Galway Cartoon Festival 2020: Help Us Happen!

cartoon festival logo web 02The Galway Cartoon Festival is 4 this year. Despite the pandemic we are still planning to host a physical exhibition.
Our ability to fund-raise has been severely curtailed.

If you’ve ever enjoyed an editorial cartoon please bung us a fiver.
https://fundit.ie/project/galway-cartoon-festival-2020

via Galway Cartoon Festival 2020: Help Us Happen! – Galway Cartoon Festival

Cartoons for an Instruction Manual 📖

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Cartoons are excellent at keeping the attention of the reader and getting your message across in a fun way. They’re completely customisable and you can create scenes that would be expensive or even impossible to set up for a photo shoot. This is a series of cartoons I completed for a user manual for a … Read more Cartoons for an Instruction Manual 📖

Drawing your attention: Four Centuries of Political Caricature #TCDToons

The Lobby of the House of Commons Liborio Prosperi 1886 1

I helped launch the exhibition Drawing your attention: Four Centuries of Political Caricature on Friday night in the Long Room, Trinity College Dublin. I drew live caricatures of the invitees and the exhibition was formally launched by Mary Robinson. It was quite the venue to get to draw in! Trinity Library is in possession of the Nicholas Robinson collection of some 2400 political cartoons, gifted by the former cartoonist himself.

An exhibition of four centuries of political cartoons opened at the Library of Trinity College Dublin this week. ‘Drawing your attention: Four Centuries of Political Caricature’ includes the Library’s own collections, with originals from its extensive 18th and 19th century collection gifted by Nicholas Robinson, alumnus, writer, lawyer and former cartoonist. The contemporary works in the exhibition are on loan from freelance artist, Martyn Turner, who is best associated with The Irish Times.

via Four centuries of political cartoons go on display in Trinity Library exhibition – Trinity News and Events

The Lobby of the House of Commons Liborio Prosperi 1886
The Lobby of the House of Commons – Liborio Prosperi 1886

The Newborn Identity by twisteddoodles

the newborn identity twisteddoodles

The Newborn Identity by twisteddoodles: phenomenally prolific cartoonist and friend of Galway Cartoon Festival Maria Boyle, aka twisteddoodles, has written a book. She has somehow managed to write a book about rearing twins while simultaneously rearing twins. It’s a joyous and poignant reminiscence through Maria’s first year of motherhood, interspersed with her wry cartoon takes … Read more The Newborn Identity by twisteddoodles

How to draw the prime minister as a cartoon – BBC News

theresa may withdrawal agreement brexit

I’ve had a few goes at cartooning Theresa May myself. This is a nice wee video from the BBC about what goes into caricaturing a politician and how the caricature evolves and takes on an aspect of its own.

Dave Brown has been poking fun at politicians for the past 30 years. [He says] Theresa May “pulls a lot of expressions” which makes her easier to sketch.


I remember Steve Bell talking about the evolving likeness of David Cameron in a similar sense on the Guardian a few years ago (remember David Cameron?!)

via How to draw the prime minister as a cartoon – BBC News