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The Art of the Cartoonist


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Coffee from 10.30 meeting begins 10.55


Easterbrook Hall



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Harry Venning has been a professional cartoonist for over thirty years, during which time he has provided cartoons for several high profile UK publications (The Guardian, Radio Times) as well as for countless more obscure titles (British Journal Of Wound Care).

He was awarded UK Strip Cartoonist Of The Year for his Guardian strip Clare In The Community, which he adapted into a Radio 4 sitcom.

In The Art Of The Cartoonist Harry will be tracing the history of his profession through the work of artists who have made an impact upon language, culture, history, and most importantly, upon him. These include James Gillray, Charles Schulz, Herje ( Georges Remi), Posy Simmonds and Ronald Searle.

Harry will also be drawing live. Prepare to hear some tricks of his trade, learn where to put eyebrows for maximum effect, learn what a plewd is and when you should use it, and discover exactly what the Eskimo brothers said in The Funniest Joke Ever (possibly).

The above is part of The Arts Society, Dumfries and Galloway (TASDAG) Lecture series

Guests are welcome at all lectures, and at other events (applications through the website, Zoom is available for lectures) or join up as a member any time.

Lecture either in person or via zoom

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