Atheist, Anarchist and Artist Donald Rooum SNIP

In Memoriam: Atheist, Anarchist and Artist Donald Rooum

A Tribute by Steve Marchant Just heard that my old friend and one-time tutor Donald Rooum passed away last Saturday. He was 91. A lifelong anarchist, Donald’s cartoons have appeared in Peace News since 1962. He produced the “Wildcat” comic strip for Freedom magazine since 1980 – a coloured book collection came out in 2016,Continue reading In Memoriam: Atheist, Anarchist and Artist Donald Rooum

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