A design for the new Cartoon Museum in Wells Street, London

London Cartoon Museum move to Wells Street gets underway

After 12 years at 35 Little Russell Street, London’s Cartoon Museum is moving to brand new premises at 63 Wells Street, London WC1 – very near Oxford Circus. We previously reported on the reasons behind the move, which include a significant saving in terms of rent as well as more space. The Wells Street locationContinue reading London Cartoon Museum move to Wells Street gets underway

Thought Bubble 2018 - Shazleen Khan - SNIP

Looking Back at Thought Bubble 2018 and finding new ways to learn the comic craft

Artist and writer Gavin Pollock looks back at this year’s Thought Bubble Festival and reflects on its unique approach to promoting comics and, more widely the opportunities seeking to learn the comic craft it brings into focus… Thought Bubble day started easily enough when the stray cat turned up yowling for food. Cats are strangeContinue reading Looking Back at Thought Bubble 2018 and finding new ways to learn the comic craft

Sustaining Comics: What the Future Holds

Future of creating comics to be explored at free Cartoon Museum event this Saturday

London’s Cartoon Museum is to host an creating comics event entitled Sustaining Comics: What the Future Holds this Saturday. Join a host of comics professionals to explore the challenges of working in comics, the opportunities out there, and what the future might hold. Over the course of the afternoon, visitors can join discussions, talks and workshops ledContinue reading Future of creating comics to be explored at free Cartoon Museum event this Saturday

Cartoon Museum launches Life on London Streets, a cartoon competition

In the 1960s, cartoonist Ralph Steadman created the ‘New Cries of London’ – a series of cartoons published in Private Eye that depict London’s mid-century streets and their traders – the street walkers, the touts, the waiters, the cabbies. He was inspired by Paul Sandby’s and Thomas Rowlandson’s 18th century depictions of street hawkers that revealContinue reading Cartoon Museum launches Life on London Streets, a cartoon competition

Cartoon Museum 2019

London’s Cartoon Museum gets a permanent new home

London’s Cartoon Museum has announced it has secured a new, permanent home in the centre of the capital, just as it launches its 50 Glorious Shows! exhibition, marking 12 years in its current home on Little Russell Street. The new Cartoon Museum, which is due to open in January 2019, will be based on WellsContinue reading London’s Cartoon Museum gets a permanent new home