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Cartoons – not so static after all

February 12, 2013 in General, News

It is sometimes assumed that cartooning is a purely static medium.
One of our members, Robert Duncan, shows this isn’t the case in this three-minute plus video celebrating the work of the writer and cartoonist Edward Lear.

If you have seen any other good examples of cartooning as a moving medium please post them into the comments below.

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Cartoonists and illustrators on show

November 13, 2012 in Events, General, News

David Hockney by Jonathan Cusick

David Hockney by Jonathan Cusick (detail) @ Procartoonists.org

The cartoonists Peter Brookes, Matt Pritchett and Procartoonists.org member Jonathan Cusick, above, feature in The Illustrators, the annual winter show held at the Chris Beetles Gallery in St James’s, London.

Featuring 800 works from across three centuries, this year’s exhibition marks the bicentenaries of the births of both Charles Dickens and Edward Lear, with drawings and watercolours by close friends and collaborators. Later illustrations to a number of Dickens editions also feature.

The selling exhibition opens this Saturday (17 November) and runs until 5 January. For details on opening times visit chrisbeetles.com You can view a PDF of the show’s catalogue online here.

The Round-up

August 31, 2012 in General, Links, News

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Edward Lear is best known for his humorous illustrations and nonsense verse, but his highly-detailed zoological illustrations are the focus for a new exhibition at The Royal Society. Read more here.

With the Paralympic Games now underway, The Beano features Oscar Pistorius as a sporting special guest.

Mark Anderson outlines some of the major markets for a freelance cartoonist and shares some of his own experiences in this blog post. And at a time when protecting copyright seems more important than ever, Japanese artist Shuho Sato is allowing others to use and adapt his manga work without paying royalties.

And finally: a new book, Naked Cartoonists, sees cartoonists such as Sergio Aragonés, Art Spiegelman, Will Eisner, Charles Schulz,  and Scott Adams depicting themselves in the buff. Click here for a preview.

The Round-up

July 6, 2012 in General, Links, News

"Casino Karl" (detail) © Chichi Parish

Following a successful run at the Poetry Cafe in Covent Garden, an exhibition inspired by the work of poet and illustrator Edward Lear is now being shown elsewhere. Happy Birthday Edward Lear features work by 25 cartoonists and illustrators, among them the Procartoonists.org member Chichi Parish, above. It can be seen at Penny Fielding Gallery & Interiors in Walthamstow Village, London, until August 26. It is then due to be shown at a gallery in Southampton during the autumn. Chichi has written about the exhibition on her blog, which is always worth a read.

The extraordinary lawsuit against the Oatmeal cartoonist Matthew Inman has been dropped. You can read a useful recap here, or see our previous posts on the subject here and here.

Two separate cartoons have become the subjects of race rows based on their depictions of Barack Obama and the footballer Mario Balotelli.

The Cartoon Museum in London will celebrate 75 years of The Dandy with a dedicated exhibition this autumn.

Finally, Forbidden Planet has details of the launch of the British Comic Awards, and the official awards site features an interesting piece about the origin of its logo design.