I recently had the opportunity to sit down and speak with Peter Broelman, the brilliant Australian cartoonist who has contributed to Cagle.com for years.

Australia is one of the great cartooning countries of the world. In fact, their cartooning association, the Australian Cartoonists' Association, was formed in 1924 and is the oldest in the world.

I've always noticed that there's a level of nastiness in Australian cartoons that well exceeds what we see in American cartoons, so I was curious what Peter thought about the difference.

"It's a great place to cartoon," Peter told me. "We just need more newspapers."

Check out the interview here:

Here are some of Peter's recent cartoons. View more of Peter's fantastic cartoons here.