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Personal Bests: Prepare the Stadium!

August 3, 2012 in General, News

Personal Bests_Prepare the Olympic Stadium © Bill Stott @ procartoonists.org

© Bill Stott @ procartoonists.org

Activity at the Olympic Stadium on this, the sixth day seventh day* of competition in the London 2012 Olympic Games. Try weaving back through a few Personal Bests  here.

* Scribe to be struck down by the god(s) – Ed

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: 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.

The Round-up

July 27, 2012 in General, Links, News

© Tom Humberstone @Procartoonists.org

As the 2012 Olympics get under way here in the UK, a piece of comics journalism by the cartoonist Tom Humberstone considers the negative impact that an event of this size can have on the host nation. Read the strip here.

New Olympics-themed works by Banksy have presented the London authorities with a dilemma. Meanwhile, The New Yorker offers a slideshow of its best Olympics gags.

Sticking with The New Yorker, a three-part blog entry by the cartoon editor Bob Mankoff takes a look back at a classic episode of Seinfeld – in which the characters struggle to “get” the magazine’s cartoons – to consider what’s funny and why. Read part one, part two and part three.

Terry Gilliam‘s daughter Holly is archiving her father’s work online, and has already unearthed some visual gems. Take a look here, and revisit for more treats as they are added.

As ever, please post any comments below.

© John Roberts @ Procartoonists.org

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.

Personal Bests: Olympics in cartoons

July 25, 2012 in General, News

The London Olympics are here and throughout the event we will be giving you the cartoons from Personal Bests, the main exhibition from the Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival of 2011, which had the sporting theme.

Procartoonists.org Olympics 2012 Personal Bests Cartoons. All artwork is © of the named artist

Shown at UK Professional Cartoonists' Organisation: Procartoonists.org

The selling exhibition was a popular hit and the cartoons have been in a travelling exhibition since. We’ll be posting regular sporting laughs here during the course of the games,  starting this Friday.

And of course, you can see more great work by the cartoonists who showed at  the exhibition in our portfolios.

Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival 2011

April 14, 2011 in Events, News

Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival kicks off tonight with a drop-in cartoon workshop at the Bear Steps Gallery at 4.30pm, and a talk by Dr Nick Hiley from the British Cartoon Archive on the cartoons of Carl Giles at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery at 7pm, tickets £5.

In the meantime, the exhibition Personal Bests opened on Monday (also at the Bear Steps Gallery) and features cartoons on the Festival’s Olympic theme, including these:

Bloghorn Shrewsbury 2011 Olympics cartoon © Pete Dredge

Bloghorn Shrewsbury 2011 Olympics cartoon © Chichi Parish

Bloghorn Shrewsbury 2011 Olympics cartoon © Noel Ford
Bloghorn Shrewsbury 2011 Olympics cartoon © Royston Robertson

 

Come back to Bloghorn for coverage of the festival as it happens, or follow the hashtag #shrews11 on Twitter.

 

Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival 2011

April 4, 2011 in News

We will be publishing artwork submitted for exhibition at this year’s cartoon festival in the run up to the main weekend on April 16th and 17th.

Bloghorn Shrewsbury 2011 Olympics cartoon © Chris Madden cartoon

Bloghorn Shrewsbury 2011 Olympics cartoon © Chris Madden

This year’s events have an Olympian theme and the show Personal Bests will be highlighting some of the cartoonists responses to this challenge.

Bloghorn Shrewsbury 2011 Olympics cartoon © Andy Davey cartoon

Bloghorn Shrewsbury 2011 Olympics cartoon © Andy Davey cartoon

For those local to the town, the show is opening 11th April at the Bear Steps Gallery.

Bloghorn Shrewsbury Olympic cartoon 2011 - Just endorsed it © Matthew Buck Hack Cartoons

Bloghorn Shrewsbury Olympic cartoon 2011 © Matthew Buck Hack Cartoons