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Cartoons on the radio

July 16, 2008 in General

Excerpt from a comic strip by comedian Phill Jupitus

Comedian Phill Jupitus hosts a programme called Comic Love on BBC Radio Four this week, in which he talks about his love of comics and newspaper strips.

An occasional cartoonist himself, he has produced a strip to go with an article promoting the radio show in the BBC’s online Magazine. You can see it here: Seeing the world in four panels. A different strip and article can also be seen in the July 19 edition of Radio Times.

Comic Love is on BBC Radio Four at 10.30am on Saturday 19 July.

The PCO: British cartoon talent

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Graphic novel serialised in The Times

June 18, 2008 in General

“Unlikely Events: The Times starts a comic strip” by Arthur Watts (click to enlarge)

This 1930s Punch cartoon will make current Times readers chuckle, as a full-colour comic strip now appears in the paper every Monday.

Excerpt from “The Trial of the Sober Dog” by Nick Abadzis

The Trial of the Sober Dog by Nick Abadzis, a serialised graphic novel, is now in its third week. It appears in the T2 section of the paper. It doesn’t appear to be on the Times website yet, but you can catch up at Nick Abadzis’s blog.

You can see more work by Arthur Watts here, though the above cartoon was found at the Comics, Cartoons, Caricature section of a fascinating online resource called The Culture Archive

The PCO: British cartoon talent

by Royston

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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