Former Punch cartoonists Bill Hewison, Ed McLachlan (above) and Mike Williams are the stars of a new show opening later this month at the Chris Beetles Gallery in London. The selling exhibition features work from Punch itself, alongside cartoons published in Private Eye, The Spectator and elsewhere. See the Chris Beetles site for more details.
Annie Tempest, the cartoonist behind the longrunning ‘Tottering-by-Gently’ cartoon stip in Country Living magazine, has told The Mail on Sunday about branching out into sculpture following the death of her teenage son. You can read the interview here, and information about her upcoming sculpture show can be found here.
The Montreal Gazette considers the personal risks taken by political cartoonists, pointing out that some of the risks do not only apply to those living under dictatorships. Read more here.
Meanwhile, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette looks back at the work of Adalbert Volck, a lesser-known contemporary of Thomas Nast, and how their respective cartoons reflected their differing political views during the American Civil War. Read more here.