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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 blogĀ 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