The Round-up

October 19, 2012 in General, Links, News

Gren Jones at the drawing board member Tim Harries draws our attention to the first episode of Rolf Harris‘ new BBC series, Rolf on Welsh Art, in which he profiles the late, great Welsh cartoonist Gren Jones. Watch the half-hour show on BBC iPlayer (available until 9 November) – or why not visit Gren’s home village and take the walking tour?

Tim also spotted this short TED talk by Sunni Brown on the merits of doodling. Elsewhere, you can see some of the photo-real portraits that artist James Mylne has produced using that classic doodling tool – the Bic biro.

US television network ABC is developing a new sitcom about a “dysfunctional cartoonist” (is there any other kind?*)

And finally, another member (and contributor to this blog), Royston Robertson, gives an interview to a local paper about his 15 years and counting as a cartoonist. Read it here.

* Editor adds: This is a joke 😉

3 responses to The Round-up

  1. Thanks for GREN attention drawing, Tim. Brings back many fond memories of cartoonist weekends in Cardiff hosted by Gren. Visits to Brains Brewery was always a highlight!

  2. Thanks, Tim, really pleased to see the tribute. Like Pete, I have many happy memories of staying with Gren in and around Caerphilly.

    His impact in Wales was amazing. Everyone new him and admired his work. A great ambassador for cartooning.

  3. Loved this, thanks – great stuff as always, so much so I could have done with the camera lingering a touch longer on some of the detail in the artwork (Gren’s, that is, not Rolf’s).

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