Posts from — November 2011
As you know, we’ve just moved home and that means changing some details of the service we provide.
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November 13, 2011 No Comments
Regular readers will know that Bloghorn is about to move home once more. This will be the third place we have called home since we set out back in 2007. You will be unsurprised to learn we are off to join the portfolio site for the UK Professional Cartoonists Organisation to which @bloghorn belongs.
So gentle reader, please bear with us while we do the necessary nut tightening and deliver the requisite administrative kickings. We will try not to swear.
If this proceeds to plan you shouldn’t notice too much difference.
The Bloghorn is made on behalf of the UK Professional Cartoonists Oranisation by Matthew Buck, Royston Robertson, Alex Hughes and Rob Murray. We welcome submissions and other collaborators to contact us here.
November 9, 2011 No Comments
The auction will be hosted by the writer and broadcaster Laurie Taylor and admission is free. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to attend. An exhibition of the cartoons will run from tomorrow until December 2. The venue can be contacted on 020-7324 2570.
November 7, 2011 No Comments
Rob Murray writes:
Bloghorn is sad to note the death of Tony Reeve, the much-loved gag and strip cartoonist for Private Eye, Punch, The Spectator and others. He was joking to the end, contributing a gag to the Eye as recently as last month that was drawn up by his friend Steve Way. Another of Tony’s friends, Geoffrey Notkin, has written a touching tribute over at the Tucson Citizen.
After its offices were firebombed following the publication of a front-cover cartoon depicting the Prophet Mohammad, French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has reprinted the offending image in a supplement distributed with a leading newspaper. Reuters has more here.
Having brought the Smurfs to cinemas earlier this year, Sony Pictures is mining comic strips once more, with a 3D animated Popeye movie. With any luck the character design will stay true to the established version of the cartoon sailor, and won’t strive too hard for realism.
November 4, 2011 No Comments
An exhibition called One Hundred and One Cartoonists is at the Cartoon Museum in London from Thursday 3 November.
It features cartoons, comics and caricatures from the collection of Luke Gertler, who has been collecting original cartoon artwork for more than 50 years.
On display will be works by H.M. Bateman, Max Beerbohm, Giles, David Low, Donald McGill, Thomas Rowlandson, Ronald Searle, John Tenniel and Dudley D. Watkins, among many others.
Asked what drew him to the cartoons he chose for his collection of more than 800 images, Luke Gertler told the Cartoon Museum newsletter:
“With cartoons, it’s the picture I would buy, rather than the joke. I liked ones with people, with characters, and the style was very important to me. I preferred rather bold colour styles, firm outlines like in John Hassall, for instance. I liked also the cartoonists who drew in wonderful detail, like Thelwell and Heath Robinson.”
One Hundred and One Cartoonists runs until January 29. For more details, visit the Cartoon Museum website.
November 1, 2011 No Comments