Andy J. Walker is a cartoonist and aspiring academic living and working in Geelong, Victoria. Exploring themes of loneliness, isolation and the ennui of everyday existence, his art attempts to convey the anxieties, disconnection and dissatisfaction of the human condition.
His work is heavily influenced both thematically and stylistically by Modern American painting and contemporary American cartooning, particularly the paintings of Edward Hopper and Mark Rothko, as well as the cartoons of Charles M. Schulz, Seth, Daniel Clowes and Chris Ware.
After graduating from Deakin University, Melbourne in 2012 with bachelor’s degree in Secondary Teaching and Visual Arts, he went on to complete an Honours year, with a thesis entitled Coping with the Unremarkable: Comics and the Emotions of the Everyday and an accompanying comic book, Autumn, Grey. Since then he has extensively travelled North America in search of inspiration, stepping foot into every art gallery and comic book shop he passed along the way.