Culture and the cult of Celebrity.

Inspired to draw as a child by comic book superhero artwork, Brett’s first published work was at age 12 in Larry Pickering’s book CARTOONS BY AUSTRALIAN KIDS, and has since produced an extensive variety of cartoon and illustration work for children’s books, TV show merchandise, magazines, newspapers, websites, corporate promotions, caricature commissions and has had successful solo exhibitions showcasing his “bright, bold and sexy cartoon style”.

Cartoon clients include pyjama designs for Peter Alexander Sleepwear, Licensed merchandise for hit children’s TV shows Hi-5 & Cushion Kids, Illustrations for Educational Workbooks, Little Golden Books, Virgin, Genesis & Re.Creation Health Clubs, Banner caricatures for Brisbane Lions & West Coast Eagles AFL clubs, Illustrations for MCV newspaper, DNA & Qantas magazines and regular newspaper spot illustrations, cartoon strips and covers with CARTOON HOTTIES featuring on style blog AdrianErdedi.com

TOONARAMA – The Exhibition Opening Night
Thursday 12th January 6-8pm
ArtBoy Gallery
99 Greville Street, Prahran.
T: 03 99398993

www.artboygallery.com

Open Monday – Friday 10 to 6pm
Saturday – 10 to 5pm
Sunday – 11 to 4pm

www.BrettWillisCartoons.com