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The Surprising Cartoon talents of Presidents of the United States

April 20, 2015 in General

From The Washington Post (click for full article) Artisan Politics By Bonnie Berkowitz and Samuel Granados Like many people trapped in endless meetings, U.S. presidents tend to doodle. Their sketches and scribbles on documents such as memos and White House stationery have long been fodder for analysts seeking deeper meaning. But what would artists say? We asked four cartoonists…

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Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival 2015

April 20, 2015 in News

AS USUAL, IT seems like a dream now. As with most Cartoon Festivals, they come and go in a flash with so many activities and social get-togethers lubricated by the products of many hostelries that ‘real life’ doesn’t seem real for the first couple of days back home. The Twelfth Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival (yes…

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A cartoonist’s burden: With talent comes responsibility

April 16, 2015 in News

From the Aljazeera website: A cartoonist’s burden: With talent comes responsibility Despite risk of decades-long jail term, Zunar the Malaysian cartoonist vows to carry on cartooning. Kate Mayberry | 15 Apr 2015 10:18 GMT | Politics, Human Rights, Asia Pacific, Malaysia   Malaysian political cartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar Haque, or ‘Zunar’ could be jailed for 43 years, but he continues to draw [EPA] Kuala…

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W. Heath Robinson Cartoons Saved for the UK

April 13, 2015 in News

IN A RECENT BBC News report, it was revealed that grants of up to £300,000 have helped stop a large number of works by cartoonist and illustrator William Heath Robinson being sold and potentially broken up. Robinson was that much loved cartoonist of ridiculously complicated devices for achieving comparatively simple objectives.   From the the…

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PCO Cartoonist David Ziggy Greene

April 13, 2015 in General

CARTOONIST DAVID ZIGGY Greene is well-known for his Scene and Heard ‘cartoon reportage’ series (above) in Private Eye. As much as he hates being interviewed about his work, he was willing to come forward and present this public profile piece for the Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation blog. “I’m so bad about promoting myself that many close,longterm…

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More Cartoon News: ISIS, The Beano and Cartoons as ‘Offending Art’

April 3, 2015 in News

GRAPHIC CARTOON AIRDROPPED on ISIS by the United States “Ten days ago, the United States dropped a visually head-turning (and -churning) leaflet cartoon over Raqqa, the power center of the Islamic State’s operations, reported several outlets today, including USA Today. Every so often, critics question the power of a cartoon: In the wake of attacks like…

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