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Hey Presto!


…and in a puff of smoke, Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival 2010 appears! Starting today and running until Sunday the Festival enters it’s seventh year with the theme of Magic, Myth and Mystery. Like last year I’ll be there alongside Matt Buck (Twitter) and Royston Robertson (Twitter) reporting on all the cartooning fun for Bloghorn, the […]

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We are amused… Dr. Sketchy’s does Victoriana

Red Sarah

Back in January (ahem, better late than never) we stepped back in time to the nineteenth century for a taste of Victoriana at Dr Sketchy’s latest outing in Birmingham. Held, appropriately enough, at the Victoria pub, we were treated to an evening of music hall burlesque. My notes for this one were a bit patchy, unfortunately, […]

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Still life at Bodies Revealed


Another late one, but back at the end of October I went along to the press launch of the Bodies Revealed exhibition at the Custard Factory in Birmingham. This show, taking it’s lead from (but not connected with) the Body Worlds exhibitions of Dr Gunther von Hagens, features chemically preserved corpses which have been partially dissected […]

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Holey Moley! The Travelling Moleskine Party


Waaaay back in October (yes, I know it’s been a while…) I was invited up to Leeds by the lovely people at the Culture Vulture to the Holey Moley party to mark the return of a collection of travelling Moleskine sketchbooks. Various groups of like-minded arty types (including the PCO‘s very own Bloghorn) were sent […]

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The Big Move (and other stuff…)


Yup – once again I’m on the move, although technically I’ve already moved, as mentioned in an earlier post, and as avid followers of my Twitter feed will probably know. This is at least in part down to a change in my working practice – I’ve gone in the space of the last 18 months […]

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Furniture and Equipment Clearance

Grant enlarger

In the next week or so, I will be saying farewell to the Custard Factory, which has been the home for my cartoon studio for the last four years (of which more in a future post). Due to my new studio space being somewhat smaller I am looking to dispose of some of my old […]

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