This can be seen in the national press today as three heavyweight cartoonists give their take on Lord Goldsmith appearing before the Chilcot Inquiry into the Iraq war.
One: Peter Brookes in The Times suggests he was leant on
Two: Steve Bell in The Guardian thinks pressure was applied
Three: Dave Brown in The Independent on suggests arm-twisting
Of course, all these cartoonists are working at the same time, operating under the same time pressures – there’s no suggestion of copying! – which makes it all the more a fascinating insight into the way cartoonists’ minds work. Thanks to Andy Davey for drawing it to our attention.
January 28, 2010 3 Comments
As we reported yesterday evening, Peter Brookes of The Times won the Political Cartoonist of the Year Awards for 2009. His colleague Morten Morland completed an excellent evening for the News International print title by winning best single image for a drawing of Gordon Brown and President of the US, Barack Obama.
This post was corrected for a glaring misidentification of the US president at 12.26pm 11th December.
December 11, 2009 2 Comments
This image of Boris Johnson making a mess of Tory policy on Europe was Peter Brookes’ cartoon for The Times on October 6. You can read a “day in the life” profile of the cartoonist at work, explaining how he came up with the cartoon, at the Times Onine website.
According to the profile, “Brookes’ always irreverent, often scabrous, cartoons have a habit of sending readers spluttering to their writing desks and email accounts”. And the cartoonist likes nothing more than drawing people as animals because it allows him to show base behaviour: “You are able to depict crap and fornication and that sort of thing.”
The profile ties in with the new Peter Brookes exhibition at the Chris Beetles Gallery in London, which we covered on Bloghorn last week.
Update, October 13: The Times has another article about Peter Brookes today, by Matthew Parris: Offend everyone: The secret of success
October 12, 2009 No Comments
PeterBrookes: The Best of Times, above, is at the Chris Beetles Gallery from Monday (October 12) until October 31. More than 100 of Brookes’s most recent cartoons from The Times will be on display. Signed copies of the book accompanying the show are available from the gallery.
The Chris Beetles Gallery, at 8 and 10 Ryder Street, St James’s (nearest Tube Green Park or Piccadilly Circus) is open Mon-Sat, 10am–5.30pm.
Drawings by Peter Brookes also feature in Cameron in Caricature, an exhibition of cartoons on the Tory leader David Cameron is at the Political Cartoon Gallery from next Tuesday (October 13) until December 24.
The exhibition of 60 original cartoons charts the fortunes of Cameron since he became leader in December 2005. It will feature cartoons by political cartoonists such as Martin Rowson, Steve Bell, Morten Morland, Dave Brown, Peter Schrank, Ingram Pinn and Andy Davey.
The Political Cartoon Gallery, 32 Store Street, is open Mon-Fri 9.30am–5.30pm and Sat 11.30am–5.30pm.
October 5, 2009 2 Comments
One: Peter Brookes in The Times on the special relationship
Two: Nicholas Garland in The Daily Telegraph on
a very public crash
Three: Len Hawkins in The Spectator on paranoid parenting
September 25, 2009 1 Comment
The August 2009 issue of Artists & Illustrators magazine features an interview with six prominent British cartoonists. Nick Newman, Peter Brookes, Posy Simmonds, and PCOers Morten Morland, Kipper Williams,and John Jensen talk about how they got started in the ‘business of satire’.
August 12, 2009 No Comments
One: Christian Adams in The Telegraph on the chase for the pink vote
Two: Hector Breeze in The Spectator: “It is suggested that one reign for a bit without pay.”
Three: And finally, Peter Brookes in The Times on trouble at No. 11
July 10, 2009 1 Comment
MPs are back in the news again with the release of their heavily blacked-out expense reports, so Bloghorn has a special round-up of the best of the redacted, censored and otherwise obscured cartoons for the week ending the 19th June 2009.
One: Matt in the Daily Telegraph gives us a historical perspective on the story.
Two: Mac in the Daily Mail shows us a sneak preview of the upcoming Iraq enquiry testimony from Gordon Brown.
Three: There’s a brand-spanking new ceremonial role in the Houses of Parliament in Peter Brookes cartoon for The Times…
Four: …whilst Dave Brown lets it all hang out in the open for the Independent
Five: Steve Bell in The Guardian goes with Tony Blair’s knowledge of torture in interrogations.
Six: It’s all done in the best possible taste for Andy Davey in the Sun
Note: in the spirit of openness, and unlike the Goverment, Bloghorn believes that you should know all about this. Simply highlight the text above to reveal the redacted sections.
June 19, 2009 No Comments
One: Peter Brookes in The Times on Mandelson’s delusions of grandeur
Two: Kipper Williams in The Guardian on more plunging shares
February 27, 2009 No Comments
Bloghorn can report London’s Political Cartoon Gallery is not going to be closing, contrary to reports in the capital’s Metro newspaper.
According to the Metro, the cartoon gallery, which is the only display space in the world dedicated to the art of the editorial cartoon, is facing closure because of soaring rents and collapsing demand.
But, talking to Bloghorn, gallery owner Tim Benson said the Metro story was confused about a simple renegotiation of the business lease on the premises.
The gallery opened five years ago, and is currently hosting the exhibition Browned Off, featuring cartoons on Gordon Brown’s first 18 months as Prime Minister.
Cartoon courtesy of The Political Cartoon Gallery and Copyright of Peter Brookes of The Times.
February 11, 2009 1 Comment