The gallery is promoting the event with the caricature above by Procartoonists.org memberJonathan Cusick. The exhibition features cartoonists including Jak, John Jensen, Larry, Ed McLachlan, Matt and Peter Brookes.
Whaat? by Dave Gibbons fires first on the vexed question of the artist Roy Lichtenstein and his use, or abuse, of comic imagery for the purposes of fine art.
There’s a flight of similar pieces that coincide with the Lichtenstein retrospective at Tate Modern in London. We particularly commend a learned piece by the comics historian Paul Gravett.
Down under, the Adelaide Advertiser cartoonist Jos Valdeman found himself ejected from the upper house of the South Australian parliament for sketching the president of the legislative council John Gazzola. It’s an interesting dogfight in the Aussie journalism wars, which are not unlike our own arguments about the media after the Leveson inquiry.
To demonstrate that ages past were no more civilised than today, whatever the state of the law, comes a retrospective exhibition of Henry Bunbury, the 18th century gentleman caricaturist. Read all about it at the East Anglian Daily Times.
They said it would be the end of the world, but they were wrong … The Dandy is still with us (albeit in digital form), as mentioned here last week. There is, however, a documentary on 75 years of the comic, Just Dandy, showing on BBC One on New Year’s Eve, featuring contributions from the likes of Frank Skinner, Brian Cox, Bill Paterson and Nick Park. The programme is only being shown in Scotland, sadly but perhaps it will turn up on the iPlayer.
Mike Peyton, who has carved out a long and specialist career as a ‘nautical cartoonist’, tells CNN about his work and how he started cartooning in a German POW camp. Read more here.
The Eye Candy festival, to be held in Birmingham next month, will feature “a drop-in sketching session for illustrators, artists and drawing enthusiasts”. See inkygoodness.com, which is organising the session, for more details.
Remember the lady who ‘restored’ a Spanish fresco recently? Like any good commercial artist, she is now demanding royalties.
A recent New Yorker cartoon by Mick Stevens, above, led to a temporary ban on the magazine’s Facebook page this week, because it apparently broke the social network’s decency rules. Bob Mankoff, the New Yorker’s cartoon editor, looks in detail at the supposed offence on his blog.
The latest collection of Punch artwork focuses on the full-colour, and often full-page, cartoons, illustrations and caricatures that graced the magazine’s pages throughout the 20th century. The Best of Punch Cartoons in Colour also features a large number of cover illustrations and artist biographies, and includes work by Fougasse, E H Shepard, Trog, Quentin Blake, Norman Thelwell and Procartoonists.org member Mike Williams, among many others. See more here.
Kevin Kallaugher, political cartoonist for The Economist under his pen name KAL, provides an interesting overview of how his depictions of US leaders have changed as they have been weathered by their time in office (for similar insights from other cartoonists, see last week’s Round-up).
Kevin ‘KAL‘ Kallaugher, editorial cartoonist for The Economist, proves that a single cartoon can change politics.
Elsewhere, politics is changing cartooning, with the fall of the Ben Ali regime in Tunisia having done away with the censorship that was preventing political cartoons flourishing.
Meanwhile, four Iranian cartoonists – Firoozeh Mozafarri, Kianoush Ramenzani, Hassan Karimzadeh and Mana Neyewstani – have received this year’s Cartooning for Peace award. One of the judges, New Yorker cartoonist Liza Donnelly, writes about what she saw in their work.
Kal (Kevin Kallaugher), cartoonist for the Economist for the past 30 years, will be discussing political cartooning with Henry Naylor (former head writer for Spitting Image). The debate will be chaired by Channel 4’s Krishnan Guru-Murthy and will be followed by Kal conducting a hands-on interactive cartooning demonstration.
Campaign cartooning: Discussing how the art of satire shapes the political landscape is on at the Congress Centre, 28 Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3LS on Thursday 2nd October 2008, 7-8.15pm. The event is free, but to register for the event email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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