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by Royston

Cartoonists at the Olympics

June 5, 2012 in Events, News

“]Cartoon by NEB

"It's not that I really mind getting wet – only my glasses get steamed up so." (Cartoon by NEB)

The exhibition Cartoonists at the Olympics, featuring work from the British Cartoon Archive selected by community sporting groups, opens this weekend.

It features Olympics cartoons from years gone by, including this 1948 Daily Mail cartoon about the Games in London that year by Ronald Niebour, who drew as NEB. On the evidence of the Diamond Jubilee weekend this could be a prediction of more “weather events” at this year’s Olympics.

The exhibition can be seen a the Herne Bay Museum and Gallery in Kent. The British Cartoon Archive is based in nearby Canterbury at the University of Kent’s Templeman Library. It opens this Saturday and runs until September 2. Admission, which includes entry to the museum, is £2.