Since 1995 Lopes has amassed an impressive list of awards and his work has been growing in popularity across the world.
He has twice won Best Comic Strip and once Best Single gag artist with Insanity Streak at the Australian Cartoonists Association Stanley Awards, voted by industry peers. Insanity Streak is the only cartoon to win Stanley awards in both the comic strip and single gag categories.
Insanity Streak has also twice been judged Best Comic Strip at the Rotary International Cartoon Awards, which are presented in Coffs Harbour, Australia. Currently, Insanity Streak is published in more than 50 Australian newspapers, including leading publications such as The Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph, Canberra Times and Sunday Mail. Internationally, his work appears in the UK's Daily Mail and is widely syndicated all over the world.