Phil works as a full - time cartoonist, illustrator and animator through his business, Comic Express studio. He creates a wide variety of cartooning work including comic strips, single panel cartoons, humorous and straight illustration, puzzles, clip art, animation, and caricatures.
Custom artwork in all these areas is his speciality and his experience spans working with the private, business, and corporate sectors. Corporate work has included live Graphic Recording, Mind Mapping, and Image Branding.
He has had work in print for a wide range of magazines, and papers, and had a weekly Sunday strip in the Sunday Telegraph called ‘Pet Therapy’ for 13 years.
He worked as an inbetweener and animator with Hanna Barbera in the 1980’s on Scooby Doo, the Bernstein Bears and a range of other series. He also worked on the Footrot Flats movie ‘The Dogs Tale’.
He has run successful cartoon workshops for over 11 years, and recently hit his 950th workshop. In recent years he has created an online video lesson school teaching cartooning (Easy Cartoon Drawing School) and taught private lessons online regularly.
He has also produced a range of successful and popular ‘How to Draw’ cartoon books that are currently self-published.
Phil has worked Scholastic Publishers Australia illustrating a new children’s book series, for 2019/2020, called ‘Puppy Diary’.
Phil’s talent has been recognized in winning five first prizes in the annual Rotaries Cartoon Competition and two runner up medal.
His comic strip ‘Pet Therapy’ was nominated as a finalist for the best comic strip at the Australian Cartoonists Association awards ‘The Stanley’s’ in 2016.