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June 14, 2013 in Events, General, Links, News

The Addams Family © Charles Addams @Procartoonists.org

Boing Boing draws our attention to a 12-minute documentary about Charles Addams and the inspiration for his ghoulish Family. Watch it here.

Procartoonists.org member Tim Harries will be taking part in a comic fair in Newport this Saturday (15 June). Find an interview with Tim, along with more details of the event, here.

Peter Brookes, the political cartoonist for The Times, has unveiled his decorated Gromit statue, which was produced for charity and features Brookes’ depictions of Ed ‘Wallace’ Miliband and Ed Balls. Read more at the Times site.

Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall both appear as guest stars in this week’s edition of the Beano. Meanwhile, Beano cartoonist Kev F. Sutherland has been passing on tips to the next generation.

Superman turns 75 this year, and with a new movie interpretation out in cinemas this week, DC Comics has plans for new series featuring its flagship hero. Deseret News, the Mormon news site, looks back at the inspiration for Superman and the character’s virtuous traits in this article. And a copy of Supes’ first appearance has sold for $175,000 – having previously been used as insulation.

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January 13, 2012 in Links

The BBC takes a look at the history and purpose of political cartoons in an engaging TV report titled Drawing Blood (iPlayer has the link until Saturday 14th January, so watch it before it disappears!).

The 100th birthday of legendary New Yorker cartoonist Charles Addams was celebrated this month with a specially commissioned Google doodle.

Ralph Steadman – renowned cartoonist and member of the Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation – speaks to The Telegraph about his most memorable travel experiences.

Stephan Pastis, the creator of ‘Pearls Before Swine’, tells The Washington Post about his new iPad app and why cartoonists must embrace the move to new digital realms.

Brian John Spencer, an aspiring cartoonist, blogs for The Huffington Post (UK) about his process for creating a political cartoon.

And finally, The Economist has added to the long list of tributes to Ronald Searle, who died on 30th December. The obituary is written in the distinctive style of one of Searle’s best-known creations, Molesworth, and can be enjoyed here.