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Prize guys

November 10, 2010 in General, News

Image © Stephen Collins from In Room 208

On Sunday, the winner of the fourth Cape/Observer Graphic Short Story prize was announced as Stephen Collins. His story – In Room 208won him £1,000 and a full reprint of the tale in the Observer newspaper.

Collins was chosen by a jury that included comic historian and organiser of the Comica festival Paul Gravett, illustrator David Hughes and The Time Traveler’s Wife author Audrey Niffenegger, who also highlighted Square Eyes by Anna Mill and Luke Jones as the runner up. The winning entries and five other ‘commended’ entries can be seen at the Graphic Short Story Prize Exhibition at Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport Street, London WC2, until the 30th November.

British cartoonist and comic artist Dave Gaskill has won the award for Best Comic Book Artist at the Stanley Awards for his graphic novel Moll Perkins in America. BBC Lincolnshire has a report here. The Stanleys are awarded annually by our brother, sister, and sheila organisation – the Australian Cartoonists’ Association.

You can also  find cartoonist Frank Dickens and his character Bristow published regularly in Australia’s Melbourne Herald and Sydney Morning Herald.

The stories of a company man have been in continuous publication since they first appeared in the Aberdeen Press and Journal on the 18th September 1961 and happily this amazing achievement been included in the latest Guinness Book of World Records as the longest-running cartoon strip by a single author.

Bloghorn’s congratulations to all three.

PCO Artist of the month – Dave Gaskill

March 28, 2008 in General

Our last editorial cartoon offering from Dave Gaskill who has been the PCO Artist of the Month for March 2008. If you click on the term Dave Gaskill underneath this text you can see all four pieces of Dave’s featured artwork. Bloghorn says click G for Gaskill. Bloghorn will showcase a new artist of the month for April next Friday.
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PCO Artist of the month – Dave Gaskill

March 21, 2008 in General

We hope you will enjoy our third offering of high quality editorial cartoon drawing from the PCO Artist of the month – Dave Gaskill. If you click the term Dave Gaskill under this post you will find some drawings we showcased earlier this month and some details on his career – or, you could click G for Gaskill here.
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PCO Artist of the Month – Dave Gaskill

March 14, 2008 in General

A second offering of cartoon, illustration and caricature from PCO Artist of the Month – Dave Gaskill. Bloghorn says click G for Gaskill
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PCO Artist of the Month – Dave Gaskill

March 7, 2008 in General

PCO Artist of the Month for March 2008 is Dave Gaskill and this is one of his cartoon caricatures – of the Rolling Stones.
Dave survived the perils of an engineering apprenticeship to emerge at a draughtsman’s drawing board. He swapped this for a cartoonist’s pen in South Africa and spent the next 13 years working for leading national papers. An Antipodean Period followed in both Australia and New Zealand.

Lured back to Britain to join the Today newspaper in its early days Dave remained as its editorial cartoonist until it was closed nine years later. He moved on to Editorial cartoonist positions on the News of the World, the Mail on Sunday, The Sun and the Sunday Mail.

During this journey Dave has also completed advertising work, book illustration and humorous cartoons for a great variety of markets and picked up a number of awards including 2002 Cartoon Museum Political Cartoonist of the Year.

He is now settled in Lincolnshire with wife and assorted furry animals. Bloghorn says click G for Gaskill.

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