Ralph Steadman Retrospective Poster

Ralph Steadman Retrospective goes on tour in the United States

Originally curated by Anita O’Brien and Chris Miles at London’s Cartoon Museum, an exhibition of the work of Ralph Steadman is on tour in the US, currently on display at the American University in Washington DC until August. Hugely influential, Steadman, now 81, is famous for his long collaboration with the writer Hunter S. Thompson,Continue reading Ralph Steadman Retrospective goes on tour in the United States

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

Dan Dare and the Mekon by George Snow

George Snow Dan Dare goes under the hammer as part of Felix Dennis estate sale

A comic sketch featuring Dan Dare and his arch nemesis The Mekon by George Snow inspired by early Eagle strip work is just one item from the diverse collection of the late Felix Dennis, extrovert publisher, planter of trees, poet and successful entrepreneur going under the hammer next week. The three-day estate auction at his home in a Warwickshire village,Continue reading George Snow Dan Dare goes under the hammer as part of Felix Dennis estate sale

Alice in Cartoonland Exhibition 2015

“Alice in Cartoonland” exhibition opens at London’s Cartoon Museum

London’s Cartoon Museum‘s latest exhibition Alice in Cartoonland opens today, celebrating Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s many misadventures at the hands of cartoonists, caricaturists and satirists, animators and graphic artists through 150 years of parodies and pastiches, jibes, jokes and gags aimed at making political points, social comment or just intended to make us laugh. Artists representedContinue reading “Alice in Cartoonland” exhibition opens at London’s Cartoon Museum

One of Our Minor Wars 'Well, if you knows of a better 'ole, go to it.' Bruce Bairnsfather, Bystander, 24 November 1915

The road to the World War One to be re-visited by top British cartoonists

Over six weeks (28th June – 4th August 2014), twelve top cartoonists and graphic artists, and a number of script writers will respond to the events that happened across the world as the world was heading to war one hundred years ago. Via BBC Radio 4 or the 1914 Day by Day website, you willContinue reading The road to the World War One to be re-visited by top British cartoonists