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January 13, 2012 in Links

The BBC takes a look at the history and purpose of political cartoons in an engaging TV report titled Drawing Blood (iPlayer has the link until Saturday 14th January, so watch it before it disappears!).

The 100th birthday of legendary New Yorker cartoonist Charles Addams was celebrated this month with a specially commissioned Google doodle.

Ralph Steadman – renowned cartoonist and member of the Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation – speaks to The Telegraph about his most memorable travel experiences.

Stephan Pastis, the creator of ‘Pearls Before Swine’, tells The Washington Post about his new iPad app and why cartoonists must embrace the move to new digital realms.

Brian John Spencer, an aspiring cartoonist, blogs for The Huffington Post (UK) about his process for creating a political cartoon.

And finally, The Economist has added to the long list of tributes to Ronald Searle, who died on 30th December. The obituary is written in the distinctive style of one of Searle’s best-known creations, Molesworth, and can be enjoyed here.

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Cartoonist has a go at cartoonists

December 3, 2008 in General

Cartoonist Stephan Pastis has used his newspaper comic strip Pearls Before Swine to take a very funny swipe at cartoonists who peddle what he sees as hackneyed and dated gags about subjects such as golf, henpecked husbands and “hot secretaries”. Bloghorn says, feel free to voice your objections to either side of the argument in comments, below.

You can see the strip here. Thanks to Mike Lynch.

The PCO: Great British cartoon talent