Owzat! Instant cartoon

November 26, 2012 in Events, General, News


Telegraph cricket reportage @ Procartoonists.org

The hacks at the Daily Telegraph sports department have been taking on the art of the cartoon after a row over image rights deprived them of photography from the current test match series between England and India.

In a splendid example of making a spectacle when delivered of a googly, the journalists drew the action as it happened using some of the many digital drawing tools that now exist. We’ve linked to a few examples from the first and second tests.

Of course, the artwork is hurried and everyone thinks they are a comedian, but we say helmets off for effort. But, you know where to come when you need the professionals.

Cricket metaphor as applied by © Phil Disley @ procartoonists.org

More fully developed cricket metaphor © Phil Disley @ procartoonists.org

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5 responses to Owzat! Instant cartoon

  1. Hacks really should stick to, erm hacking.

  2. That’s a little ungenerous Bill. If you were in a position where you had no access to 50% of the material you might reasonably expect to be able to do your job (and probably no budget). What would you do?

  3. They obviously have an Etch-a-Sketch at their disposal.

  4. Absolutely no expense spared in contemporary journalism Andrew

  5. Only just come back to this one Matt, and no, I don’t think it was ungenerous – no more than Andrew’s. But his was funnier.[grinds teeth]

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