Posts from — July 2008
The New Yorker magazine has managed to secure itself an avalanche of publicity by featuring a cartoon cover by Barry Blitt. The drawing features Barack and Michelle Obama in a pair of mildly satirical poses, which you can see in the video below. But the response of Blitt’s professional colleagues to the drawing and the row it has generated is very interesting. Read the responses underneath the pictures, courtesy of Editor and Publisher.
Clip from Channel 4 News
What the cartoonists think.
July 15, 2008 No Comments
No, no, we are all Banksy!
The Mail on Sunday has outed the identity of the mysterious and elusive grafitti artist. He is, allegedly, called Robin and he went to to a nice school. It’s a shame the paper couldn’t bring itself to talk about what Robin of Banksy draws because the message is meant to be more important than the medium – or the artist.
We’d like to encourage everyone reading here to claim to be Banksy too and then, perhaps, we can confuse the Mail on Sunday and help the artist retain his desired wealthy anonymity.
July 14, 2008 1 Comment
July 11, 2008 No Comments
A shiny new issue of the Foghorn cartoon magazine is hitting the streets imminently – and a subscription to the bi-monthly feast of drawing and jokes (no, really, we got advised we should say this sort of thing) is available via the PCO big blue Foghorn button you can see immediately to the right hand-side of this writing.
British cartoon talent
July 10, 2008 No Comments
Cartoonist Gerald Scarfe is the subject of this week’s Portrait of the Artist questionnaire in The Guardian.
July 9, 2008 No Comments
PCOer Martin Honeysett has won the Kyoto International Cartoon Competition for a piece of art on global warming. Fellow member Ross Thomson placed third. You can see a full report on ther work and the stiff competition they faced here. Bloghorn says Click H for Honeysett and T for Thomson.
It’s British cartoon talent
July 8, 2008 No Comments
The New York Times reports Google will back exclusive cartoon content for entirely digital distribution this autumn. The search company have a deal with Seth MacFarlane, creator of the American animated series, Family Guy, to produce fifty cartoon shorts. MacFarlane describes the work as “animated versions of the one-frame cartoons you might see in The New Yorker, only edgier.”
The cartoonist will also create the built-in and drawn advertising in the products.
British cartoon talent
July 7, 2008 No Comments
Clive’s work regularly appears in Britain’s satirical and current affairs magazines, Private Eye, The Spectator, Prospect and The Oldie. He has also drawn for The Times and the New Statesman.
He is, perhaps, best known for this work drawing and illustrating the Dead Famous series of books, for the children’s publisher Scholastic.
Bloghorn says click G for Goddard.
July 4, 2008 No Comments
On July 30, The Beano will be 70 years old. London’s Cartoon Museum will be holding a major Beano and Dandy exhibition to celebrate. It will run until November 2 and will feature Dennis the Menace, the Bash Street Kids, Minnie the Minx, Lord Snooty, and all the gang. More on this nearer the time.
July 1, 2008 No Comments