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Lakes International Comic Arts Festival 2019

We’ve been heading to Kendal for the Lakes International Comics Art Festival for a few years now. Our stand, thanks to the handy hands of Rich Skipworth, has become a wall of members’ merchandise and cartoon prints. We always encourage members to attend and every year one or two new faces turn up and join […]

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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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