Cartoonist leaps into the deep end

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“CITYNEWS” cartoonist Paul Dorin has just completed painting his 20th pair of jeans for the Children’s Medical Research Institute’s fundraising Jeans For Genes gala dinner.

Cartoonist Paul Dorin with his Geoff Huegill jeans.
Cartoonist Paul Dorin with his Geoff Huegill jeans.
This year Paul has been painting the jeans of world champion swimmer Geoff Huegill.

“I spent about 20 hours over a week creating the artwork on the two-legged denim canvas,” he says.

“Geoff is a champion butterfly swimmer, so water and butterflies were going to be my theme. On one of the legs, I have Geoff up on the swimming blocks about to race a butterfly and on the other he’s swimming and being coached by a large shark.”

Some of the other national and international celebrity jeans Paul has splashed paint on over 18 years have been Robin Williams, Ricky Ponting, David Hasselhoff, Craig Lowndes, James Belushi, Jeff Fenech and Kevin Klein.

The jeans will be auctioned with other celebrity artworks at the Jeans For Genes gala dinner on August 17 in Sydney.

 Jeans for Genes Day is on August 2. Donations to jeansforgenes.org.au

 

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