What nonsense! A tribute to Lear

Edward Lear event poster

A group of cartoonists and illustrators have got together to pay tribute to Edward Lear, who was born 200 years ago on May 12.

Forty artists have created the show Happy Birthday Edward Lear in honour of the writer and artist who was famed for his nonsense verse, including The Owl and the Pussycat.

The exhibition, which is at at the Poetry Café, in Betterton Street, Covent Garden, London, until June 8, features the cartoonists Morten Mørland, Glen Baxter, Peter Blegvad, Woodrow Phoenix and Procartoonists.org member Chichi Parish, among many others.

For more details, visit the website: Happy Birthday Edward Lear.

In other news: The aforementioned Chichi Parish has written a profile of Molly Crabapple, creator of Dr Sketchy’s, the burlesque life-drawing event, who visited London to promote Week in Hell, a new art project. Read it here.

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