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Cartoonist draws funny money for C4

March 6, 2009 in General

It seems the government is set on printing more money to get us out of
the current economic crisis, so journalists and cartoonists everywhere
are having to learn how to spell quantitative easing.

But when you need funny money in a hurry, who better to call on than a
cartoonist? That’s what Channel 4 News did yesterday, summoning
Bloghorn’s own Matt Buck, aka Hack, into the studio to design Brown’s
new notes. Click the video above to see the C4 report.

Matt said: “It was fun to make visual and verbal work, instead of illustrating written reports.”

Cartoons don’t appear on news and current affairs programmes as much as they used to, though recently other cartoonists, including PCOers Patrick Blower, Martin Rowson and Andy Davey, have all helped illustrate stories on the box. Hopefully editors are remembering that this oldest of visual mediums can work on TV very well.

3 responses to Cartoonist draws funny money for C4

  1. Good to see our Matt at work.
    Ironically, his tenners may actually be worth more than their face value. Could start a trend.

  2. You mean like those stage 2p pieces which cost 5p each?

  3. Odd isn’t it ? Economic downturn, and cartoonists are needed. At least in that lively young Buck fellow, they chose a good one.

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