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Latest from the blog

MY LIFE IN HIGH FINANCE (or My Love Letter to Accountants)

April 17, 2018 in General

© Rupert Besley Rupert Besley writes: I’m ending my career much as I began it. Not getting paid. My first regular job in cartooning was with a local newspaper and I got £5 a week. Only I didn’t. This was more than 40 years ago. I had a full-time job and this was just a…

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Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival 2018

March 25, 2018 in Events, General

Festival poster illustration © Wilbur Dawbarn It’s only a few weeks now until the transport-themed Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival alights and this year it really is international with cartoonists shipped over from Belgium, Germany, Australia, the USA and Ireland. Drawing in the crowds at last year’s festival. The main event is the popular live drawing…

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The Inking Woman – 250 years of wit and insight

March 19, 2018 in General

© Myriad Editions “It matters that we remember women’s history. Like so much art, women have taken a backseat. Now they are at the forefront and I am SO proud!” Sandi Toksvig (Author, TV & Radio presenter and PCO patron) This timely and welcome book celebrates the massive contribution women have made, and continue to…

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Equatorial Guinea: Artist Freed from Prison

March 7, 2018 in General

Ramón Esono Ebalé, cartoonist Officer Admits Superiors Ordered Dubious Charges (Nairobi, March 7, 2018) – An Equatorial Guinean court on March 7, 2018 released an artist imprisoned on dubious charges for nearly six months, 18 human rights groups said today. The prosecution dropped all charges against Ramón Esono Ebalé, a cartoonist whose work is often critical of…

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