By Rupert Besley There can’t be many cartoonists whose work can be said to have changed the behaviour of a nation. Nor too many whose work affected the course of fashion. And not too many, either (just two), who went on to edit Punch. The cartoonist in question is Cyril Kenneth Bird, known to most […]
By Simon Chadwick That fine fellow Mike Hatchard, as already reported on this site, is cycling from Lands End to John O’Groats for Children In Need, and doing the whole thing while pulling a piano on a trailer behind his pushbike. If that were not an achievement in itself, he’s also performing a gig most […]
The Cartoonists’ Club of Great Britain is a club for cartoonists, run by cartoonists. We recognise that being a cartoonist can be a solitary affair, so the club aims to give you an opportunity to get together with like-minded people. We’re currently taking stock to see if the social events the club offers are those you would like to take part in as a member – and […]
RICH SKIPWORTH’S TIPS, TRICKS, AND NERDY TECHNO-BABBLE One thing that was very popular at the recent Malta Minicon was the “Cartoon Mentoring” session. Some of the lesser experienced cartoonists teamed up with the hard bitten long-in-the tooth professionals for some one-to-one advice on cartooning technique. I paired up with Mitch Mitchell, who was very interested to learn about […]
To celebrate the centenary of Bairnsfather’s original cartoon, this is the first of two articles by Club member Mark Warby looking at some of the many occasions when the “better ‘ole” has been used by other cartoonists, as well as some of Bairnsfather’s own later published versions of it.
Those of you who went along to the excellent Lakes International Comic Art Festival in Kendal last year will have no hesitation in joining us there again this year for an absolutely packed weekend away. (16-18 OCTOBER, 2015 ) All weekend the Club will have a table in The Comic Clock Tower selling members merchandise […]