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John Jensen 1930-2018

July 6, 2018 in General, News

John with a ‘selfie’ which he did for an exhibition at the cartoon archive, Kent University. Photo © Pat Jensen Sadly, it has been reported that John Jensen has passed away at the sprightly age of 88. John was a well respected and fondly thought of member of the cartoon community. He was a supreme and very versatile draughtsman.  John…

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We Shouldn’t Be Doing This, You Know

May 24, 2018 in General

  © Rupert Besley Rupert Besley writes: Every so often someone comes up with the idea of a cartoon competition. Trouble is, for most cartoonists, every day is competition. Getting any cartoon into print was never a doddle. It took New Yorker regular David Sipress 25 years of submissions to get his first acceptance there.…

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An American cartoonist in Shrewsbury

May 6, 2018 in General

The author pictured before starting work on her big board… …and standing behind the finished artwork Maria Scrivan writes: I am thrilled and honored to have been part of the Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival this year.  It was an incredible group of artists from the UK, Belgium, Germany, Australia and the US. The exhibition, spread…

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Marx and sparks from Martin Rowson

May 1, 2018 in General

© Martin Rowson/SelfMadeHero SelfMadeHero is to mark the 200th anniversary of Karl Marx’s birth with a graphic novel adaptation of The Communist Manifesto created by Guardian cartoonist and PCO stalwart Martin Rowson. The publisher says “Martin Rowson employs his trademark draughtsmanship and wit in this lively adaptation, which is both an incisive introduction to the…

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Cartoonists in Conversation

April 30, 2018 in Events, General

Jonathan Cusick writes: A Friday evening talk has traditionally opened the public programme of the Shrewsbury cartoon festival. This year ‘Cartoonists in Conversation’ aimed to give the public an insight into the lives of cartoonists, whose work they would probably be familiar with but know little about the people behind them. The number of cartoonists…

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Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival in the rear-view mirror.

April 25, 2018 in Events, General

Jonathan Cusick, Pete Dredge, John Roberts and Helen Pointer ‘drawing the crowds’. Rupert Besley writes: The sun shone on the righteous – and on the cartoonists in Shrewsbury. It was a bumper gathering in the town this last weekend, with visitors and participants drawn from far and wide. Few more so than festival regular Dean…

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