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Cartoons in the Arts section

April 23, 2008 in General

After a weekend exploring the subject of “Art” at the Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival, it was good to see The Guardian dedicating several pages of its G2 Arts section to cartoons yesterday.

Hillary Clinton by Barry Blitt, from The Guardian

The paper carried an article looking at the work of cartoonists attempting to get to grips with depicting US presidential hopefuls Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and John McCain. Cartoonists were canvassed on how they approached their subject and the paper carried lots of images.

You can read the article and see the cartoons here:
National lampoon

UPDATED: Click image to enlarge

And here is some British cartoon talent

1 response to Cartoons in the Arts section

  1. Here’s a fantasy…

    One of the hunched, benighted blog-crunching elves at Farringdon Road will shuffle out of the dank basement up to the top floor and, shrinking from the sunlight, give notice of this ranking to those who inhabit the oak panelled board rooms. The intense light of beatitude will then fall upon all within those walls and they will see that which they had not seen. They will cry as one voice “hey! cartoons seem to be popular”. And Lo! The People Of The Pen shall be set free.

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