The Round-up

September 1, 2013 in Events, General, Links, News

© Stanley Franklin @Procartoonists.org

Cartoons of Margaret Thatcher – including The Pit and The Pendulum by Stanley Franklin, above, has been showing at Leeds Gallery over the summer. Read a review of the exhibition here.

The British Cartoonists’ Association is on the lookout once again for Young Cartoonists of the Year and will now also accept digitally produced artwork (although a hard copy must be submitted). Find out more about how to enter the contest here.

Artwork from Procartoonists.org member Hunt Emerson‘s adaptations of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Frankenstein will be exhibited by The Wordsworth Trust in Grasmere, Cumbria, for one month from 4 October. Read more at downthetubes.net.

Procartoonists.org member Steve Bell discusses his depictions of US presidents in this audio interview and transcript.

Those interested in going behind the scenes with cartoonists and illustrators should check out both The Tools Artists Use and 20 Questions With Cartoonists.

The Oldie, one of the most high-profile markets for UK gag cartoonists, has reached 300 issues. Richard Ingrams, founder of the magazine and former editor of Private Eye, looks back on his time with both organs in this piece from The Telegraph. A new Oldie Book of Cartoons is released next month.

Also due to land on bookshelves and coffee tables in September is Private Eye: A Cartoon History. Edited by longtime Eye man Nick Newman, the book will feature more than 1,000 gags from the past 50 years. It certainly looks jam-packed, if these sample pages are anything to go by.

Ed adds: Late entry from Sarah McIntyre, aka @Jabberworks, at the Telegraph: Comic adventures for kids of all ages.

7 responses to The Round-up

  1. The British Cartoonists’ Association is on the lookout once again for Young Cartoonists of the Year – and will now also accept digitally produced artwork…”


    That’s not what it says here.
  2. Our understanding is that entrants may enter a cartoon made using whatever tools they like as long as the final submission is made on paper.

    If this changes, we’ll say so on this blog.
    Blog Editor for UK Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation
  3. The flyer stipulates submissions must be “drawn freehand” and must be “original artwork only”. This completely contradicts advice that copies of artwork produced using digital methods are acceptable. 

  4. I have spoken to the Cartoon Museum this morning and confirmed that despite this, it is acceptable to make the cartoon with whatever method you prefer ie. including digital techniques. The only stipulation is that the single entrant per contestant must be delivered or sent to the museum on paper.

    Blog Editor for UK Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation

  5. Some great insightful links to the Telegraph Ingrams story. Any guesses who the wild-haired, Eye door-stepping cartoonist could be (referred to in the Hislop story)??

  6. Yes, I think I knew as soon as I read it, Pete – can it be anyone else?!

    Am delighted that the digital-age concession has been made for all those Photoshop-literate/ visualate budding cartoonists out there – let’s hope for a fantastic bunch of entries this year.

  7. Also…”Afterwards he turns to Tony Rushton, the art director, who has been with the mag for all of its 51 years. There’s a Savile and Boris lookalike photo spread, and various cartoons laid out on the pages. They have a bit of a chat about a cartoonist they like but think they are possibly using too much.”


    Er, not me guv.

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