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Noel wins cartoon of the week at one of the many Malta Mini-Cons. He was always equally surprised and delighted when his cartoon finished in the top three despite being the most experienced cartoonist there.

Tribute to Noel Ford

  Noel’s funeral was on 16 October 2019 in Hereford. Our very own Paul Hardman oversaw the service and it couldn’t have been better. You did good, Paul. Pete Dredge’s Eulogy Pete Dredge was asked to deliver the eulogy, reproduced here, and, like with Paul, I’m sure Noel would have been delighted: I can’t remember […]

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Gilbert Wilkinson

Gilbert Wilkinson’s ‘what a war!’

By Mark Warby Published in Issue 535 of The Jester magazine, October 2019 Eighty years ago, on 3 September 1939, England once again found itself at war with Germany. A little under six weeks later, on 13 October, the Daily Herald announced a new cartoon series by Gilbert Wilkinson, titled ‘What A War!’ They revealed […]

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Mannequin Variations

That Clip Studio … Mannequins .. How Do they Work then?

Rich Skipworth’s Voyage into the unknown This article appeared in ussue 534 of the Jester Magazine, September 2019 In the course of rummaging about in Clip Studio’s menus and palettes, I stumbled upon something quite amazing. 3D stuff! It’s built in to the software, and it’s gob-smacking! Material [3D] menu Open up a new canvas […]

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Dik, Chris and Chance Browne

Keeping it in the Family

By Mark Warby This article first appeared in Issue 532 of The jester Magazine, July 2019 Cartooning can be a family affair – particularly in America, where at least one cartooning ‘dynasty’ has traversed three generations. Here’s an (almost) A-Z of ‘potted’ biographies of a few cartoonists and their offspring/siblings who have followed in their […]

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Rich Skipworth

That CLIP STUDIO … How’s that work then?

By Rich Skipworth This article appeared in Issue 533 of The Jester magazine, August 2019 ** Click on any image to enlarge *** I’ve been tinkering with some of the default pens in Clip Studio, and one I found a joy to use is the Mapping Pen. It’s incredibly responsive. Clip Studio seems to take […]

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