Poster illustration by © Christopher Burke
Clive Goddard writes:
Coming very shortly to a library near you (if you live in, work in or are visiting that London): A free exhibition of cartoons on the theme of London, past and present, drawn by members of the Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation (PCO). Be it kings and queens, public executions, urban foxes, hideous modern architecture, even more hideous politicians, gin lane, homelessness, tourists, Sweeny Todd, Jack the Ripper, knife crime, Eastenders, Dick Whittington, Sherlock Holmes or any of the other sights, sounds, and smells related to England’s teeming capital you’ll find them here.
Cartoon by © Dave Brown for The Independent
The show features work by over 30 of the UK’s finest, funniest and most insightful cartoonists including Dave Brown of the Independent, Kipper Williams, creator of the Evening Standard’s London Calling cartoon strip, Martin Rowson of the Guardian and many regular contributors to Private Eye and the rest of the British press.
Cartoon by © Martin Rowson
Signed originals and prints will be on sale at very reasonable prices.
10% of the proceeds from sales will be donated to the Mayors Fund for London.
The exhibition will include two ticketed events:
A free talk with cartoonist Kipper Williams.
Thursday 22nd August 6-8 pm
A free drawing workshop on the theme of travel by cartoonist Rob Duncan.
Saturday 31st August 11.30 am – 1 pm. Ages 6 to adults.
Both events are free but spaces are limited so please book via firstname.lastname@example.org
Cartoon by © Pete Dredge
For a full list of exhibitors & price list for the works please email:
Cartoon by © Ger Whyman
More details on Charing Cross Library websites.
Cartoon by © Jeremy Banx
NB Other parts of the UK are also available.