ROBIN COWCHER is a Melbourne illustrator. She worked for The Age newspaper as a designer, illustrator and art director, most recently as the Illustrations Editor. She created cover concepts, talent-spotted, briefed, commissioned and drew for the paper for over twenty years. She was a Walkley finalist in 2006 and highly commended for a Quill award in the same year. As a designer and Art Director her work has appeared in Society of Newspaper Design annuals and as Art Director of SundayLife! magazine won the magazine of the year award in 1998. She has work in The State Library of Victoria collection of cartoons. She continues to draw for The Age in a freelance capacity and enjoys printmaking and drawing for pleasure.