Good Grief, Charlie Brown - Somerset House Exhibition Promo © Peanuts

Good Grief! There’s a Charlie Brown exhibition at Somerset House!

Good Grief, Charlie Brown! Celebrating Snoopy and the Enduring Power of Peanuts is an ongoing exhibition at Somerset House, London, that brings together Charles M. Schulz original Peanuts cartoons with work from a wide range of acclaimed contemporary artists and designers who have been inspired by this highly influential and much-loved cartoon. Unique in its enduringContinue reading Good Grief! There’s a Charlie Brown exhibition at Somerset House!

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

Beano 80th Anniversary Poster

Happy Birthday to the Beano at 80: Why It’s Still Much Loved

In the run up to the 80th anniversary of the Beano‘s debut in July 1938, I asked comic creators and fans of DC Thomson’s much-loved weekly humour comic (now produced by Beano Studios) who their favourite characters or strips were, and why? Did they have a favourite creator? And, perhaps most importantly – why doContinue reading Happy Birthday to the Beano at 80: Why It’s Still Much Loved

Future Shock! 40 Years of 2000AD - Art

In Review: Future Shock! 40 Years of 2000AD – Cartoon Museum Exhibition

The 2000AD 40th Anniversary exhibition is open now at London’s Cartoon Museum – and Richard Sheaf was at the opening night… The idea to hold a 2000AD exhibition at London’s Cartoon Museum came about 12 months ago when Steve Marchant realised that the 40th anniversary was coming up. The Museum staff were convinced a tie-inContinue reading In Review: Future Shock! 40 Years of 2000AD – Cartoon Museum Exhibition

Comics, So What? at the Cartoon Museum

This Saturday: Comics, So What? at London’s Cartoon Museum – and Beyond!

  London’s Cartoon Museum “Comics, So What?” project – also being run at the University of Dundee and at Staffordshire University, as Jeremy Briggs reported last month – kicks off this Saturday (7th March 2015), celebrating comics and graphic novels. Take along your favourite story or comic with you to the Museum, and tell us why you loveContinue reading This Saturday: Comics, So What? at London’s Cartoon Museum – and Beyond!