Artist Spotlight & TOON Comp!
Wanna be TOON’d by awesome Aussie Artist Brett Willis? Then go to @TOONARAMA on Facebook for info & entry. International entrants welcome. 🤙🏻
Brett & I have been Mates since the mid 90s & over that time I’ve been TOON’d by him many times for which I am so fortunate & grateful.
He’s not only a good friend & an exceptionally talented Illustrator & Caricature Artist but one of Melbourne’s finest LGBTI Community Members; he is highly respected & loved by many. For decades he has tirelessly & consistently supported the LGBTI Community though his Art, fundraising & as the hunky, handsome & always smiling Door Bitch extraordinaire at numerous Queer Clubs, Events & Parties for over 2 decades!
TOONS & Images:
🧔🏻My latest TOON, 2017;
Thanks Brett... So Awesome! 😘
🧔🏼Me & Brett at his 5th TOON Exhibition, 2016
🧔🏻TOON Art imitating Life;
Brett’s ‘Paradise Passage’ comic strip, based on the people & events of Melbourne’s Queer Scene, appeared in the local LGBTI paper, MCV, from ‘05 to ‘07. At the time, I worked at Melb’s Queer Bookshop, Hares & Hyenas, & my TOON’d counterpart appeared in Paradise Passage as the Bunnies & Bears (B&B) bookseller.
🧔🏼Evolution of my Crisco Disco TOON;
Inspired by B&B’s Paradise Passage TOON, the character’s headphones were a nod to my side hobby of creating dance mixes under the name ‘Crisco Disco’ which I shared with friends & this led to the...
🎧Goateed C.D. TOON, ‘05
🎧Bearded Crisco Disco TOON, ‘12
🧔🏻Me TOON’d in Brett’s Classic Style;
Goatee ‘06 & Beard ‘14. Personally I’ve had a goatee from ’94 & a full beard from ’07; my TOONS have aged with me!
🧔🏼2NARAMA Exhibition, 2013;
In Brett’s 2nd Exhibit - theme, duets - I was honoured to be coupled with Superman as I’m a massive fan
🧔🏻Various TOONTASTIC moments;
ALLSTAR TOONARAMA (5th Exhibit) fundraiser boys, Rugby Players & Tatiana from RuPaul’s Drag Race
🧔🏼The Artist, Then & Now;
1990, Brett presenting Olivia Newton-John with her TOON & Brett’s Self-TOON, 2017
For more of Brett’s TOONTASTIC Caricatures go to @toonarama on Insta & show him some LOVE… & to enter his ‘Super Star’ TOON Competition look him up on Facebook @TOONARAMA