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Latest from the blog

A Case for Pencils’ Jane Mattimoe meets Ralph Steadman

July 13, 2017 in General

Ralph, Jane and a bird’s skull talk cartoons via Skype In the first of what we hope will be a regular feature, Jane Mattimoe packs her Case for Pencils and crosses The Big Pond to interview British cartoonists, starting with Ralph Steadman: I have been interviewing New Yorker cartoonists about their art supplies and drawing…

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Make sure you catch this Chris Beetles Gallery cricket themed exhibition

July 13, 2017 in General

© Bill Stott In celebration of another glorious summer of English cricket, that well known champion of cartooning, Chris Beetles Gallery, is presenting “Leather on Willow”, an exhibition of over 175 cricketing watercolours, oils, cartoons and illustrations. A veritable who’s who of cartooning and illustration, the exhibition will include Glen Baxter, Peter Brookes, Rowland Emett,…

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American cartoonist declines Iranian cartoon contest award

July 11, 2017 in General

© Clay Jones The award winning cartoon spoofs Time magazine’s 2016 selection of Trump as “person of the year” by drawing a comparison to Hitler, whom Time named its “man of the year” in 1938 Political cartoonist Clay Jones’ initial delight upon receiving a citation in Iran’s House of Cartoon “Trumpism Cartoon and Caricature Contest” rapidly…

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The Inking Woman at The Cartoon Museum, London

July 4, 2017 in General

© The Surreal McCoy To celebrate the launch of “The Inking Woman – British Women Cartoon and Comic Artists”, the current exhibition at The Cartoon Museum, London, three of the participants talk about their work and love of the medium. Alex Fitch talks to Sandi Toksvig, a patron of the Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation, and to artist The Surreal…

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Cartoons to the rescue?

June 27, 2017 in General

© Martin Rowson In last week’s Guardian the PCO’s Martin Rowson demonstrated, with a perfectly executed example of his art, how the political cartoon can pierce the thickest of skins – see Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre’s reaction – and cut straight to the heart of the matter. Frustratingly, as newspapers continue the painful transition…

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Hannah Berry

June 27, 2017 in General

© Hannah Berry “Her first graphic novel BRITTEN & BRULIGHTLY, begun while studying illustration at the University of Brighton, was published by Jonathan Cape in 2008. It has subsequently been published in the USA, Italy, Holland, France and Serbia, with the French edition chosen for the official selection of the 2010 Angoulême International Comics Festival. Her second graphic…

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