The Round-up

March 8, 2012 in General, Links

Franklin McMahon, an American visual journalist who began as a cartoonist and went on to depict major events as detailed line drawings for magazines, has died aged 90. The New York Times looks at his life and workSheldon Moldoff, uncredited ghost artist on Batman in the 1950s and 1960s, has also passed away.

Continuing a series of blog posts in which New Yorker cartoonists look back at their first contributions to the magazine, Michael Maslin has provided his recollections. Maslin also considers how his work has changed since. Read it here.

In the UK, Christian Adams of The Telegraph explains how to read a cartoon and Martin Rowson of The Guardian has a video accompanying his new adaptation of Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels.

And finally, Steven Gerrard, Rebecca Adlington and Tom Daley are among the sports stars making an appearance in a special Sport Relief edition of BeanoMAX.

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