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If we haven’t already met— Hi, I’m Jason! 👋

I’m a New Yorker cartoonist, author, and comedian originally from Perth, Western Australia. I live in New York with my wife and my ridiculous dog, Morris. We’ve been here for 10 years, which means my journal is full of crazy stories I haven’t shared with anyone. Yet.

I’ve worked as a professional cartoonist and served on the boards of cartoonist organizations for 20 years, being elected President of both the Australian Cartoonists Association (AU) and National Cartoonists Society (US). (A real glutton for punishment, I know.)

👉 More about me here.

The stories I share aren’t in any particular order.

If you upgrade to paid, you’ll get cartoons, stories, thoughts, and sketches from my life in all forms.As well as my weekly cartoon on a Thursday, you can expect posts in such categories as:

🗒️ SKETCHBOOKS: For the past 20 years I’ve carried a sketchbook with me everywhere I go. I have years of journals and sketchbooks with stories that I’ve never shared before— until now!

☕️ LONG READS: Stories that you could read over a big mug of coffee.

⚡️ SHORT READS: Stories that you could read over a shot of espresso.

🎙️ COMEDY: My gig stories and tour journals from doing stand-up comedy for the past 17 years in both the US and Australia.

✍️ LIVE DRAWING: For 20 years I’ve been doing live drawing of special events— both for clients and sometimes for myself.

😇 PEOPLE YOU MIGHT LIKE: I share people from all walks of creative life who, if you like me, you’ll probably enjoy too.

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✉️ See some popular posts:

  1. Coming to America: My first days in New York.

  2. Dangerfields: Tales from the oldest comedy club in the world.

  3. Overheard at the Comedy Cellar: An eavesdrawing assignment from the New Yorker.

  4. Paris Sketchbook: Christmas Creatures of Bar 228

  5. Outback Mistake-House: My Surprising First Encounter with a Bloomin’ Onion

  6. Six Duck Salads with Gus Van Sant: A New Yorker Cartoonist Lunch with one of Hollywood’s most celebrated directors.

  7. Curlie: The Canary in the Coalmine of the Lower East Side.

  8. Tiger Hood: A chance encounter with a Greenwich Village legend.

  9. Tour Diary: Hitting the road to do Comedy During the 2016 Election.

  10. Studio Habits: Clearing Physical Space to Make Way for Mental Creative Space.

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Jason Chatfield

New Yorker Cartoonist, Author & Comedian based in New York. Published in New Yorker / MAD / WIRED / Airmail / American Bystander