Mitchell, Norm (1920 - 1980)
Norm Mitchell original cartoon artwork.
As a child, Mitchell won art competitions at school and at local Shows in Sydney. In 1935, he joined Smith’s Weekly as a copy boy with the idea of moving onto the art staff. His first cartoon, however, was published in the Bulletin. Some months later he became a cadet artist on Smith’s Weekly, where he worked under Stan Cross and Jim Russell. In 1950, Mitchell left to become political cartoonist on Sir Keith Murdoch’s Adelaide News, where he remained for 30 years.