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Upcoming cartoon events

October 7, 2010 in Events

Foghorn Bloghorn for The UK Professional Cartoonists’ OrganisationAside from the previously mentioned The Big Draw, there’s a few events that may be of interest to cartoon and comic fans coming up in next couple of months.

This coming Saturday the 9th October is Canterbury Anifest, an animation festival featuring appearances by Wallace and Gromit, Bagpuss, the Gruffalo and Phil Jupitus at Canterbury Christ Church University.

The following weekend (16-17th October) British International Comics Show (BICS) returns to Think Tank in Millennium Point in Birmingham, and features guests including comic fan and CLiNT collaborator Jonathan Ross, Simon Tofield (of Simon’s Cat fame), Vern & Lettuce‘s Sarah Mcintyre, Watchmen artist Dave Gibbons and Brum’s very own comic legend, Hunt Emerson.

On 29th-31st October the London MCM Expo at Excel will feature the Comic Village, and also will be hosting the Eagle Awards, the comic industry’s longest standing award.

On Sunday 7th November the Ellis Room at the Royal National Hotel plays host to the Comica Comiket Independent Comics Fair.

Finally,on the 18-21st November Thought Bubble (the Leeds Sequential Art Festival) features the Leeds Graphic Novel Awards for comics books aimed at 11-14 year olds.

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It's all about presentation

August 27, 2008 in News

It’s something all cartoonists dread: you open up a magazine and see one of your precious works in print but they have done something to it.

It may be a changed caption, an amended drawing, the cartoon has been printed too small … whatever, it’s a bit annoying. Here, cartoonist and blogger Mike Lynch takes a US magazine to task for printing captions over the drawing!

Talking of presentation, it’s a no-brainer for a department store to turn to a local celebrity when looking to publicise the opening of a new branch. So hats off to Harvey Nicks for their choice when opening a store in Bristol:


Don’t they look lovely? The BBC News website has the story

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