Pray silence please for another cartoon submitted for the Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival in April, where the theme is Music. This one is by Procartoonists.org member The Surreal McCoy. Next week we’ll publish a list of the cartoonists who are attending the festival to draw big board cartoons, caricatures and host workshops.
Kasia Kowalska writes: The exhibition Spitting Image: From Start to Finish opens at the Cartoon Museum in London tomorrow (26 February) – 30 years to the day since the TV series burst into our living rooms and put satire back at the heart of British comedy. The BFI is also joining in the celebrations with an […]
Andy Davey talks to the editorial cartoonist Martyn Turner who has been drawing for The Irish Times for more than 40 years Martyn Turner has just become eligible for his free bus pass. It doesn’t look as though he’ll be taking up the offer though. He asked his editor whether he wanted him to shuffle […]
Here is another cartoon on the theme of Music submitted for this year’s Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival. This one is by Procartoonists.org member Cathy Simpson. The festival exhibition of original artwork and prints will run from 21 April to 17 May. You can see all our members’ portfolios here.
Kasia Kowalska presents a Round-up focusing on comics this week: The British Library is about to embark on a period of anarchy and rebellion – this summer it will host the largest exhibition of comic art ever held in Britain. Comics Unmasked: Art & Anarchy in the UK will cover comics from Victorian times through […]
Kasia Kowalska reports from the opening of Calman Meets Freud at the Freud Museum in Hampstead, London The first thing you notice as you join the small gathering of family, friends and colleagues of Mel Calman at the Freud Museum is the unreserved warmth with which they talk about him. It soon becomes apparent that […]
Music is the, er, theme for this year’s Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival. In the run-up to the event in April we’ll be featuring some cartoons submitted for exhibition at the festival by Procartoonists.org members. Here’s one from Alexander Matthews that first appeared in Reader’s Digest. The festival exhibition of original artwork and prints, all for sale, […]
Kasia Kowalska writes: Dave Walker, a Procartoonists member, talks about what makes him tick in a short film by Michal Dzierza, above, called Being A Cartoonist. If you like to know what makes other people tick, a new exhibition celebrating the life and work of Mel Calman has opened at the Freud Museum in Hampstead, […]
Opinion: As regular readers will know, Michael Gove gets up Bill Stott’s nose Hmm, he’s at it again, that Gove fellow. Wants to bring back writing lines, detention and – who knows? – six of the best, in the search for his notion of discipline in the classroom. He really hasn’t got a clue, has […]