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Oslo Davis is an illustrator, cartoonist, occasional writer and sometimes broadcaster.

Oslo draws two cartoons a week for Melbourne's The Age newspaper, as well as a weekly cartoon called Overheard in the Sunday Age. Oslo draws regularly for Art Guide Australia and Readings Monthly.

In 2011 Oslo was a Walkley Award finalist in the cartoon category.

Oslo wrote, directed and drew Melbhattan, an animation about Melbourne, and is the illustrator for the Golden Plains music festivals.

In terms of publishing, Oslo has contributed illustrations to a number of books, most recently Sh*t Asian Mothers Say, by Benjamin Law and Michelle Law, and for Henry Lawson and Banjo Paterson anthologies.

Other clients include:

New York Times

The Guardian


Business Victoria

National Gallery of Victoria

Melbourne Immigration Museum

Victoria College of the Arts

State Library of Victoria



Random House

Affirm Press

Hardie Grant

The Racket

Island Magazine

Issimo Magazine

The Big Issue

Sleepers Almanac


Going Down Swinging

Desktop Magazine

Australian Book Review


Melbourne Bike Festival

The Wheeler Centre

Oslo is represented by the Jacky Winter Group.


Down on Docklands by Oslo Davis. Cover story in the Sunday Age's M Magazine.

Oslo Davis finds life unleashed in the local dog park. A drawn report form a dog park, The Saturday Age's Spectrum section.

Cover and inside drawings for a Sunday Age M Magazine story by John Bailey Melbourne in the small hours is all go.

Beauty and the blubber. Oslo Davis writes and draws in the Age about a trip to the sumo in Tokyo.

'North California's land of redwood, bigfoot and ... erk!' by Oslo Davis in Spectrum, The Saturday Age, 3 August 2014.

A write-up about Oslo Davis' illustrations work with design studio Clear, on BP&O.

An article about Oslo Davis’ Thirteen Month Calendar on Desktop Magazine's website.

Start spreading the romance, an article by Oslo Davis about Melbhattan in The Age.

Read an interview with Oslo Davis on Gather & Fold, an online design journal.

Listen to Oslo Davis and New Yorker cartoonist Barry Blitt talk to Waleed Aly on ABC Radio National (March 2012).

An article about Oslo Davis published in the Leader newspaper (February 2012).

Stuart Geddes' review of Drawn From Life, on ThreeThousand.com.au.

John Bailey's write-up about Drawn From Life, and comics generally, in The Sunday Age's M magazine.

Arts Victoria's video about the Drawn From Life project.

Interview about Drawn From Life, on The Ember.

Interview, and studio photos, with Lucy Feagins on The Design Files.

Interview with Mel Campbell on The Enthusiast.

Interview with James Valentine on 702 ABC Sydney (audio).

Interview about Overheard on ThreeThousand.com.au.

Jo Case's review of Overheard on the Readings bookshop website.

Andrew Stephen's article on Oslo Davis, 'The first hanging of a serial sketcher,' in The Age.

Interview about the exhibition 'This Annoying Life' on ThreeThousand.com.au.

Interview with Oslo Davis on Meanjin's Spike blog.

Dan Rule's article 'Oslo's Angst,' on Broadsheet.com.au.

Stuart Geddes' review of Three Books.

Penny Modra's review of Conceived on a Tram.