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Leveson and more cartoonists

December 3, 2012 in Comment, General, News

The post Leveson debate rumbles on, with much talk of regulation, self-regulation and the slighty painful sounding statutory underpinning. So, following on from our earlier round-up of Leveson cartoons, we present further takes on the media story of the year, starting with Morten Morland in The Times.

© Morten Morland. The Times @ Procartoonists.org

© Morten Morland. The Times @ Procartoonists.org

Steve Bright in The Sun has a typically colourful take on the topic of crusading celebrities, in which the cartoonist makes a cameo appearance.

© Steve Bright. The Sun @ Procartoonists.org

© Steve Bright. The Sun @ Procartoonists.org

Matt of the Daily Telegraph has a festive take on Leveson.

© Matt Pritchett. The Daily Telegraph @ Procartoonists.org

© Matt Pritchett. The Daily Telegraph @ Procartoonists.org

Gary Barker in Tribune looks at the fall-out for the key protagonists.

© Gary Barker. Tribune @ Procartoonists.org

© Gary Barker. Tribune @ Procartoonists.org

Martin Rowson in The Guardian suspects that Rupert Murdoch thinks the Leveson report is good for only one thing.

© Martin Rowson. The Guardian @ Procartoonists.org

© Martin Rowson. The Guardian @ Procartoonists.org

Banx in the Financial Times on the notion of, ahem, self-regulation.

© Jeremy Banx. Financial Times @ Procartoonists.org

© Jeremy Banx. Financial Times @ Procartoonists.org

Mac of the Mail imagines a post-regulation media.

© Stan McMurtry. Daily Mail @ Procartoonists.org

© Stan McMurtry. Daily Mail @ Procartoonists.org

Tim Sanders at Socialist Worker Online wonders who is really in charge.

© Tim Sanders. Socialist Worker Online @ Procartoonists.org

© Tim Sanders. Socialist Worker Online @ Procartoonists.org

And, just for the LOLs, and as text-messaging turns 20, an older Leveson cartoon from Alex Hughes.

© Alex Hughes. Tribune @ Procartoonists.org

© Alex Hughes. Tribune @ Procartoonists.org

The Round-up

December 1, 2012 in General, Links, News

Raymond Briggs at work @ Procartoonists.org

Raymond Briggs – author and illustrator of The Snowman, When The Wind Blows, Fungus The Bogeyman and many others – has been made the first entrant to the British Comic Awards Hall of Fame. Cartoonist Adam Cadwell explains why here. Briggs himself is excited about a Snowman sequel, set to air on Channel 4 this Christmas.

Giles Coren has attracted the ire of comic-book creators and readers with a typically provocative piece for The Spectator, in which he argues that literary prizes and “karmicbwurks” shouldn’t mix (he is referring to this recent story). Meanwhile, a classic Judge Dredd collection has been selected as one of 20 books for World Book Night 2013.

As newspaper cutbacks continue to threaten the professional cartoonist, Daryl Cagle has turned to crowd-funding to help support fellow cartoonist Bill Day.

Photoshop users take note: Adobe is changing its upgrade policy.

Lastly, we are sad to report that influential underground comics artist Spain Rodriguez has died, aged 72. The Comics Journal looks in detail at his life and work.

© Spain Rodriguez @Procartoonists.org