• Blaikie, George (1966), 'Remember Smith’s weekly?: a biography of an uninhibited national Australian newspaper, born: 1 March 1919, died: 28 October 1950’, Adelaide, South Australia: Rigby.

  • Gurney, Alex (1938), 'Ben Bowyang’, Caulfield, Victoria: Edgar H. Bailllie (for the Herald & Weekly Times).

  • James, Rodney (curator) (2000), 'Bluey and Curley: Portraits from an Era 1939-55’, Ipswich, Queensland: Global Arts Link (in association with Australian War Memorial).

  • Johnson, Joseph (1994), 'Laughter and the Love of Friends: A Centenary History of the Melbourne Savage Club 1894-1994 and A History of the Yorick Club 1868-1966’, Melbourne, Victoria: Melbourne Savage Club.

  • Lindesay, Vane (1979), 'The inked-in image: a social and historical survey of Australian comic art’, Richmond, Victoria: Hutchinson of Australia, (New edition).

  • Rainbow, Brenda (1998), '“Golden Years of Cartooning” 1920 to 1940: Featuring the works of Stan Cross & more than twenty cartoonists of the same era’, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales: Bunker Cartoon Gallery.

  • Foyle, Lindsay (2000), 'Larrikin strip that served its country well’, The Australian, 08-08.

  • Information sourced from Gurney, Margaret.

  • Lindesay, Vane (1994), 'Drawing from life: a history of the Australian Black and White Artists’ Club’, Sydney: State Library of New South Wales Press.

  • Gurney, David (2000), 'Bluey and Curley, two very influential characters’, [in James, Rodney, 2000, op cit].

  • Gurney, Alex (1926), 'Tasmanians Today: Caricatures and Cartoons’, Tasmania.

  • Kerr, Joan (1999), 'Artists and Cartoonists in black and white’, Sydney, New South Wales: S.H. Ervin Gallery.

  • Gurney, Margaret, 'About Alex Gurney’,

  • 'Joan Kerr Archives’, National Library of Australia, Canberra, ACT.

See also

  • 'Alex Gurney, Xmas card showing cartoonist with Bluey and Curley on each knee, p.c. (in Bluey and Curley exhibition)'.
  • 'Alex Gurney, Alex Gurney at Work c.1940-55, pen, ink and wash on paper 34.5 x 25 cm, p.c. (illustrated Bluey and Curley catalogue, p.4)'.

Initial data sources

  • Black and white artists