Andrew Marlton, “First Dog on the Moon”


Andrew Marlton (above) is a satirical cartoonist and more who draws for the Australian-based news publication, The Guardian.  Under his pseudonym First Dog on the Moon he has generated a universe of anthropomorphic cartoon characters that include Brenda the Civil Disobedience Penguin, the Interpretive Dance Bandicoot, and my personal faves, the Raccoons of the Resistance.  As he deals in many things political, there are themes and presentations in his cartoons that are certain to offend someone, which is perhaps as it should be.  As some of his work deals with Australian politics, it will likely pass over the heads of many if not most Americans, but  Marlton also deals with aspects of American politics through his characters, as well as global issues involving science, the Coronavirus, and the environment.  


It’s furry art, and can often be topically relevant and wickedly funny.  Marlton gets his ideas from the news, at other times relating that he goes out to talk to chickens and sheep.  Do give First Dog on the Moon a look…laughing and thinking are always worthwhile activities!














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3 Comments on “Andrew Marlton, “First Dog on the Moon””

  1. carycomic Says:

    Sounds like the Australian version of Garry Larson. One of my top ten favorite FARSIDE cartoons was entitled “When Crows Dream.”

    The thought balloon depicted an elephant road-pizza. 🙂

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    • vulpesffb Says:

      Good observation! There are similarities to Larson, although Marlton is more political, and Larson features more human characters.

      I would suggest a new character ripe for development by either gentleman; “AUDACIOUS FLY,” who lighted on the head of Vice President Mike Pence during his debate with Kamala Harris, making him look foolish and staying there for several minutes!

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