Passionate and talented freelance artist, cartoonist and Illustrator
with specialised interests in:
• Topical cartoons and humorous illustrations
• Book and media illustrations
• Original advertisements
Aptitude for capturing the moment across political,
sporting and other public activities.
Yeo, a born and bred Southlander, began publishing cartoons while still at high school. In 1991, he began a four year collaboration with Angus Low on a weekly cartoon serial Phatman, which was published in The Southland Times. He subsequently worked full-time at the Times, mainly in advertising and marketing before becoming the Editorial Artist in 2010. Yeo joined Fairfax Editorial Services in 2011 supplying illustrations, cartoons and caricatures to the entire Fairfax NZ stable of newspapers and magazines. Also in 2011, he created A Splotch of Ink, a weekly pantomime cartoon which appeared every Saturday in The Southland Times and ran for four years. In 2013 he was appointed political cartoonist for the Sunday News. In 2016, he began supplying caricatures to the Dominion Post. He has also produced illustrations for children’s books as well as writing and illustrating his own book The King, the crown and the dragon, which was published in 2006.
In 2009 Yeo was named a finalist in the Best Artwork category at the Qantas Media Awards and again in 2018 at the Canon Media Awards.
For the past three years he has been a finalist in the Cartoonist of the Year category at the Voyager Media awards.