Archive | Cartooning News

Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival 2019 poster

Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival 2019

  This weekend Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival will bring a small army of professional cartoonists from all over the UK and overseas to draw for the public. The event draws a huge audience every year with live drawing of giant cartoons in Shrewsbury Town Square as its centrepiece, alongside live caricaturing by some of the UK’s […]

Continue Reading
Herne Bay Cartoon Festival 2018

Herne Bay Cartoon Festival now on!

Exhibitions are now open at the sixth Herne Bay Cartoon Festival and more than 20 of the UK’s top cartoonists will descend on the Kentish seaside town next weekend for three days of talks, workshops and live drawing. The first festival event is a discussion featuring The Surreal McCoy and Rachael Ball. They will talk about their work-in-progress graphic […]

Continue Reading
Make Love Not War or We'll Kill You - John Jensen

‘Make Love Not War Or We’ll Kill You’ Prague Spring 1968 in Cartoons

Fifty years since the 1968 Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia quashed the Prague Spring, a new exhibition called ‘MAKE LOVE NOT WAR OR WE’LL KILL YOU’ at Czech Centre London looks at how thirteen cartoonists in the Czech and British press interpreted the politics of the time through satire in over forty political cartoons. The dramatic events […]

Continue Reading
The Power Pack of Ken Reid

The Power of Ken Reid

Ken Reid is rightly regarded as one of the greatest and most inventive British comic artists ever! His work spanned from the 1930s until his untimely passing in 1987. Along the way he co created classic characters such as Roger the Dodger, Jonah and Faceache in many publications from The Beano and Dandy to Buster […]

Continue Reading