David Booth

Melbourne International Comedy Festival, 2022

It’s truly a deep honour to have created the hero artwork for the 35th Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

Drawing the hero image for the festival has absolutely been a dream come true. I’ve been fully overwhelmed by the response and the experience of seeing the city come to life with the buzz of the festival.

Harri High Pants is my idea of a champion of joy and positivity. I still can’t really comprehend how it feels to see their big smiling face all over the streets of the city and in all the venues. I feel like the luckiest person in the world and I can’t believe that sharing my drawings can bring so much joy.

Deepest bows for Susan Provan, Denise Damianos, Oliver van der Lught and David Hagger for making it all happen.