Good Reading : November 2016
GOODREADINGMAGAZINE.COM.AU GOOD READING NOVEMBER 2016 62 Ihate to be the bearer of bad news but you can’t learn cartooning, and it can’t be taught.’ And so begins Oslo Davis’s illustrated book on how to draw gag cartoons. Talk about shooting yourself in the foot! But he’s kidding – kind of. There are reasons why your terrible cartoons are not funny, and Oslo is very happy to point them out. He’s also prepared to give you some advice, for what it’s worth, using examples selected from more than 20 years of drawing for newspapers and magazines worldwide. Drawing Funny is a how-to guide for people who might never draw a cartoon in their life but always read the cartoons first in The New Yorker and want to know how it’s done. To enter, tell us the name of the country whose capital city shares its name with the first name of the author of this book. Write your answer on the back of an envelope and mail to Drawing Funny Competition, Good Reading, 14/7 Rosebery Place, Balmain NSW 2041, or enter on our website. Win one of five copies of Drawing Funny: A guide to making your terrible little cartoons funnier by Oslo Davis valued at $14.99 each. Win one of five copies of Moods: The Peter Moody saga by Helen Thomas valued at $34.99 each. Win a book about one of Australia’s greatest horse racing trainers or a guide that shows you how to draw funny cartoons. Competitions Terms and conditions 1. Entry is open to all residents of Australia and New Zealand from 1 to 31 November 2016. 2 . Employees and the immediate families of the promoter and agencies associated with this promotion are ineligible. 3 . The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. 4. The first correct entries drawn on 1 December 2016 from each competition will win a copy of the book. 5 . The promoter accepts no responsibility for late, lost or misdirected mail. 6. The winners of the prizes will be published on the Good Reading Magazine website in December 2016. Visit our Facebook page for more great competitions! How many racehorse trainers are household names in Australia? There’s Bart, of course, the Master. And First Lady Gai. And then there’s Moods – Peter Moody. Respected news journalist, broadcaster and veteran racing wr iter Helen Thomas travelled far and wide to discover what drives Peter Moody. With Moody’s full cooperation and extraordinary access to his family, friends and foes, Thomas traces Moody’s career – from Charleville and his time with turf legends T J Smith and Colin Hayes, through to the day he first noticed the dark bay filly that grew up to become Black Caviar. Moods: The Peter Moody saga also examines the recent cobalt scandal, which led the trainer to announce that he was quitting racing forever. For the first time ever, here is an insight into the man many will always remember as Black Caviar’s trainer – and as a true Aussie legend. To enter, tell us the name of the champion bay mare that Peter Moody trained. Write your answer on the back of an envelope and mail to Moods Competition, Good Reading, 14/7 Rosebery Place, Balmain NSW 2041, or enter on our website.
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