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Michael Weldon

Michael Weldon is an illustrator working in the digital field. For more than a decade he has been developing a broad range of styles and techniques in his image making. Featuring bold colours and slick vectors, Michael likes to include humour in his work where possible.

Michael studied Graphic Design at Victoria College, Prahran. He worked as a designer for a few years, but eventually his love of drawing led him to try his hand at illustration and he is still trying today. His biggest break was getting a call from the illustration editor of the New Yorker at 4am about 14 years ago. It had always been Michael’s dream to work for that literary powerhouse. He has been an on and off contributor ever since.

Michael has recently completed his Masters in Art and Design. His goal in life is to keep learning and always strive to become a better illustrator.


Michael Weldon

Place of Birth:

Manchester, England

Currently Living in:

Seddon, Melbourne

Train, bus, bike, or other:

A lot of walking

What's the most important object in your studio?

Without the Mac, I am finished

Paper or Plastic?


If you could resurrect one no longer living person to have lunch with, knowing you will have to return them to the grave right after coffee, who would it be?

Anyone that was a light eater.

Preferred method of dealing with an encounter with an acquaintance whose name you can't remember.

“Do you spell your name the traditional way?” , To which the answer is usually, “ Yes, B O B.”

Why don't you flip the tortoise over, Leon?

Er, I think that’s a turtle.

How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

I think he’d refrain from chucking. Just knowing he could if he wanted to would be enough.

Favourite client so far?

Big Issue

Favourite imaginary client?

A music magazine with two empty spreads, a huge budget and a long deadline.

How does your mother describe your profession?

Ooh, I’m not sure wot ‘e does, but 'e’s very good at it.'E’s a lovely lad.

Coffee or tea?

English breakfast

What's your earliest drawing memory?

Drawing the sky as a blue line right at the top of the page.

How do you prefer to spend your mornings?

At a cafe with my wife and baby, with a pot of tea and the paper.  

Michael on the JW blog

Michael Weldon for Cosmos Magazine
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