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The end of The Cartoonist

January 3, 2013 in General, News

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One-time Fleet Street Institution The Cartoonist pub is to close early in 2013.

Once part of the thriving print industry culture in the area, the pub is to be demolished as a part of a redevelopment at New Street Square and Shoe Lane.

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The Cartoonist had a long association with the trade and its associated social organisations, the Cartoonists Club of Great Britain, the British Cartoonists’ Association and ourselves in the Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation.

We all say, if you know of another public house that would like to be associated with our trade, don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Thanks to Mike Turner, former chair of the CCGB and Procartoonists member for his knowledge of the story. If you have memories you would like to share of the pub, see you in the comments.

Leveson and more cartoonists

December 3, 2012 in Comment, General, News

The post Leveson debate rumbles on, with much talk of regulation, self-regulation and the slighty painful sounding statutory underpinning. So, following on from our earlier round-up of Leveson cartoons, we present further takes on the media story of the year, starting with Morten Morland in The Times.

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© Morten Morland. The Times @

Steve Bright in The Sun has a typically colourful take on the topic of crusading celebrities, in which the cartoonist makes a cameo appearance.

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© Steve Bright. The Sun @

Matt of the Daily Telegraph has a festive take on Leveson.

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© Matt Pritchett. The Daily Telegraph @

Gary Barker in Tribune looks at the fall-out for the key protagonists.

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© Gary Barker. Tribune @

Martin Rowson in The Guardian suspects that Rupert Murdoch thinks the Leveson report is good for only one thing.

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© Martin Rowson. The Guardian @

Banx in the Financial Times on the notion of, ahem, self-regulation.

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© Jeremy Banx. Financial Times @

Mac of the Mail imagines a post-regulation media.

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© Stan McMurtry. Daily Mail @

Tim Sanders at Socialist Worker Online wonders who is really in charge.

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© Tim Sanders. Socialist Worker Online @

And, just for the LOLs, and as text-messaging turns 20, an older Leveson cartoon from Alex Hughes.

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© Alex Hughes. Tribune @

Leveson and the cartoonists

November 30, 2012 in Comment, General, News

Cartooning has long been associated with the print industry* so it is only natural that the artists have been interested in the Leveson Inquiry report into the Culture, Media and Ethics of the Press. It was delivered yesterday, as Dave Brown of The Independent notes.

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© Dave Brown. The Independent @

Bob Moran in The Daily Telegraph imagines Lord Justice Leveson receiving his morning paper.

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© Bob Moran. The Daily Telegraph @

Mr Murdoch is a recurring motif in this drawing made by Steve Bell in The Guardian.

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© Steve Bell. The Guardian @

Peter Brookes in The Times takes a tangential look at the weaknesses in the job Lord Justice Leveson was asked to do by the Prime Minister, or, in political speak the missing bits of the terms of reference.

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© Peter Brookes. The Times @

And why was he asked to make this report? It was something about the power of black and white, thinks Matthew Buck in Tribune.


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The coalition Government is already falling out about what the report has recommended, as captured by Andy Davey in The Sun.


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Clearly, it is time for a drink, courtesy of Jonathan Pugh.

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© Pugh. Daily Mail @

Mike Turner makes a (long term) prediction.

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© Mike Turner @

The rows resulting from the Leveson report are unlikely to be over by this Christmas, or next.

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© Royston Robertson. Reader's Digest 2011 @

If you see anymore work we should note here please let us know in the comments below.

* It’s about more than just paper nowadays.