Andrew Marlton

Cartoonist, Blogger


Who is Andrew Marlton?

Andrew Marlton is a Walkley Award winning Australian cartoonist. Up until early 2014 he was the in-house cartoonist for Crikey, a prominent Australian politics and news website, where he produced his work under the pseudonym, First Dog on the Moon.

In early 2014 Marlton announced he would be leaving Crikey to take up a position at The Guardian Australia. His first cartoon appeared there in April 2014.

Marlton illustrated a book called The Wombat and the Grand Poohjam, written by Jackie French.

Marlton wrote and illustrated a second book entitled "The Story of the Christmas Story" published in 2010.

Marlton appeared on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation current affairs program The Insiders on 26 October 2008, discussing his favourite cartoons of the week, and again on 12 September 2010. Marlton and fellow Australian cartoonist Jon Kudelka were interviewed about why they became cartoonists.

First Dog on the Moon has various merchandising based on his characters, including tea-towels, socks, and calendars. His tea-towels were discussed by the Prime Minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd, on the TV chat show Rove on 21 September 2008.

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Also known as
  • First Dog on the Moon
  • Australia

on July 23, 2013


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