Honeysett in Herne Bay

July 28, 2015 in Events, General, News

Honeysett exhibition poster

An exhibition of cartoons by Martin Honeysett, who died in January, is now on in Herne Bay, as part of the cartoon festival. See poster above for details.

The work on show covers editorial and gag cartooning and illustration. It includes cartoons for Private Eye, Punch, New Statesman, The Oldie, Radio Times, Sunday Telegraph and the Observer.

The illustrative work includes collaborations with Sue Townsend, Michael Palin, Terry Jones and Ivor Cutler. There are also drawings produced while Martin was a visiting professor at Kyoto Seika University and depictions of local scenes in Hastings, where he lived.

The cartoon in the poster above, which lampoons the town’s somewhat gappy pier, was drawn by Martin on a big board at the festival last year. Here he is at the all-important pencilling stage.

Martin Honeysett begins his big board cartoon at Herne Bay 2014

Martin Honeysett begins his big board cartoon at Herne Bay 2014

Cartoonists will be gathering in Herne Bay once again this weekend, and are sure to raise a glass to their departed and much-missed colleague.

6 responses to Honeysett in Herne Bay

  1. Also worth noting was Martin’s outstanding understanding and patience when asked by members of the public what he did for a living.

  2. And his ability to cheat at Shrewsbury Big Board art challenges by cunning use of old bits of paper.

    And his natural facility with all things digital.
    He is much missed.
  3. Much missed cartooning genius…..AND he bought me a pint!

  4. Hello Glenn ! Martin, you and I were in the same bandstand corner last year, and as I say, I thought he was SO patient with members of the public who just happened to have 300 drawings with them.

  5. Saw the show yesterday. Genius work, of course, and lots of appreciative comments from people in the visitors’ book.

  6. Many thanks Royston and to all at Beach Creative too !

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