Hello, I’m Damian (a.k.a. scruffy_hugo), a cartoonist living and working in Moreton Bay/Gubbi Gubbi Country, Queensland. My comic illustrations and script were recently published by Australian Geographic, producing a climate-awareness comic novel for kids, Pip & Pete’s Antarctic Adventure. It’s pretty nifty, you should check it out. Go on, I can wait.
I’ve designed logos and artwork for small businesses, created painterly videos for NY-based Concord Music, worked in local animation studios, licensed wildlife characters to Australian children’s educators, and regularly draw to advocate for wildlife and environmental causes.
I tell stories through endearing characters informed by a background in animation, and my digital inks and watercolours are influenced by traditional practice. I also write little stories regularly, and have two children’s books in the works.
Modest, aren’t I?
I’m friendly, communicative, and transparent about my rates and creative process. If you have a project or collaboration in mind, shoot me an email. As those irksome life coaches often say; nothing ventured, nothing gained!