While parts of the country are reeling under the weight of Royal Wedding merchandise (see here) the UK is also having its traditional May elections.
Cartoonist and new Bloghorn contributor Rob Murray, writes:
Candidate Dafydd Trystan Davies is campaigning with something a bit different from the traditional manifesto, instead commissioning a cartoon strip that outlines his ambitions for the constituency he hopes to represent.
The strip, by artist Dai Owen, shows Davies travelling through Cynon Valley in South Wales and touches on his goals for public transport, employment, housing and the local health service.
Davies, the Plaid Cymru candidate for the seat, told the Western Mail that the cartoon has already gone down well with the public. “They’ve laughed and they’ve read it – two important things,” he said, adding: “It’s a fun way to get a message across to people who are by and large disengaged with politics.”
Bloghorn would like to see more cartoons being used in publicity campaigns, be they political, commercial or charitable.