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  • 'Gary Clark has been presented cartooning workshops as the State Library of Queensland for well over 10 years. His workshops are always engaging and fun and he is very generous in sharing his creative talents and experience with the budding young artists. Here is what some participants have said about Gary’s workshops, ‘I love how he explained everything clearly’. ‘It was a great experience, I learnt a new technique in drawing and I had heaps of fun.’ Denise O'Connor Youth and Education 'The Edge' State Library of Queensland




  • For the past three years Gary has helped us very successful online workshops with students from three primary school classes who won the annual Learning Place Online Cartooning Competition. Each year Gary worked online with a winning class of students to share his skills as a cartoonist and help students with their own drawing. This took place in an online dataconference during which the students could speak with Gary and see him drawing, while Gary could also see every student’s drawings and give individual feedback. This prize session is one of the most enjoyable parts of the competition each year as it offers a fun learning experience as the competition prize. The reward is learning – and in education, you can’t get much better than that!“The students always love the live workshop with Gary”, said competition coordinator, Hazel Orr, “you can hear their excited chatting while they are all drawing!” Hazel Orr ICT Teacher/Librarian

    See the Article on 2008 Competition with comments from student winners http://education.qld.gov.au/learningplace/stories/articles/art-occ-jul08.html

  • "I thought the work you did and how you showed us to draw cartoons was very well done Zahlia 4S

  • "I thought it was absolutely fantastic!"
     "WOW! You can draw such good things in a short time!"
     "'Swamp' is awesome! I read every comic of Swamp since you came to St Margarets's!"
     "I wish I could draw like you!" Athena

  • "Swamp is fantastic! Your drawings are terrific! Swamp is so cool. I read my whole       Swamp comic in one hour! I wish we had you as our cartooning teacher!" Claudia

  • "Swamp is Fantswamptastic! Gary Clark is such a speedy drawer. I love Gary Clark's books!" Sally 4S