STORY-TELLING: The Gympie Times cartoonist Jeff Douwes recalls his top 5 cartoons for 2018.
STORY-TELLING: The Gympie Times cartoonist Jeff Douwes recalls his top 5 cartoons for 2018. Philippe Coquerand

14 Gympie cartoons from 2018 to make you laugh

DEPICTING social issues through cartoons is not an easy task, but for The Gympie Times cartoonist Jeff Douwes, it's a task he wakes up to most mornings.

With close to 2000 cartoons to his name since 1997, Mr Douwes said he gets his inspiration from local issues.

A Jeff Douwes cartoon published on September 3, 2018.
A Jeff Douwes cartoon published on September 3, 2018. Jeff Douwes

"It's important to look into the local stories and from there, you get inspiration for your cartoon,” he said.

"A lot of people question whether you can get content from a cartoon from local issues, but there's plenty of material here.”

Gympie Times


Gympie region snakebite victim put in hospital

premium_icon Gympie region snakebite victim put in hospital

'As the temperatures remain warm snakes remain active.'

RSPCA unconvinced Gympie rodeo bull just having 'tantrum'

premium_icon RSPCA unconvinced Gympie rodeo bull just having 'tantrum'

'RSPCA supports calls for mandatory vet attendance at rodeo events'