Beginning at Sydney’s The Manly Daily in 1985, Steve spent the first twelve years of his professional cartooning career working in newspapers and magazines, appearing regularly in The Australian and The Daily Telegraph. Since 2006, Steve has been the resident cartoonist for The Australian Journal of Pharmacy.
His live caricature talents have attracted an impressive client list and is regularly hired for major corporate events and conferences. His work has been hung in over 45 exhibitions in Australia and overseas.
A Life Member of the Australian Cartoonists’ Association, Steve served as President in 1992-93 and again in 1998-99. In 2010, Steve was was awarded the coveted Jim Russell Award for his outstanding contribution to Australian cartooning. In 2015, Steve was awarded a Merit Award at the Rotary Cartoon Awards.
"Just a short note to say thank you for your assistance (and fantastic cartoons) during our C-class launch weekend. Many customers commented to me, not only on your talent, but more often on your ability to put them at ease and make them forget they were waiting for a test drive!" - Brett Manion, Mercedes-Benz
"Could you please pass on my regards to Steve Panozzo. Having him draw my sons and my caricature last night would have to go down as my best birthday present ever. I am extremely grateful, and have decided that my family photos from now on will be all cartoon drawings!..camera has gonnnnneeee !" - Cheryl McCrae, Griffith City Council
“I just wanted to say THANK YOU so much for your work at Public
Practitioners event - the delegates really loved it. Also THANK YOU for my drawing - it is great - everyone who I show it to comments on the likeliness.” - Kathryn Creech, CPA Australia
“I've looked at the caricatures today and they are excellent - wonderful. You captured so many people so well and interpreted our descriptions of them brilliantly.” - Emma Wakefield, Spencer Stuart
“I just wanted to pass on our message of THANKS to Steve for being our Caricaturist. We are SO glad that Steve turned up and patiently drew us all. He was a hit and we all had a great time. Everyone commented not only on how comfortable he made us all feel, but how great the drawings were. We had a laugh at our own expense and it really added a special element to the night. We’ll soon have the drawings up in the office as well as accompanying our staff profile information when sending out to clients. Thanks once again! We all had a great night!” - Katie Yewdall, Recovery Partners
“Thank you so much for the caricature... the cartoon will now reside with me in England. It is very much appreciated.” - Sir Elton John,
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