Lawrence, your host at Curly Flat. As you'd guess I'm a keen
collector of everything Leunig, and have copies of all his books except
one, which is a tragic embarrassment considering it was released a long
time after I first became a dedicated Leuniphile (or is it Leunigster?
I don't know.) Lately, that is over the past couple of years, I've
been accumulating press clippings, 'toons from the newspaper, interviews,
posters, and any other Leunig miscellanea I can get my hands on.
Besides the books I have every 'toon
published since about 1991, as paper copies and scanned GIF's.
While most of the 'toons in the books derive from his newspaper contributions,
they aren't a complete collection by any means, and I estimate there are
maybe two thousand Leunig works I have never seen. Being a completist,
can you guess my next project?
If you're looking for a particular
Leunig you've seen somewhere, email
me and I might be able to help you get a copy; if it was published
after 1997 it's a straightforward process to email it to you (as long as
you can give me enough detail to find it). I specifially asked Leunig
about the copyright implications of this and he replied that he derives
great pleasure from the knowledge that people send his 'toons, poems and
prayers to friends all over the world. Of course, I won't conspire
to breach copyright and if you're looking to reprint or otherwise publish
any Leunig work, I suggest you seek permission through 'The Age'.
I get quite a bit of mail from people
looking to contact Leunig. He doesn't have email, but you can send
letters c/- The Age .
Don't expect a speedy response - he surely receives a lot of mail and,
if the requests that come by this site are any indication, a lot of invitations
to patronise various causes. He'd oblige all his fans I'm sure, if he could.
Finally, if anyone has an original
Leunig drawing and would like to see it sold to a good home, where I can
assure you it will be treasured forever, please email
me! In fact I am willing to buy or trade all your unwanted Leunig
paraphernaelia, if there is such a thing. I often pick up extra copies
of his books when I'm in second-hand shops so if there's an old one you're
after,you can have it for what I paid (plus postage). I have extras
of everything from The Penguin Leunig to Everyday Devils and
Angels, at least, and some are first editions.
cheers from Curly Flat,
Please note: If you have any questions or feedback regarding curlyflat.net feel free to contact me using the form below. This is not a form for contacting leunig himself. I would suggest trying The Age for that.