You can enjoy more of the Personal Bests exhibition from the Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival here on the blog for the duration of the Games – or explore more terrific work inside our membership portfolios (the best for the season at anytime).
After qualifying for the final for the first time in almost 100 years, the moment has arrived for Lewis Smith and the British gymnasts – it coincides with the Cross-country bit of the Three Day Eventing currently on in Greenwich Park.
Speed cameras are probably less of a problem for cycling road races in Britain than the rain, but that didn’t hold back the British cyclist Lizzie Armitstead. This cartoon, by Royston Robertson, is part of the Personal Bests exhibition, originally seen at the Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival, which we’ll be showcasing throughout the 2012 Olympics. Browse […]
As the 2012 Olympics get under way here in the UK, a piece of comics journalism by the cartoonist Tom Humberstone considers the negative impact that an event of this size can have on the host nation. Read the strip here. New Olympics-themed works by Banksy have presented the London authorities with a dilemma. Meanwhile, […]
In the spirit of breaking the rules where possible we’ll start with something that isn’t from the exhibition at all. Our thanks to the cartoonist George Licurici, from Romania, for a charming view about the start of the events from well beyond these shores. And, delayed only briefly, we are pleased to start a virtual exhibition: Personal Bests. […]
The London Olympics are here and throughout the event we will be giving you the cartoons from Personal Bests, the main exhibition from the Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival of 2011, which had the sporting theme. The selling exhibition was a popular hit and the cartoons have been in a travelling exhibition since. We’ll be posting regular sporting laughs here […]
Martin Honeysett writes with news of a London social occasion: The Oldie magazine 20th anniversary party at Simpsons on the Strand was the ideal moment to present to editor Richard Ingrams a PCO award commemorating his services to cartooning for the past fifty years. The award was gratefully received by the editor who then duly sang […]
The exhibition Animal Crackers: A Cartoon and Comic Bestiary is at the Cartoon Museum in London from this Wednesday (July 25). It looks at how animals have inspired all kinds of cartoonists across the ages, whether they are working in comics, political cartooning, magazine gag cartoons, newspaper strips or animation. The show promises something for […]
In which our anthropomorphic friend shows G4S how security should be delivered. Please discuss in the comments.