July 7, 2016 in Events, General, News
Like any good festival, the Herne Bay Cartoon Festival has a fringe. And his name is Glenn Marshall. He writes:
The cartoonists who get exhibitions are the successful, good ones. This exhibition sets to redress the balance.
Full of ideas that don’t quite work, drawings that don’t quite look right and text that is completely illegible, it’s a story of pain, ridicule and regret. Let’s celebrate the mediocre!
Sadly my cartoon anthology that the exhibition was due to coincide with is still in early development, see below, but I will be having “The Book Launch Without A Book” over the festival weekend.
Thanks Glenn! The cartoon exhibition is at One New Street gallery and is sponsored by The Bay Brewer.
January 17, 2013 in Comment, General, Links
Cartoon © Ian Baker @ Procartoonists.org
Here’s a very funny cartoon. But why is it funny? Well, E.B. White famously said that “analysing comedy is like dissecting a frog; no one laughs and the frog dies”. So let’s not go there.
Instead, our eye was drawn to a blog post by the cartoonist Christian Adams, in which he simply provides a definitive list of what is funny and what is not funny.
Of course, you can still argue with it, and roll your eyes like Woody Allen in Crimes and Misdemeanours when Alan Alda opines: “If it bends, it’s funny. If it breaks, it isn’t”, but the important fact is that no amphibians were harmed during the making of this blog post.
And, even more importantly, you’ll find lots of cartoons that can definitely be classed as funny in the Procartoonists.org portfolios.