Here’s Doctor Tony Holohan with some guidance on signs we’re flattening the curve. (You might have seen another version or two of this cartoon, it’s taken me 3 goes to get a likeness I was anyway happy with, sometimes a cartoon just gets away from you!)
As Project British Self-Loathing approaches its final form this Thursday, here’s a cartoon about the news cycle “over there” featuring Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn. Did you know: in the UK you cannot be found guilty of murder if you tousle a blond wig during your trial.
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.
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?!)