Vane Lindesay (b. 1920) is a Melbourne artist, writer and book designer whose principal literary interest is Australian black-and-white art. Essays and features by Lindesay on this topic have appeared in the Age, Overland, Australian Book Review, the Australian Dictionary of Biography and the Australian Encyclopaedia. Books in which he has explored the history and nature of the Australian cartoon include The Inked-in Image: A social and historical survey of Australian comic art (1979); Australian Popular Magazines (1983); Drawing From Life: A history of the Australian Black & White Artists' Club (1994) and Stop Laughing, this is serious: the life and work of Stan Cross (2001). Works Lindesay has illustrated include the 'Lawyer/ Diplomat/ Broadcaster who Laughed' series, The Needy and the Greedy: humorous stories of the racetrack by Frank Hardy and Athol Mulley, and Cops, Crooks and Catastrophes: the Police as you have never seen them before by Shirley Hardy-Rix.