I think Geoff Pryor in the Canberra Times is one of the two or three best political cartoonists in this country, and would be among the best in the world.
We tend to think of cartoons as light hearted and disposable, and it would be very rare to hear one of our professional opinionists admit that their political view of some issue had been influenced or even changed by a cartoon. Particularly over the last decade when the media has been generally lazy and complacent in this country, cartoonists like Ron Tanberg, Cathy Wilcox and Bill Leak, have been consistently incisive and challenging.
I look forward to the day when they have an episode of the Insiders on the ABC with a panel consisting entirely of cartoonists.
If you have a favourite cartoonist, please send me their name and say why you think they're so good.