Monday, August 19, 2019

"The London Cartoon Show"

From Pro Cartoonists.

Drawing by Christopher Burke

A free exhibition of cartoons on the theme of London, past and present, drawn by members of the Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation (PCO) debutes today at Charing Cross Library.  

Be it kings and queens, public executions, urban foxes, hideous modern architecture, even more hideous politicians, gin lane, homelessness, tourists, Sweeny Todd, Jack the Ripper, knife crime, Eastenders, Dick Whittington, Sherlock Holmes or any of the other sights, sounds, and smells related to England’s teeming capital you’ll find them here.

Cartoon by © Dave Brown for The Independent

The show features work by over 30 of the UK’s finest, funniest and most insightful cartoonists including Dave Brown of the Independent, Kipper Williams, creator of the Evening Standard’s "London Calling" cartoon strip, Martin Rowson of the Guardian and many regular contributors to Private Eye and the rest of the British press. 

Cartoon by © Martin Rowson

Signed originals and prints will be on sale at very reasonable prices. 10% of the proceeds from sales will be donated to the Mayors Fund for London.

The exhibition will include two ticketed events: 

  • London Calling. A free talk with cartoonist Kipper Williams. Thursday 22nd August 6-8 pm
  • Cartooning Workshop. A free drawing workshop on the theme of travel by cartoonist Rob Duncan. Saturday 31st August 11.30 am – 1 pm. Ages 6 to adults.

Both events are free but spaces are limited so please book via

The London Cartoon Show
Monday 19 August to Sunday 1st September
Charing Cross Library
4 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0HF
(the basement of the library is not wheelchair accessible)
Free entry

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