David Pope

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Birthday
31, 1965
Birthplace
Australia
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
31, 1965 (age 53)
Birthplace
Australia

About

Stanley Award-winning Australian political cartoonist known for his work with the Canberra Times, which he joined in 2008. He founded Scratch! Media, a publication company, and has received several awards from the United Nations Correspondents Association.

Before Fame

He attended the University of Adelaide after spending time at Australian National University. He started working as a freelance cartoonist in the 1980s and became known for his cartoons' liberal leanings.

Trivia

Until he gained permanent employment with the Canberra Times, he worked under the name Heinrich Hinze, which he had initially adopted as a persona while playing with a punk band.

Family Life

He and his wife have three children.

Associated With

He gained international attention for his "He Drew First" cartoon after the 2015 Charlie Hebdo shootings. Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop later presented a print of the cartoon, signed by Pope, to the French magazine.