January 22, 2013 in Comment, News
"I've told the hospital we've got an ambulance driver fallen head over tip – want to hear what they said?" © Carl Giles
Snow has fallen across the UK over recent days and, as usual, we all act as though this has never happened before. Here’s proof that is has: a cartoon by Carl Giles, the acknowledged master of the snow cartoon, from 1979.
This is about the public sector strikes in the January of that year, popularly known as the Winter of Discontent. It’s a great example of Giles’ “less is more” approach to drawing snow. See more Giles cartoons at the British Cartoon Archive.
Spotted any other good snow cartoons? Let us know in the comments below.
April 7, 2011 in Events, News
Cartoon previews from the Personal Bests exhibition, one of the headline events at this year’s Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival which opens next week.
Personal Bests Exhibition at Bloghorn © Nathan Ariss Cartoon
Personal Bests Exhibition at Bloghorn © Bill Stott Cartoon
Personal Bests Exhibition at Bloghorn © The Surreal McCoy
An exhibition of Carl Giles cartoons has also opened at the town museum.
Carl Giles cartoon exhibition at Shrewsbury 2011 © Estate of Carl Giles