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Je suis Charlie. Mais je ne suis pas un agent provocateur.

January 06th, 2016 - 09:06 am

One year on from the Charlie Hebdo shootings, on the day when an anniversary edition of Charlie Hebdo appears on the newsstands with a cover depicting a “God” bearing bloody hands and a rifle, I feel like reflecting on what … Continue reading


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Truth, Power and…Cartoons: Are Political Cartoons Irrelevant?

February 06th, 2014 - 13:13 pm

What is the future for political cartooning in the digiverse? In a world where national politicians wield less power, do cartoonists target the right power brokers? Are they hampered by corporate ownership? How accessible will cartoons be now that we read news online? How will they be seen? Does it matter? Where are my spectacles? Why did I come upstairs? Continue reading


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Political Cartoons of the Year

December 04th, 2013 - 12:39 pm

And so to the Political Cartoon Society’s annual cartoon awards bash at the old home of the Tory party on Smith Square. It’s now occupied by a smart PR outfit. Erm…no change, then. Most of the Tories have long gone, following … Continue reading


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Gardening for beginners

May 25th, 2012 - 09:13 am

The news that the UK economy shrank last quarter faster than previously estimated was surely no great shock to anyone but those jolly Bullingdon Boys. Dave’s message has shifted subtly from “austerity is good for you” to “austerity is good … Continue reading


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The euro crisis made…er…simple.

May 15th, 2012 - 11:21 am

Reports back from Bond-style commando journos who have spied inside the command HQ cave, deep in a mountain inside the…er…Reichstag say that the first signals of Greece’s release from the chains of the euro have been seen. Is this a … Continue reading


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Greece and the Eurozone – a cartoonist’s view from ground-zero-Athens

May 07th, 2012 - 15:05 pm

Top Greek cartoonist and all round good egg Michael Kountouris kindly agreed to write a short series of blog articles (translated by his wife, Athena) for www.procartoonists.org (@procartoonists) about the situation in his country following the economic crisis. His moving … Continue reading


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Screams, polls and pasties

May 06th, 2012 - 14:28 pm

As if anyone should care, I rather pompously vowed years ago never to draw a pastiche of The Scream as it had been so overused as everyone’s go-to image for the modern condition of alienation. But hey! What are rules … Continue reading


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firewalls and floaters

May 02nd, 2012 - 10:35 am

There’s been much talk of political “firewalls” recently. Little Adam Smith was Culture Sec Jeremy Hunt’s firewall, although he proved to be expendable. Jeremy is doubtless now feeling the heat of the inferno surrounding his house of cards. He is … Continue reading


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Wind, rain, double-dip recession and Leveson

April 27th, 2012 - 15:07 pm

Strange old week innit. Wind, rain, double dip recession and Levesonian intrigue combined to make things a little turbulent all round; ideal for an editorial cartoonist, you might think. And you’d be right. I managed to combine two of those … Continue reading


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Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival takes flight

April 19th, 2012 - 10:23 am

Tomorrow sees the start of the annual Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival You won’t be surprised to learn that it happens in Shrewsbury and it involves cartoonists schlepping over to the delightful border town from all points geographical. It has been … Continue reading


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