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Cartoon exhibition continues

November 27, 2008 in General

Cartoon by Andy “Gilby” Gilbert. Click to enlarge

Who’s Laughing Now?, a cartoon exhibition by PCOer Andy Gilbert, has been a hit at the Derby Museum and Art Gallery and as a result, selected pieces will be exhibited at the Queen’s Hospital, Burton upon Trent, until December 13.

After that, the full exhibition can be seen again at the Brewhouse Arts Centre, Burton, from January 17 until February 21. Opening times are Mon-Sat 10am-5pm

Andy Gilbert produces artwork for Rainbow Cards and much of the exhibition highlights the gentle humour that he produces for their range.

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Cartoon Exhibition: Who's Laughing Now?

September 17, 2008 in News

Cartoon by Andy “Gilby” Gilbert. Click to enlarge

PCOer Andy Gilbert has been invited by Derby Museum and Art Gallery to exhibit his new collection of worked entitled “Who’s Laughing Now?”

Andy produces artwork for Rainbow Cards and much of this exhibition will highlight the gentle humour that he produces for their range. The exhibition is at the Silk Mill Museum, Derby Museum and Art gallery, from September 20 until November 2, 2008.

It coincides with the Big Draw campaign which runs throughout October. Andy will be appearing at the exhibition on Saturday 4th October from 10am to 4pm where he will be running his cartooning workshops.

Entrance to the exhibition and cartooning workshops is free. The opening times are: Monday 11am-5pm; Tuesday to Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 1pm-4pm. For further information, you can contact the Silk Mill on 01332-255 308.

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Cartoon workshops: inky fingers and flying pickles

May 7, 2008 in General

Workshops and cartoon “clinics” were a major part of the Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival as usual this year, and PCO members Andy Gilbert, Paul Hardman and Tim Harries were at the forefront, helping members of the public to develop their cartooning skills.

Here’s Tim Harries on how he ran his “Create a Comic Strip” workshop:

“I explained the mechanics of producing a three panel strip, from character design, story refinement to actual drawing techniques. This was all duly noted and I suspect roundly ignored by several of the more boisterous participants, judging by the finished strips. I’m not complaining mind you, invariably the strips produced that day were energetic, great fun and frankly bonkers.

“Children have a terrific ability to just get on with the business of drawing, unencumbered by any doubts regarding their artwork. The young chap finishing off his 12-panel creation Bob the Flying Pickle was in no doubt that Bob was indeed a pickle that flew. More critical eyes would have perhaps renamed him ‘Bob the wobbly squiggle’ but that’s missing the point. Fun was being had, ideas were being explored and pickles were indeed flying. And you can’t say fairer than that.”

Photos by Gerard Whyman.

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Cartoon workshops at the Shrewsbury festival

April 16, 2008 in General

Tim Harries running a cartoon workshop Click image to enlarge

Cartoon workshops are a key part of the Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival, and PCO members Tim Harries and Andy Gilbert will be running two of them.

Tim will host a workshop called Create a Comic Strip on Saturday (April 19) at Shropshire Wildlife Trust, 2pm–4pm. This is aimed at children aged 8 to 12 and families.

Andy’s workshop is called Animal Antics and is aimed at younger children, ages 6 to 11. It’s designed to help them to draw cartoon animals. This workshop is also on Saturday, from 10.30am – 12.30pm, and is held at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery.

Both are drop-in workshops and are free, with no need to book. Children must be accompanied.

There are other workshops at the festival plus a Cartoon Clinic, where budding cartoonists of all ages are invited to bring their work for a critique and some tips from the professionals. See the events section of the Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival website for more details.

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