The degree of visual communication

This story raised a storm about the value of the drawn form as a subject worthy of study. The row provoked by the Labour MP Tom Harris has provided some lively correspondence for Bloghorn. Rob Murray reports: Dr Ernesto Priego, co-editor of The Comics Grid, publicly responded to Mr Harris by asking him whether he […]

Cartoons sneak in by the back door

Parts of the Government Art Collection are on show together in public for the first time, at the Whitechapel Gallery, London. And it seems some cartoons have snuck in by the back door. It’s free to get in — which is only fair as we taxpayers effectively own all the artworks on show – so […]

Harris carpets comics degree

Rob Murray writes: Dundee University is offering a one-year Masters degree in comic studies, which will be run by its department of English from September this year. Course founder Dr Chris Murray told the BBC the programme will look at topics such as autobiographical comics and the relationship between international comics cultures. The new course […]

Cartoon coasts along for 30 years

Cartoons are inextricably linked to the seaside, so it was no surprise that when the new series of BBC Two’s Coast headed to Margate for a piece on the heyday of seaside landladies, they chose to illustrate that with a cartoon postcard. Being very well looked after, detail above, by Rupert Besley, a member of […]

Cartoon Museum goes shopping

Consumer news from the chairman of the UK’s national Cartoon Museum Oliver Preston: “We are delighted to announce that the Cartoon Museum is launching an online shop. Now visitors, friends and cartoon enthusiasts alike can browse cartoons and comic books, greeting cards and the latest catalogues on offer from the museum. We will be refining, and […]

Round-up:What the Bloghorn saw

Rob Murray writes: The Telegraph‘s Hay Festival coverage includes an interview with the paper’s own longstanding pocket cartoonist, Matt Pritchett, in which he talks about how he got started, his typical work process and the challenges of producing a daily cartoon. You can read the entire piece here. Elsewhere, New Yorker cartoonist Bruce Eric Kaplan […]

The arts of the web cartoonist

Bloghorn is interested in the arts of the new breed of web cartoonist who work for an intriguing mixture of love and money. Below, we are very pleased to interview cartoonist Matt Jones about his work and why and how he publishes it. Hi Matt – What do you make? Godfrey, AKA God Jones, is a short, […]