An excellent exhibition 'The Boy who Wouldn't Grow Up' is showing at the Ferens Art Gallery, central Hull up to October the 10th.
The exhibition covers the life and work of Hull born Ern Shaw (1891-1986) spanning 70 years of artwork ranging from Kids' comic pages, puzzles and games , strip cartoons, sport and politics. Some of the colour work looks so fresh it could have been done a month ago.
The exhibition is the work of Olwyn Cossins who came across some of Ern's originals some four years ago and determined that they deserved a wider audience, it includes a TV clip of Bob Monkhouse introducing Ern Shaw onto the show 'Quick on the Draw' back in 1974 with sketchbooks and personal items on display. Suitable for children and adults the exhibition is a credit to both Ern Shaw and Olwyn Cossins. The Ferens Gallery is well worth a visit at anytime.
OK, so you've decided to attend one of the club's monthly meetings. Excellent!
Let's go through your essentials: First Tuesday of the month? Check. Train ticket? Check. Spare pants? Check. Overdraft for beer? Check. Handy guide for cartoon sightseeing. Ummm Never fear! Here is your easy to remember, online guide to all that is Cartooning London.
On the weekend of 16th - 19th October 40 Cartoonists descended on the sleepy* little town of Witney in Oxfordshire.
Part of the fun included a Cartoon Competition in association with the Wychwood Brewery. With a loose theme of Goblins, Witches etc. the 'Are you a Goblin' competition was a great success.
Featuring archive radio recording of Dave Follows interviewed by Franchesco Williams,
with kind permission of BBC radio Stoke.
A 20-minute archive footage documentary of Dave talking about his cartooning career featuring, how he started cartooning, New York Cartoonists, The Strike, 'May un Mar Lady' and the Creature feature and other life changing events. Divided into eight chapters.