The Round-up

October 7, 2013 in Events, General, Links, News

Some Funny Faces © Phillip Warner

Phillip Warner, the cartoonist, animator and PCO member, has an exhibition of caricatures on show at the Gallery Maison Bertaux in London’s Soho. Some Funny Faces consists of a series of etchings of comedy icons, from Woody Allen and Groucho Marx to Spike Milligan and Peter Cook. This writer attended the packed private view on Thursday – so packed, in fact, that it was a challenge to make it round the entire room. Phillip is selling prints of the caricatures, and the show runs until 13 October. Find more details here.

Peter Brookes, cartoonist for The Times, appeared on The Daily Politics this week and talked about the ‘agony’ of his idea-generating process. Head over to the BBC site to watch the interview. Meanwhile, the Chris Beetles Gallery in London is holding a sale of more than 100 of Brookes’ recent Times cartoons, and there is a new book collection out, titled Sign of the Times.

For those who missed it, Ian Hislop and Nick Newman‘s recent talk at the National Theatre can now be watched in full online.

PCOer Tim Harries talks to The South Wales Argus – for which he produces the Never Say Dai comic strip – about his life and career.

“Cartoons can have a profound impact on awareness,” says psychologist Lawrence Shapiro, adding: “they are a great way to get a message across that might otherwise be overlooked.” We agree, and note that Shapiro’s US company, Talk to an Expert, Inc., has introduced a weekly cartoon series to open up topics for discussion. Read more here.

Note: Our members would be only to happy to discuss producing cartoons for your business. Take a look at our portfolios.

3 responses to The Round-up

  1. Interesting stuff from Tim H. Typically, he’s kept his light stuffed well under the bushel, not mentioned music, or those skills which really helped during the early days of Foghorn.

  2. Agreed (with above comment), a nice piece very modestly put (not least with regard to Tim’s prolific output). Does the S Wales Argus have a thing about people’s ages, by the way? I feel I now need to know the ages of the editor and deputy.

  3. Lots of newspapers do the bracketed age thing, don’t they. ?…………


    On Tuesday last, Mrs Maureen Wrench [52]…………

    Always makes me smile

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