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June 10, 2012 in General, Links, News

The Huffington Post looks as the wartime work of Dr Seuss, best known for his children’s books but also a prolific political cartoonist. Find the article and a slideshow here. The entire archive of Dr Seuss’ Second World War cartoons is available here.

To coincide with his appearance at the Hay Festival, Matt Pritchett, the pocket cartoonist for The Telegraph, is interviewed for the paper about his creative process and what got him started. Read the piece here.

After Indian politicians recently called for unflattering cartoons to be removed from school textbooks, The Indian Express looks back at the history of political cartooning in Indian newspapers, and suggests that the art form has been edged out there too.

Finally, with Mad magazine turning 60 this year, j.weekly.com looks back on its history and considers its roots in Jewish humour.

by Royston

Google's cartoon logo

March 2, 2009 in Comment

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Google likes to change its logo now and then, to mark certain events, and today it honours the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, the American cartoonist who is better known as Dr Seuss, creator of children’s books such as The Cat in the Hat.

by Royston

Cartoon exhibition: The Art of Dr. Seuss

June 25, 2008 in General

A free exhibition called The Art of Dr. Seuss is at the Croydon Clocktower, Croydon, South London, from June 28 until September 20.

The books of Dr. Seuss, such as The Cat in the Hat, have been popular for more than 50 years with their combination of zany pictures and rhymes. However, few of us are aware of the “secret art” that Dr Seuss, aka Theodor Geisel, rarely exhibited during his lifetime.

As well as cartoons, the show at the Croydon Clocktower, part of the Museum of Croydon, features prints, poetry, advertisements, magazine cover designs and even “unorthodox taxidermy” sculpture.

There will also be a range of activities for all fans of Dr. Seuss’s literary gymnastics, both young and old, inclusing storytelling sessions and an opportunity to meet the Cat in the Hat! The Croydon Clocktower is in Katharine Street, Croydon, CR9 1ET. Opening hours Monday to Saturday 11am-5pm.

Entrance to most workshops is free but will be ticketed on a first come, first served basis as places are limited. For more information, go to the Croydon Clocktower website.

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