About Oslo Davis





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Oslo Davis is a widely published illustrator and cartoonist. Oslo draws regularly for The Age and his work has appeared in the New York Times, the Guardian and Meanjin, among many others. Oslo has also drawn for the Golden Plains music festival, The National Gallery of Victoria, Readings, Triple R FM and the Wheeler Centre.

Oslo's latest books are This Annoying Domestic Life: A Mindless Colouring Book for the Whole Goddamn Family (Black Inc.) and The World According to Trump (Hardie Grant).

Oslo was previously awarded a Creative Fellowship at the State Library of Victoria, and is a former Walkley Award finalist.

Oslo has illustrated a number of books, including This Annoying Life: A Mindless Colouring Book for the Highly Stressed, the Henry Lawson and Banjo Patterson Treasuries (Random House 2015), Sh*t Asian Mothers Say (Nero 2014) and The Wisdom of Prince Philip (Hardie Grant 2015).

As a freelance illustrator Oslo has drawn for the Golden Plains music festival, the National Gallery of Victoria and the University of Melbourne, among others. Oslo Davis has also drawn for the New York Times, Art Guide Australia and the Readings Monthly. Oslo also wrote, directed and drew Melbhattan, an animation about Melbourne.


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

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.


Illustrations for The Rehab Diaries, an essay by Luke Williams on sbs.com.au.

Postcard from Reservoir, land of beige cardies and tyre swans by Oslo Davis in Spectrum, the Saturday Age.

Browse an interactive Melbourne map of more than 60 Overheards.

Through the Peepholes by Oslo Davis in Spectrum, The Saturday Age.

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.

Listen to Oslo Davis and New Yorker cartoonist Barry Blitt talk to Waleed Aly on ABC Radio National (March 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, and studio photos, with Lucy Feagins on The Design Files.

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.

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.