Mandy Ord
EducationBachelor of Visual Arts, Australian National University (ANU) Canberra School of Art, Canberra, ACT
Known forIllustrator/Cartoonist

Mandy Ord (born 1974) is a Melbourne-based comic artist. Her work has appeared in The Age, Meanjin, The Australian Rationalist magazine, Voiceworks, Tango, Going Down Swinging and Red Leaves / 紅葉.[1] Since 2009 Ord has also had a regular comic strip published in Trouble (magazine). In 2004, she was nominated for the Ledger Award for Small Press Title of the Year for her comic Dirty Little Creep.[2][3]

Ord's earliest published work was in her own book Wilnot in 1994.[4] Her first graphic novel was a collaboration with Amber Carvan, Brick Dog and Other Stories 2002,[5] followed by her first solo graphic novel Rooftops 2007, published by Findlay Lloyd.[6][7] Ord is also the author of minicomics Ordinary Eyeball (2006)[8] and Sensitive Creatures (2004).[9]

Ord's book, When One Person Dies the Whole World Is Over, was longlisted for the 2020 Stella Prize.[10]



  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 30 August 2009. Retrieved 13 September 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Ledger Award
  3. ^ Ord, Mandy (2004). Dirty little creep. [Eltham, Vic. : Mandy Ord].
  4. ^ "Mandy Ord :: Biography at :: At Design and Art Australia Online".
  5. ^ Carvan, Amber; Ord, Mandy (2002). Brick dog and other stories. Annandale, N.S.W: Pluto Press. ISBN 978-1-86403-190-4.
  6. ^ "Rooftops: Mandy Ord's graphic novel". Radio National. 3 April 2008. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  7. ^ Ord, Mandy (2007). Rooftops : a graphic novel. Braidwood, N.S.W. : Finlay Lloyd. ISBN 978-0-9775677-2-0.
  8. ^ Ord, Mandy (2006). Ordinary eyeball. [Melbourne] : Mark Selan.
  9. ^ Ord, Mandy (2005). Sensitive creatures. [Eltham, Vic.] : Mandy Ord.
  10. ^ "See the 2020 Stella Prize longlist!". The Booktopian. 6 February 2020. Retrieved 6 February 2020.