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, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.