Archive for December, 2009

Happy Christmas one and all!

December 24, 2009


©mørland/the times

Monday’s cartoon: COP15…

December 21, 2009


©mørland/the times

The Vulgarity!

December 16, 2009

The V&A is showing Gillray prints that were too obscene to print.
Ken Baker has written a good piece on it for The Times, and the Indy is offering a small online preview.
Go see!

Superb Steve Bell Cartoon…

December 15, 2009

…in today’s Guardian. Of Pope Blair the Innocent.
A pastiche of the famous Velazquez painting of Pope Innocent X.

From Monday’s Paper: Inquiring Blair…

December 14, 2009


©mørland/the times

Ken Sprague cartoon competition…

December 11, 2009

The Ken Sprague Fund has just announced its third biennial international political cartoon competition!
Last time around there was a terrific response by cartoonists from all over the world and with the theme for this year’s competition being “MONEY MAKES THE WORLD GO ROUND – Globalisation, Financial Meltdown, Fair-Trade and Economic Justice” it is sure to be a great competition once again.

The competition is open to everyone, so go to the website for more details!

Awards joy…

December 11, 2009

The Times did well at the Political Cartoon Society awards bash last night!
Peter Brookes was awarded Cartoonist of the Year and the runner-up in the Cartoon of the Year category.
I won Cartoon of the Year for my drawing of Obama/Brown (above), so between us we made a clean sweep!
Alan Duncan MP handed out the awards in jolly self-deprecating style, and other than my own pathetic non-attempt at a speech (nothing new there), there were good performances all around.

The do at the Political Cartoon Gallery is a great chance to catch up with fellow cartoonists. (Particularly when the gallery’s drinks cabinet has been well and truly drained, and we drift across the road to The College Arms.) But apart from the gallery being a brilliant meeting place for established cartoonists and other followers of the art form, the PCS is an important organisation in British cartooning in that it’s open to much wider selection of cartoonists than anywhere else. It’s a good chance to discover works that might have otherwise have passed you by. Whether it’s at the awards or at one of the many exhibitions Tim Benson and the PCG puts on every year.

At the events such as the one last night, every cartoonist has one cartoon exhibited and The Cartoon of the Year award is voted on by the people present. This makes it brilliantly democratic and particularly exciting to win, as many of those voting are your peers. It also means that someone relatively unknown has got the same chance to win on the night as the more famous names.

With the prospect of a glorious year for politics coming up, it will hopefully prove to be a good one for the PCG too!

From today’s paper: Obama and the Peace Prize…

December 10, 2009


©mørland/the times

Cartooning the Pre-Budget Report…

December 9, 2009

I’ve done a big drawing for tomorrow’s Times PBR coverage. I’ll post it here later.
At the moment I’m working on a non-PBR Op-ed cartoon. Harder than it sounds when Alistair Darling is everywhere you look, and all you want to do is draw him!

Update: The Times focus on the Road to the Polls, so my drawing for the supplement illustrates some of the things we might look forward to en route.

©mørland/the times

For a bigger version go to my website.

Monday’s cartoon: Climate Conspiracy!

December 7, 2009


©mørland/the times