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The Bleak Picture - Bill Leak

The Bleak Picture

By: Bill Leak, The Australian (As told to)

Hardcover Published: 16th November 2017
ISBN: 9781460755112
Number Of Pages: 224

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This is a beautifully illustrated collection of his most popular and enduring cartoons.

Featuring over 200 cartoons from his remarkable life and career.

About the Author

Bill Leak (born 1956 in Adelaide, SA) was a painter, a writer and the daily editorial cartoonist for The Australian. Leak won two News Awards for Cartoonist of the Year, nine Walkley awards for excellence in journalism, nineteen Stanley Awards from the Australian Cartoonists' Association and been an Archibald Prize finalist twelve times. His portraits of Bob Hawke and Bill Hayden hang in Parliament House, and his portraits of Sir Donald Bradman, Dick Woolcott mand Robert Hughes are in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery.

Leak's novel Heart Cancer was published by ABC Books in 2005 and he has published three collections of his political cartoons: Drawing Blood, Moments of Truth and Un Australian of the Year.

Leak not bleak


An ideal reference to Bill Leak - a great cartoonist, who sadly is no longer with us.

Surfers Paradise


A great tribute to Bill Leaks talents


A beautifully presented book illustrating the many facets of Leak's genius.

Mount Waverley


The Bleak Picture

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ISBN: 9781460755112
ISBN-10: 1460755111
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 16th November 2017
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 29.1 x 22.1  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 1.14

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