February 9, 2015 in News
Cartoonists rally around in aid of Charlie Hebdo families and Freedom of Speech
THE PROFESSIONAL CARTOONISTS’ Organisation has been heavily-occupied with work on the Draw The Line Here Cartoon Book in aid of the Charlie Hebdo victims and in support of freedom of speech charity English Pen.
Approached by the crowdfunding platform Crowdshed, the Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation are aiming to produce ’100 cartoons by 100 cartoonists’ in reaction to the terrorist murders of cartoonists and others in Paris on January 7th. Freedom of Speech charity English Pen were also approached to form a three-part partnership in order to create a historic collection of cartoons by some of the UK’s best cartoonists.
Contributions from cartooning icons such as Ralph Steadman, Steve Bell, Martin Rowson and Dave Brown are promising to make this a cartoon book to be given pride of place in any collection. it will be an assortment of political cartoons, gag cartoons and caricature illustrations and will be a very memorable, entertaining and yet poignant landmark in cartoon publishing.
The book campaign received a boost from Stephen Fry recently who kindly retweeted our appeal for more people to advance-purchase the book.
We’re still urgently collecting funds throught the crowdfunding site Crowdshed, and YOU can be one of the first to receive the book once it’s published. Simply go HERE and choose your option!