• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE6189

Horacek, Judy

(1961 – )
  • Born 1 January, 1961
  • Occupation Cartoonist, Illustrator, Visual artist, Writer


Judy Horacek majored in fine arts and English literature at the University of Melbourne. After travelling, Judy returned to university to complete an honours degree, followed by a Diploma of Museum Studies. As she was unable to secure employment as a museum curator, Judy decided to become a cartoonist. Over the years she has created illustrations for Meanjin, the Age, the Australian, plus many others.

Archival resources

  • National Library of Australia, Manuscript Collection
    • Papers of Judy Horacek, circa 2003-2006 [manuscript]
  • National Library of Australia, Oral History and Folklore Collection
    • Judy Horacek interviewed by Ann Turner for the Comic artists and illustrators oral history project [sound recording]

Related entries

  • Awardee
    • Edna Ryan Awards (1998 - )