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Personal Bests: Technical terms

August 2, 2012 in General, News

Personal Bests Cartoon PB82_Yachting © Steve Best @ procartoonists.org

© Steve Best @ procartoonists.org

So many sports, so many new terms to learn.

You can enjoy more great jokes in our permanent portfolios or scroll back through our Personal Bests exhibition.

Personal Bests: That’s the spirit

August 1, 2012 in General, News

Mike Williams sporting cartoon

"I made it! I made it! I'm into the quarter finals!!" © Mike Williams @ Procartoonists.org

While we wait for Team GB to win any gold medals, let’s try to maintain the determined Olympic spirit! It is alive and well, just about, in this Personal Bests cartoon by Mike Williams. See the Procartoonists.org portfolios for more work by the cartoonists in this Olympics exhibition.

Personal Bests: The Olympic Flame

July 31, 2012 in General, News

Personal Bests cartoon © Rosie Brooks @ procartoonists.org

"They called him the Olympic Flame because he never, ever went out" © Rosie Brooks @ Procartoonists.org

You can enjoy more of the Personal Bests exhibition from the Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival here on the blog for the duration of the Games – or explore more terrific work inside our membership portfolios (the best for the season at anytime).

Personal Bests: On the road

July 30, 2012 in General, News

Cycling cartoon by Royston Robertson

© Royston Robertson @ Procartoonists.org

Speed cameras are probably less of a problem for cycling road races in Britain than the rain, but that didn’t hold back the British cyclist Lizzie Armitstead. This cartoon, by Royston Robertson, is part of the Personal Bests exhibition, originally seen at the Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival, which we’ll be showcasing throughout the 2012 Olympics. Browse the portfolios for more great work by these cartoonists.

Personal Bests: Olympics 2012

July 27, 2012 in General, News

In the spirit of breaking the rules where possible we’ll start with something that isn’t from the exhibition at all. Our thanks to the cartoonist George Licurici, from Romania, for a charming view about the start of the events from well beyond these shores.

London 2012 cartoon © George Licurici for @procartoonists.org

© George Licurici for @procartoonists.org

And, delayed only briefly, we are pleased to start a virtual exhibition: Personal Bests. Enjoy this first post below by Clive Goddard and look out for regular updates throughout the sixteen days of the Games.

Olympics Cartoon Personal Bests @ procartoonists.org

© Clive Goddard @ procartoonists.org

Today’s Personal Bests cartoon was originally shown at the Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival. Browse the portfolios for more great work by the exhibition cartoonists.

by Royston

Cartoonists at the Olympics

June 5, 2012 in Events, News

“]Cartoon by NEB

"It's not that I really mind getting wet – only my glasses get steamed up so." (Cartoon by NEB)

The exhibition Cartoonists at the Olympics, featuring work from the British Cartoon Archive selected by community sporting groups, opens this weekend.

It features Olympics cartoons from years gone by, including this 1948 Daily Mail cartoon about the Games in London that year by Ronald Niebour, who drew as NEB. On the evidence of the Diamond Jubilee weekend this could be a prediction of more “weather events” at this year’s Olympics.

The exhibition can be seen a the Herne Bay Museum and Gallery in Kent. The British Cartoon Archive is based in nearby Canterbury at the University of Kent’s Templeman Library. It opens this Saturday and runs until September 2. Admission, which includes entry to the museum, is £2.