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Cartoon festival exhibition opens

April 18, 2014 in Events, General, News

The exhibition With a Song in My Art opens at the Bear Steps Gallery in Shrewsbury today (21 April). This cartoon was submitted for the music-themed exhibition by the Procartoonists.org member Glenn Marshall. The show is the first event in the 2014 Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival. The main Cartoonists Live day is this Saturday (26 April) and there’s…

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An acquaintance to remember

April 17, 2014 in Events, General, News

This year is both the 15th anniversary of the Scottish Cartoon Art Studio and of political devolution in Scotland. We’ve organised a new touring exhibition entitled The Auld Acquaintance, taking our cue from Rabbie Burns’ Auld Lang Syne, sung whenever folk leave one chapter of their life behind and start another. Our call for contributions…

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The Round-up

April 15, 2014 in Events, General, Links, News

Kasia Kowalska and Royston Robertson write: Cartoonists and alcohol are often linked, and now one of the UK’s best known political cartoonists, Gerald Scarfe, has a bar named after him at the Rosewood Hotel in Holborn, London. The Spectator has more and the Telegraph has a video in which the cartoonist talks about the drawings on…

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Cartoonist does the maths

April 10, 2014 in General, News

Procartoonists.org member The Surreal McCoy has drawn cartoons for a new book that claims, among many other things, to reveal the world’s favourite number. Alex Through The Looking Glass, by the mathematician Alex Bellos, was featured on Radio 4′s Today programme on Tuesday: listen to John Humphrys struggling with the maths here (at 2hrs 55mins).…

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Festival cartoon: The anticipation …

April 8, 2014 in Events, General

The Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival is just a few weeks away now, with the main exhibition opening on 21 April and the Cartoonists Live day on 26 April. More details are now on the official website. You can also download a PDF of the festival leaflet here. This cartoon was submitted for this year’s music-themed exhibition…

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The Round-up

April 2, 2014 in Events, General, Links, News

Kasia Kowalska and Royston Robertson write: The documentary Stripped, which covers the past, present and future of comic strips, looking at how they are affected by the digital age, has been released on iTunes. The Kickstarter-funded film certainly seems to have spoken to alll the major players. There’s more at boingboing.net, which gives it a thumbs up. And the creators of…

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