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Pont events at the Cartoon Museum

May 21, 2008 in General

The Cartoon Museum has a series of evening events lined up to accompany its exhibition Pont – Observing the British at Home and Abroad, which was reviewed here last week.

Pont – the Making of a Humorous Artist, June 5: Illustrated talk with Anita O’Brien, discussing the evolution of Pont’s style from his drawings of the early 1930s to his wartime work.

Pont of Punch, June 19. Former Punch archivist and Cartoon Museum trustee Amanda-Jane Doran looks at Pont as a Punch artist.

In Praise of Pont – Cartoonists’ Roundtable, June 26: A host of cartoonists join Richard Ingrams to discuss the wit and artistry of Pont. The panel includes Steve Bell, Peter Brookes, Nicholas Garland, John Jensen, Nick Newman and Posy Simmonds.

Graham Laidler, The Man Behind Pont, July 3: Simon Booth reveals more about the short but eventful life of Graham Laidler, aka Pont.

For full details on times and ticket prices, visit the Cartoon Museum website.

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1 response to Pont events at the Cartoon Museum

  1. Hello,
    Thanks for this post! I greatly enjoy the work of Pont and was looking for info on the web…
    I have a question, in an old Punch (1940) I came across a 2 page comic strip of Pont called ‘Aunt Rosa and the Bicycle’. Does anyone know if Pont did more comic strips (and maybe where I can find them)?

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