Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival 2018

Festival poster illustration © Wilbur Dawbarn It’s only a few weeks now until the transport-themed Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival alights and this year it really is international with cartoonists shipped over from Belgium, Germany, Australia, the USA and Ireland. Drawing in the crowds at last year’s festival. The main event is the popular live drawing […]

The Inking Woman – 250 years of wit and insight

© Myriad Editions “It matters that we remember women’s history. Like so much art, women have taken a backseat. Now they are at the forefront and I am SO proud!” Sandi Toksvig (Author, TV & Radio presenter and PCO patron) This timely and welcome book celebrates the massive contribution women have made, and continue to […]

Equatorial Guinea: Artist Freed from Prison

Ramón Esono Ebalé, cartoonist Officer Admits Superiors Ordered Dubious Charges (Nairobi, March 7, 2018) – An Equatorial Guinean court on March 7, 2018 released an artist imprisoned on dubious charges for nearly six months, 18 human rights groups said today. The prosecution dropped all charges against Ramón Esono Ebalé, a cartoonist whose work is often critical of […]

Matthew Pritchett (Matt) celebrates 30 years as Telegraph cartoonist

The Telegraph’s Matthew Pritchett Many have lined up to pay tributes to the much loved cartoonist as he chalks up a remarkable thirty years in the job. Sadly, Jeremy Corbyn was not one of them: his team politely declined, saying none of the Matt cartoons they had seen about Mr Corbyn were funny. In a […]

Loss of a good friend to cartooning…

…and to football, politics, theatre, health and much else besides. Ernest Hecht, whose Guardian obituary can be reached by the link below, has died at 88. Rupert Besley writes: In 1951 EH founded The Souvenir Press and remained its managing director and driving force for the next 65 years and more. As an independent publisher […]