Artist of the Month – Noel Ford

Bloghorn cartoon about death by dehydration © Noel Ford
Bloghorn cartoon about death by dehydration

Bloghorn Artist of the Month for April is Noel Ford.

Noel was regular contributor to Punch magazine for almost 20 years and is a former editorial cartoonist for the Daily Star. Currently, he is editorial cartoonist for half a dozen national UK publications and he also produces work for calendars, greeting card and book illustration (including the Grumpy Old Men series of books). He has won a number of national and International awards including The United Nations (Cartoonists Against Drug Abuse), The Australian Cartoonists’ Association (The Lindsays Cartoon Awards) and the National Canine Defense League – in association with Bonio dog biscuits (for Dog Cartoonist of the Year :)) Yes, really – Ed.

Noel told Bloghorn how he creates his cartoons:

The first tools-of-my-trade were the traditional ink line and wash media, colours being added with inks and, later, using Edding and Pantone markers. Around 1997, I discovered digital media and soon all my work was being created directly on-screen using a digitising tablet and stylus. The very first digital cartoon in Punch, a full page colour cartoon, was mine (though they may not have realised because I printed it out and sent it in as hard copy).

My current set-up is A4 oversize Wacom Intuos 3 tablet, Dual-core G5 Mac, dual displays (20” for menus and 23” for drawing) and Corel Painter software.

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