There’s still time to vote for Britain’s annual Political Cartoon of the Year Awards celebrating the UK’s National Newspaper cartoonists, hosted by London-based Ellwood Atfield Gallery.
Voting closes on Tuesday 1st December and includes cartoons from a huge range of top cartoonists includin Steve Bell, Steve Bright, Chris Duggan, Chris Riddell, Bob Moran and many more.
“The tragic events in Paris highlighted the important role political cartoonists play in terms of maintaining freedom of speech and a free press, in our country and around the world,” says the Gallery
“We would like to thank Tim Benson, founder of the Political Cartoon Gallery, Britain’s National political cartoonists, and our sponsors Instinctif Partners and Heineken for helping us organise this year’s awards.”
The winner of the Political Cartoon of the Year and the Political Cartoonist of the Year will be announced on the evening of 1st December 2015.
The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a "freelance comics operative", currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY.
John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor.
He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY.
Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.