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Happy Christmas and Best Wishes for 2012

December 24, 2011 in Comment

With the seasonal greetings of the UK Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation

Bloghorn cartoons - Happy New Year of 2012

Cartoon Awards 2011

December 1, 2011 in Events, News

New in from our friends at The UK Cartoon Museum are the results of their annual cartoon awards.

  • Strip Cartoon Award to Charles Peattie and Mark Warren for Celeb – a  long running feature of Private Eye magazine
  • Pocket Award to Neil Bennett – of The Times
  • Joke Award to Neil Kerber – of The Daily Mirror’s Can’t kick, won’t Kick
  • Caricature to Martin Rowson – of The Daily Mirror and The Guardian
  • Political Award to Dave Brown – of The Independent
  • Pont Award To Martin Honeysett – of Private Eye
  • Heneage Cup Life Achievement Award to Ed McLachlan

Bloghorn offers congratulations to one and all. 

Profile photo of Royston

by Royston

Young Cartoonist of 2011

November 29, 2011 in Comment

The winner in the under-30s category in the Young Cartoonist of the Year contest, organised by the British Cartoonists’ Association, is Joe Mounsey, 25.

Joe Mounsey cartoon

The BCA chairman Martin Rowson, also a PCO member, told the Bloghorn that Joe so little expected to win that he arranged to go to Berlin for work on the night of the awards ceremony. His award will be picked up by a friend.

The awards will be handed out at the Cartoon Art Trust Awards at the Mall Galleries in London this Thursday (December 1). Jasper Ashton-Nelson, 13, has already been named as winner in the under-18s group.

The Cartoon Art Trust is the organisation that runs the Cartoon Museum, and its annual fundraising awards ceremony (the museum does not receive public funding) is now in its 17th year. Awards will also be given to cartoonists working in newspapers and magazines.

Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival 2011

April 15, 2011 in Comment, Events, News

Bloghorn at the Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival 2011

April 14, 2011 in Comment, Events, News

Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival 2011

April 7, 2011 in Events, News

Cartoon previews from the Personal Bests exhibition, one of the headline events at this year’s Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival which opens next week.

Bloghorn_Shrewsbury_Olympics_Cartoon © Nathan Ariss Cartoon

Personal Bests Exhibition at Bloghorn © Nathan Ariss Cartoon


Bloghorn_Shrewsbury_Olympics_Cartoon 2011 © Bill Stott Cartoon

Personal Bests Exhibition at Bloghorn © Bill Stott Cartoon

Personal Bests Exhibition at Bloghorn © The Surreal McCoy

An exhibition of Carl Giles cartoons has also opened at the town museum.

Carl Giles cartoon exhibition at Shrewsbury 2011

Carl Giles cartoon exhibition at Shrewsbury 2011 © Estate of Carl Giles

Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival 2011

April 4, 2011 in News

We will be publishing artwork submitted for exhibition at this year’s cartoon festival in the run up to the main weekend on April 16th and 17th.

Bloghorn Shrewsbury 2011 Olympics cartoon © Chris Madden cartoon

Bloghorn Shrewsbury 2011 Olympics cartoon © Chris Madden

This year’s events have an Olympian theme and the show Personal Bests will be highlighting some of the cartoonists responses to this challenge.

Bloghorn Shrewsbury 2011 Olympics cartoon © Andy Davey cartoon

Bloghorn Shrewsbury 2011 Olympics cartoon © Andy Davey cartoon

For those local to the town, the show is opening 11th April at the Bear Steps Gallery.

Bloghorn Shrewsbury Olympic cartoon 2011 - Just endorsed it © Matthew Buck Hack Cartoons

Bloghorn Shrewsbury Olympic cartoon 2011 © Matthew Buck Hack Cartoons

Shrewsbury Cartoon 2011 – Who’s going?

March 31, 2011 in Events, News

Bloghorn can announce the full line up of attending Cartoonists for the 2011 Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival.
More than 40 of the finest cartoonists from the UK are this year joined by Graeme Keyes, Tom Matthews, Jim Cogan, Tom Halliday and Jon Berkeley our guests from Ireland.

Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival

Three cartoon exhibitions – Joking for Gold by GilesPersonal Bests – and Give us a Sporting Chance open next week in the town and the Smile-A-Thon Trail will lead visitors from venue to venue.

Ian Ellery, Andy Gilbert, Angela Martin and Paul Hardman will be running the free drawing workshops while Jacky Fleming and Chichi Parish will be playing script doctors in a series of Cartoon Clinics. (Get the details on our map.)

And after all the drawing education Gill Hudson , Editor-in-Chief of Reader’s Digest, along with Martin Colyer, the magazine’s Design Director, and Steve Way, Cartoon Editor, will be offering an advice session for aspiring artists called What Makes a Good Cartoon? and Cath Tate will talk about Getting Published.

© John Roberts

Caricaturists Alex HughesTim LeatherbarrowJohn Roberts and Helen Martin will be plying their skills in the Square alongside The Big Boards.

And this is where you’ll find Bill StottPete DredgeSteve BrightMartin HoneysettMatt Buck (Hack Cartoons)Royston Robertson, The Surreal McCoy, Robert DuncanRosie BrooksCathy SimpsonJanis GoodmanClive GoddardNathan Ariss and Steve Best all of whom will be making enormous cartoons over the course of Friday and Saturday.

Dr Nick Hiley from the British Cartoon Archive will be talking about his day job of saving great art for the nation while Andy Davey of The Sun and Peter Schrank of The Independent will be going head-to-head over matters of contemporary news and politics.

We can‘t disclose what the the script of the  live Melodrawma is but we understand Roger Penwill, Bill Stott, Noel Ford and Pete Dredge will all be involved.

Bloghorn has made a handy Shrewsbury calendar to help you plan your way around the events of the weekend of 16th and 17th April. It should go nicely with our map.

It will be a packed weekend with a lively and growing fringe of unofficial events and many other visiting artists. If you are planning to come along, please let us know in the comments.

Shrewsbury Tourism can help you out with advice on accomodation and transport. Bloghorn says see you there.