Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Required reading news

If you read nothing else today, read this.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Cartoon obituary news

Courtesy of the well-informed Rod McKie. Having read his post, I like to think that a good idea will survive the end of the person who had it.

In the list of the-gone-someplace-else that Rod has compiled, I have a particular fondness for Doug Marlette, an American editorial cartoonist, who had bags of attitude and which fuelled his powerful, provocative and well-informed drawings.

In Doug's own words, 'If Elvis had drawn, he would have drawn cartoons.'

Flood coverage news


This morning, the media coverage has reached Oxford. I wonder how the recently flooded people of North Hull, Rotherham, Barnsley, Sheffield, South Yorkshire and Lincolnshire generally are feeling.

This drawing is for Tribune.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Channel 4 News animation

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After the deluge, me. And some facts from the Channel 4 web site.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Business and flooding news

Here is a brilliant piece of interactivity from graphics journalist Paddy Allen.

And, if you wondered what the political and economic effect of the floods was going to be, here are two You Tube videos of the Vodafone Headquarters near Newbury. They are clearly, going to be out of commission for a while.

As Paddy's graphic explains, the water is heading downstream from Wiltshire and the headwaters of the Thames towards major cities like Oxford and Reading.
The Guardian are also reporting that the nuclear weapons establishment at Burghfield in Berkshire is already affected by the flooding.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

War news

Courtesy of photo-journalist Sean Smith and The Guardian. As a short analysis of why nobody wins a war, this is hard to beat.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Anniversary news



Dr David Kelly was found dead on this day in 2003. This cartoon never saw the light of publication at that time.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Cartoonists for Johnson!

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How could anyone miss the retired John Prescott when Boris Johnson is still so much a part of our public life? The efforts made by our finest cartoonists today, in honour of Bonking Boris's intended run for Mayor of London, shows the esteem in which this dangerously wily creature is viewed.

Peter Brookes in The Times - Steve Bell in The Guardian and Dave Brown in the Indy

And on something completely different, a hat tip to Nick Garland at the Telegraph for a nice joke - click the picture link under comment too see it.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Interactivity news


Anything that helps you get the idea down clearly is attractive to someone who draws

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Channel 4 News animation

Published here - and below. A 'green' jet plane was launched on the world this week.

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Supercasino news

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Gordon Brown's highly trailed use of cabinet government appears highly selective already - Britain's first supercasino in Manchester is apparently doomed.

Monday, July 09, 2007

Drawing news

Now this, promises to be terrific - although a bit irritating if you shelled out for a book copy of his complete drawings ...

Technology news


A drawing about the use of increasing use of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) inside the NHS.

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Almost entirely off-topic news

An elegant piece of interactive content from the Guardian. The prologue of the Tour de France in a beautifully car-less and sunny London was fantastic too.

Friday, July 06, 2007

More on syndicates

Joel Mishon, owner of Cartoonstock, has kindly made a thoughtful contribution to the long-running debate about syndicates and stock artwork. His comment, (which is No.9, No 9...) is well worth a read.

And it was good to be told we were having a balanced debate. Cheers Joel.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Channel 4 News animation

This week's animated news cartoon for Channel Four News - living in the age of terror.

We've tried to do a contemplative piece about some of the things, apart from human lives, we are all busy trying to protect...

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

New political animated cartoon

Published here.

Smirking at the smoking ban

Chichi Parrish has a beautiful joke about the new smoking ban here. Double-click on the image at the other end for a good view.

Monday, July 02, 2007

The week in cartoons

An interesting week for people who enjoy drawing and jokes because of two excellent exhibitions which are due to open.

The first, on Thursday, is a huge Heath Robinson show at the Cartoon Museum on Little Russell Street, near to the British Museum. Robinson is most famous for his quirky mechanical contraption jokes and this will be a very popular show.

And on Friday, the irrepressible Tim Benson launches Iraq in cartoons. This show will be packed with the best of editorial talent in the country, including Tanya Tier - a highly talented and hardworking satirist who organised the recent Birds of War show.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Sad news

Courtesy of Rod McKie's blog, comes sad news of Bud Handelsmann's death. He was a fine and funny US cartoonist. Rod has posted some excellent examples of his work from Freaky Fables, a long-running and excellent set of parodies of well-known tales and myths. It's well-worth a look. And a laugh is a great way to remember someone.