Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Pont events at the Cartoon Museum

The Cartoon Museum has a series of evening events lined up to accompany its exhibition Pont – Observing the British at Home and Abroad, which was reviewed here last week.

Pont – the Making of a Humorous Artist, June 5: Illustrated talk with Anita O’Brien, discussing the evolution of Pont’s style from his drawings of the early 1930s to his wartime work.

Pont of Punch, June 19. Former Punch archivist and Cartoon Museum trustee Amanda-Jane Doran looks at Pont as a Punch artist.

In Praise of Pont – Cartoonists’ Roundtable, June 26: A host of cartoonists join Richard Ingrams to discuss the wit and artistry of Pont. The panel includes Steve Bell, Peter Brookes, Nicholas Garland, John Jensen, Nick Newman and Posy Simmonds.

Graham Laidler, The Man Behind Pont, July 3: Simon Booth reveals more about the short but eventful life of Graham Laidler, aka Pont.

For full details on times and ticket prices, visit the Cartoon Museum website.

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