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Terry Anderson at the Beeb

August 29, 2015 in General

BBC Radio Scotland hosted a talk about the future of cartooning, precipitated by Steve Bell’s appearance at the Edinburgh Book Festival. The programme is here and Terry’s eloquent contribution is at the 01:51:30 mark. Also keep your eyes (and ears) open for further Blog updates on the “Drawn Out” series of podcasts that Terry has…

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Ronald Searle exhibition in his hometown

August 26, 2015 in General

From the Ronald Searle Blog: Ronald Searle (1920-2011) is among Britain’s most popular and celebrated graphic satirists. Born in Cambridge, Searle is best known as the inventor of the fictional girls’ school St. Trinian’s (1948) and for his collaborations on Geoffrey Willans’ Molesworth series (1953- 58). However, as this exhibition shows, he had a long…

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The Guardian picks up on LA Times’ dismissal of political cartoonist Ted Rall

August 26, 2015 in General

Award-winning cartoonist and journalist Ted Rall has accused the Los Angeles Times of wrongly casting doubt on his professional integrity, retracting one of his columns and ending his freelance work with the paper in order to curry favor with the Los Angeles police department. The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists has called for an investigation…

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Cartoon News Round Up

August 19, 2015 in General

Charlie Hebdo: the global view Index on Censorship has just compiled a valuable international overview of the assault on free speech — with the Hebdo killings serving as its hub.  Editor Rachael Jolley has brought together insightful, far-flung contributors like novelist Elif Shafak, journalist Hannah Leung, and Father Ted creator Arthur Matthews to examine the echoes, repercussions and contradictions of the…

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Shooting Cartoonists at the Seaside

August 17, 2015 in Events, General, News

We’re grateful to David Cross for sending us this wonderful watercolour of cartoonists in action at the Herne Bay Cartoon Festival. Click the image to enlarge and see how many cartoonists, and other great details, you can spot. David, who curated the Outrage! exhibition at the Seaside Gallery, called the painting Shooting Cartoonists at the…

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