David Laity

David Laity was born in Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia in 1958 and received schooling in Benalla from 1963 onwards – including attending the Benalla Technical School between 1970 and 1975 – after which he decided to complete his apprenticeship in Motor Mechanics to get a recognised trade under his belt. However Laity turns his back on mechanics and instead takes up cartooning, shortly after returning to a further educational surround and completing a Drawing course at Shepparton Technical and Further Education College in 1986 to refresh himself, before going on to create and establish a regular and successful comic strip, ‘Rat Race’ for publication in his native Australia. Based in Perth and originating and drawing daily for eight years, Laity evolved his cartooning so as to include single frame and full colour work, which proved universally popular with his loyal audience both in Australia and overseas at this time. Laity resisted any urges to be political in his comic strips during his early years, stating; “I have deliberately stayed away from political cartoons as I don’t like the idea of my work being topical one day and old hat the next”.



  • Serigraph (Silkscreen Print)
  • 57 x 56 cm
  • Edition of 250 (number 170)
  • Signed, numbered, unframed
  • Available from UK