West Sussex Writers offer The Art of the Cartoonist

West Sussex Writers offer The Art of the Cartoonist with Harry Venning on Thursday, May 13 at 7.30pm via Zoom.

Harry Venning
Harry Venning

Spokeswoman Cherrie Taylor said: “Harry Venning has been a professional cartoonist for 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 with examples from early practitioners like Cruickshank and Hogarth, to more contemporary artists such as Giles and Schulz, bringing events right up to date with cartoons produced fresh on the page that day.

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“Yes, Harry will be drawing live.

“Prepare to hear some tricks of his trade, learn where to put eyebrows for maximum effect, explore the storytelling potential in juxtaposing images, and discover exactly what the eskimo brothers said in The Funniest Joke Ever (possibly).

“This meeting is online via Zoom and open to members and guests only.

“New members are welcome.

“Please contact us and look on the website: http://www.westsussexwriters.co.uk

“To become a member please email: [email protected]

“To join the meeting as a guest – well in advance of the meeting – email [email protected]