Leunig, Michael (1945-)

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Leunig, Michael
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Contemporary painter, cartoonist, poet and writer

painter, cartoonist, poet and writer, was born in Footscray, Melbourne, only son of the three children of an abattoir worker; one of his sisters is the cartoonist Mary Leunig . A self-taught artist, he began drawing cartoons for university student newspapers, especially Monash University’s Lot’s Wife where his work first appeared in 1965 when he was a student at the Swinburne Film and Television School. He left in his third year, having been offered a job on 'a new professional newspaper’ (according to Good Weekend 1998, 31) Newsday , an afternoon daily in the Age stable established to rival the Melbourne Herald . He had already published work in the first issue of the short-lived Age fortnightly magazine, Broadside (March 1969). He recollected in Good Weekend 1998, 31: It was in the midst of a mental block back at Newsday one Saturday morning when I had a total disillusionment with politics. It was all too grim – the Vietnam War and the Liberal Government of the time being so conservative. I’d been to Canberra and seen the hypocrisy of the politicians, these bitter enemies in the House all drinking together afterwards and making deals and talking to journalists, and I thought, “This is all bullshit. It’s a kind of organised sport and I’m not going to be part of it.” ... I drew a cartoon about a fella who puts a ...

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  • fl. c.1965 - c.2006

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  1. The Penguin Leunig : cartoons / by Michael Leunig ; introduced by Barry Humphries
    Leunig, Michael, 1945-
    [ Book, Periodical, Archived website : 1974-2014 ]
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    The Penguin Leunig : cartoons / by Michael Leunig ; introduced by Barry Humphries
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 97.289)

  2. The Penguin Leunig : cartoons / by Michael Leunig ; introduced by Barry Humphries
    Leunig, Michael, 1945-
    [ Book, Periodical, Archived website : 1974-2014 ]
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    The Penguin Leunig : cartoons / by Michael Leunig ; introduced by Barry Humphries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 74.031)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 74.031)

  3. The essential Leunig : cartoons from a winding path / Michael Leunig
    Leunig, Michael, 1945-
    [ Book : 2012 ]
    At 75 libraries
    The essential Leunig : cartoons from a winding path / Michael Leunig
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 46.86)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 46.86)

  4. The lot : in words / Michael Leunig
    Leunig, Michael, 1945-
    [ Book, Audio book : 2008-2009 ]
    At 71 libraries
    The lot : in words / Michael Leunig
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 40.503)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 40.503)

  5. Holy fool : artworks / Michael Leunig
    Leunig, Michael, 1945-
    [ Book : 2013 ]
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    Holy fool : artworks / Michael Leunig
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 39.18)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 39.18)

  6. Ramming the shears : a collection of drawings / by Michael Leunig
    Leunig, Michael, 1945-
    [ Book : 1985-1990 ]
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    Ramming the shears : a collection of drawings / by Michael Leunig
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 38.791)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 38.791)

  7. Common prayer collection / Leunig
    Leunig, Michael, 1945-
    [ Book : 1993 ]
    At 27 libraries
    Common prayer collection / Leunig
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 36.717)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 36.717)

  8. Poems 1972-2002 / Michael Leunig
    Leunig, Michael, 1945-
    [ Book, Audio book : 2003-2005 ]
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    Poems 1972-2002 / Michael Leunig
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 35.601)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 35.601)

  9. Strange creature / Michael Leunig
    Leunig, Michael, 1945-
    [ Book : 2003 ]
    At 67 libraries
    Strange creature / Michael Leunig
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 31.161)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 31.161)

  10. The curly pyjama letters / Michael Leunig
    Leunig, Michael, 1945-
    [ Book : 2001-2006 ]
    At 68 libraries
    The curly pyjama letters / Michael Leunig
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Resources about Michael Leunig (63)

  1. The Penguin Leunig : cartoons / by Michael Leunig ; introduced by Barry Humphries
    Leunig, Michael, 1945-
    [ Book, Periodical, Archived website : 1974-2014 ]
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    The Penguin Leunig : cartoons / by Michael Leunig ; introduced by Barry Humphries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 91.566)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 91.566)

  2. The essential Leunig : cartoons from a winding path / Michael Leunig
    Leunig, Michael, 1945-
    [ Book : 2012 ]
    At 75 libraries
    The essential Leunig : cartoons from a winding path / Michael Leunig
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 44.273)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 44.273)

