Caption competition with a difference

An informal cartoon caption competition, which began as a one-off on the Cartoonists’ Club public forum in the summer, is now into its 20th week. Matt Buck spoke to Noel Ford, moderator of the forum along with Nigel Sutherland and Ian Ellery, and asked how this is different to any other caption contest. The competition […]

Artist of the Month – Tim Harries

Tim Harries, Bloghorn’s Artist of the Month Tim Harries reveals the names of other artists who have inspired him: I think my favourite form of cartooning is the newspaper comic strip and there are plenty of cartoonists in this field I admire. The worlds they created and the quality work they produced over decades is […]

The cartoon-reality crossover

News of a movie deal for David McKee‘s Mr Benn – and also of a nice tribute to Festing, or Festive Road. Spotted by PCOer Nathan Ariss

Manga at the Museum

The British Museum is currently exhibiting original artwork from acclaimed Japanese manga artist Hoshino Yukinobu‘s newest comic. The exhibition follows the adventures of Yukinobu’s character Professor Munakata and is set in the Museum itself. The work uses icons including the Sutton Hoo mask and the Lewis chessmen. Artwork from more of Yukinobu’s manga also features […]

Cartoons continue to bite

From 30 Years of Viz, currently at the Cartoon Museum “Pictorial satire is so ingrained in our culture that people often don’t realise what a huge part of their lives it is. Not just in comics and newspapers, but also animations, games, advertising, greetings cards” – Anita O’Brien, Curator, Cartoon Museum Taken from an article […]

Artist of the Month – Tim Harries

Bloghorn’s Artist of the Month, cartoonist Tim Harries, gives his tips for would-be cartoonists: Keep practicing. Nothing wrong with copying other people’s work for practice if you want to learn, as long as you don’t try to pass it off as your own. You’ll find your own style as you progress. If you’re aiming to […]

Cartoon award winners 2009 announced

The 15th Cartoon Art Trust Awards were presented last night at a fundraising dinner at the Mall Galleries in London. The dinner also celebrated the 21st birthday of the Cartoon Art Trust, the charity behind the Cartoon Museum. The trust has presented the CAT Awards annually since 1995. PCO member Morten Morland (cartoon above) was […]

Young Cartoonists of the Year to be announced

Voting has now taken place for the 2009 UK Young Cartoonist of the Year awards. The awards will be presented at the annual Cartoon Art Trust event in central London this evening. The awards are made in two categories, for artists under 18 and 30s years old, and were chosen from more than 200 submissions. […]

Apple U-turn on cartoonist's iPhone app

Since we reported last Wedneday (November 11) that Apple rejected an iPhone application by MAD magazine cartoonist Tom Richmond, which featured caricatures of members of the US Congress, it seems the company has done a U-turn and approved it. Apple had claimed that the app “contains content that ridicules public figures” and is in violation […]