Jonathan McBurnie is an artist, arts administrator, writer and cartoonist, based in North Queensland.
McBurnie began self-publishing comic books at the age ten, and his life has been a series of constant projects ever since. Completing a PhD at Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, in 2014, his thesis and accompanying studio works explored the shifting role of drawing in the digital age. Jonathan approaches his work as a collision of high and low forms and seeks the narrative propulsion and dense visual language that lies in the tension between these forms. He is a prolific artist, continually drawing, writing and producing zines.
His recently published graphic novel titled Floodland, brings together personal and natural disasters and this illustrative publication is available alongside the affordable risographs in this exhibition.
JONATHAN McBURNIE, 'XXXX Phantom', 2018, risograph, 42 x 29.7 cm. Edition of 25