  3. The lot : in words / Michael Leunig
    Leunig, Michael, 1945-
    [ Book, Audio book : 2008-2009 ]
    At 71 libraries
    The lot : in words / Michael Leunig
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 38.667)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 38.667)

  4. Holy fool : artworks / Michael Leunig
    Leunig, Michael, 1945-
    [ Book : 2013 ]
    At 58 libraries
    Holy fool : artworks / Michael Leunig
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 37.198)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 37.198)

  5. Ramming the shears : a collection of drawings / by Michael Leunig
    Leunig, Michael, 1945-
    [ Book : 1985-1990 ]
    At 38 libraries
    Ramming the shears : a collection of drawings / by Michael Leunig
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 36.809)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 36.809)

  6. Common prayer collection / Leunig
    Leunig, Michael, 1945-
    [ Book : 1993 ]
    At 27 libraries
    Common prayer collection / Leunig
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 35.925)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 35.925)

  7. Poems 1972-2002 / Michael Leunig
    Leunig, Michael, 1945-
    [ Book, Audio book : 2003-2005 ]
    At 80 libraries
    Poems 1972-2002 / Michael Leunig
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 35.184)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 35.184)

  8. Leunig calendar
    Leunig, Michael, 1945-
    [ Periodical : 1990-2013 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 27.492)

  9. Introspective / Michael Leunig ; with a foreword by Helen Garner
    Leunig, Michael, 1945-
    [ Book : 1991-1998 ]
    At 50 libraries
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 26.929)

  10. Leunig animated
    Special Broadcasting Service Corporation
    [ Video : 2001-2002 ]
    Languages: English;Arabic;Portuguese;Italian, [9 others]
    At 53 libraries
    Leunig animated
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  1. Leunig, Mary (1950-)
    ... Melbourne, sister of cartoonist Michael Leunig . She studied art in the late 1960s, then married Leon ...
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  2. Wright, John K.
    ... Melbourne. He was a regular contributor of cartoons, drawn in a style clearly influenced by Michael Leunig ...
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  1. Family Notices
    The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) Monday 15 January 1945 p 1 Family Notices
    ... (Hollise Joy). Both welL to Mr nd Mrs George James-a daughter. i r Bothell. JARMAN (nee Leunig).-On January ... - daughter (Diane Elabeth). Both weil. SMITH.-On January IS, 1945. to DMnah and Eric (BAN). of Cottesloe-a ... 4850 words
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  2. Leunig puts picture for seekers of jobs
    The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Monday 23 March 1981 p 3 Article
    ... Leunig puts picture for seekers of jobs Satirical cartoons by Michael Leunig feature in a new ... 66 words
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  3. ART Apt venue for works of Leunig
    The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Saturday 5 June 1993 p 6 Article Illustrated
    ... Apt venue for works of Leunig By IAN SHARPE Michael Leunig Introspective. Nolan Gallery, Tuesday to ... Sunday, 10am to 4pm. Until June 20. I WORKED with Michael Leunig for a . short time in 1971 on The Sunday ... 341 words
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  1. One big happy family / drawings by Mary Leunig
    Leunig, Mary, 1950-
    [ Book : 1992 ]
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  2. The English in heat / Morris Lurie ; drawings by Leunig
    Lurie, Morris, 1938-
    [ Book : 1972 ]
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  3. Leunig, Michael
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  4. Revisiting surface arthroplasty of the hip
    Leunig, Michael
    [ Book : 2005 ]
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  1. Michael Leunig
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Radio National
    [ Sound : 2007 ]
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  2. Off the Shelf: Michael Leunig
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  3. Michael Leunig releases new book
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Radio National
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  4. The whimsical world of Michael Leunig
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Radio National
    [ Sound : 2013 ]
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    The whimsical world of Michael Leunig
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  1. Papers of Michael Cannon
    Cannon, Michael, 1929-
    [ Unpublished : 1843-1990 ]
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    Green, Dorothy, 1915-1991
    [ Unpublished : 1943-1990 ]
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    Stivens, Dal, 1911-1997
    [ Unpublished : 1800-1997 ]
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  1. Michael Leunig, a very unpretentious man. -Interview-
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    [ Article : 1991 ]
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  2. Michael Leunig: poetry in pictures. -Interview conducted by Ewins, Rory-
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    [ Article : 1987 ]
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  3. A Leunig kind of thing [For more than 30 years Michael Leunig has presented his unique cartoon vision of the human condition. Interview by, McAloon, Dan]
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  4. Leunig on the loose. [Interview by Beck, Chris]
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    [ Article : 1998 ]
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