Congratulations to Stephen Axelsen (stephenaxelsen.com.au) for his beautiful front cover on the recent big holiday edition of The Echo. The taming of the coalition monster is devoutly to be wished before its hot, stinking breath wilts all the landscape.
For decades Stephen has been delighting children and adults alike with his thought-provoking, whimsical illustrations and writing. It is a vocation to be greatly admired. Thank the fickle gods of art he never got a real job.