Legally blind Melbourne-based cartoonist Brent Harpur will be creating cartoons at the Star Court Arcade on Sunday as part of the Byron Bay International Film Festival.
Legally blind Melbourne-based cartoonist Brent Harpur will be creating cartoons at the Star Court Arcade on Sunday as part of the Byron Bay International Film Festival.

Cartoonist at family-friendly film fest

BRENT Harpur may be legally blind, but that hasn't stopped him from becoming a renowned cartoonist.

The Melbourne-based cartoonist is the subject of an up-coming documentary, Scatter Joy, has built a long and successful career in his chosen field and these days teaches, lightens the mood at corporate conferences and events, has a children's website and a book.

On Sunday afternoon he will be in the foyer of Lismore's Star Court Theatre drawing cartoons for cinema-goers attending Family Friendly Shorts as part of the Byron Bay International Film Festival.

Film Festival organisers have said Mr Harpur will be setting up in the Foyer about 1.30pm, giving him a bit over an hour to pump out some cartoons of patrons before the curtains part.

It takes Mr Harpur roughly 10 minutes to do a cartoon, so make sure you get in early if you hope to be one of the lucky few to have a picture done of them.

Go to the film festival's website to get tickets.



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