Oslo’s Melbourne

Oslo’s Melbourne

Illustrated Adventures in the World’s Most Tolerated City

Oslo Davis


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Oslo Davis has a complicated relationship with Melbourne: the fear of living anywhere else is pretty much the only thing keeping him here. Yet the city continues to inspire, amuse and compel Oslo to make jokes about it. Call it a coping mechanism.

This clever, funny and often cheeky collection brings together years of the artist's most astute musings on Melbourne. It's also a poignant celebration of a city that has suffered much in recent years and survived to tell the tale.

Oslo's Melbourne contains the best of Oslo's drawings and essays from The MonthlyThe AgeThe Guardian and beyond, as well as original works commissioned for this book. It is the perfect gift for every proud Melburnian, or at least anyone who literally couldn't live anywhere else.


Oslo Davis:
Oslo Davis draws and writes for various publications and projects worldwide, including The New York TimesThe GuardianThe Monthly, SBS and Readings. Overheard, Oslo's weekly eavesdropping cartoon, has been published in The Age since 2007. Oslo is also the author of the This Annoying Life colouring-book series, and he is a Walkley Award and American Illustration Award finalist.