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Cartoonists for the Olympics are named

October 7, 2009 in Comment


The International Olympics Committee has selected nine cartoonists from around the world to be the official cartoonists to the Olympics Committee. The final list of chosen artists is;

Norio Yamanoi (Japan), Barrigue (Switzerland, Daryl Cagle (USA), Jason Chatfield (Australia), Hassan Karimzadeh (Iran), Dario Castillejos (Mexico), Michel Kichka (Israël), Godfrey Amon Mwampwemba (Gado) (Kenya) and Mikhail Zlatkovsky (Russia).

Speaking to Bloghorn, Jason Chatfield said;

The selection criteria remains a mystery. I had imagined it was something akin to planning a trip with a map and a handful of darts, but I was surprised to discover they knew my work well when I got back to them. This is the closest I’ll come to being involved in the olympics as I have the athletic ability of a sloth with polio.

Bloghorn thinks, it’s a bit bizarre but why not. If you have a question about what this is all about please put it in the comments and we will see what else we can find out.

by Royston

Noel Ford exhibition packs a Punch

October 6, 2009 in General

noel_ford_punchNoel Ford’s first Punch magazine cartoon

PCO cartoonist Noel Ford has an exhibition of his work at the Museum and Art Gallery in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, until November 8.

The gallery is celebrating the work of the locally born cartoonist to mark the Campaign for Drawing’s Big Draw month. The show features images spanning Noel’s career, including work from the museum’s own collection alongside recent digital illustrations.

Noel Ford’s cartoons have featured in many national publications, notably Punch magazine, as well as the local Nuneaton Tribune newspaper. The exhibition will feature his early entry to Nuneaton Festival of Arts as well as his later original colour cover artwork for Punch.

The cartoonist will be giving a lunchtime talk on Friday 23rd October, 12.30 – 1.30pm. The talk is free, but booking is essential. Contact the museum on 024-7635 0720

Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery is open Tue – Sat 10.30am – 4.30pm and Sun 2pm – 4.30pm

by Royston

Two political cartoon shows to open

October 5, 2009 in General

Two political cartoon exhibitions open in London next week, at the Chris Beetles Gallery and the Political Cartoon Gallery.

PeterBrookes: The Best of Times, above, is at the Chris Beetles Gallery from Monday (October 12) until October 31. More than 100 of Brookes’s most recent cartoons from The Times will be on display. Signed copies of the book accompanying the show are available from the gallery.

The Chris Beetles Gallery, at 8 and 10 Ryder Street, St James’s (nearest Tube Green Park or Piccadilly Circus) is open Mon-Sat, 10am–5.30pm.

Drawings by Peter Brookes also feature in Cameron in Caricature, an exhibition of cartoons on the Tory leader David Cameron is at the Political Cartoon Gallery from next Tuesday (October 13) until December 24.

Cameron’s infamous Twitter faux pas, as seen by Morten Morland

The exhibition of 60 original cartoons charts the fortunes of Cameron since he became leader in December 2005. It will feature cartoons by political cartoonists such as Martin Rowson, Steve Bell, Morten Morland, Dave Brown, Peter Schrank, Ingram Pinn and Andy Davey.

The Political Cartoon Gallery, 32 Store Street, is open Mon-Fri 9.30am–5.30pm and Sat 11.30am–5.30pm.

The Cartoonist who took on the President

October 2, 2009 in General

South African cartoonist Zapiro (Jonathan Shapiro) is arguably the most high-profile journalist in his country. Guardian Weekly explains why in this interview with him.