There’s been a bit of a dearth of new posts here recently, so I thought I’d add a quick round-up. Basically, I’ve been a bit all over the place recently…
In no particular order, I’ll start with the photo on the right, taken by Stuart Parker (aka @stuartparker) with his TTV camera setup at the recent Birmingham Twestival, a charity fundraising event organized around twitter.com, the microblogging site that’s been in the news a lot recently. I’ve been twittering away on there for over a year now, you can find me at @alexhughes. The event raised over £1500 for Charity:Water, who are a non profit organization bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations.
Then last week I was in St Andrews in Scotland (not the Blues ground) to take part in the University’s Union Debating Society‘s Parliamentary Debate, opposing the likes of former Liberal Democrat leader Sir Menzies Campbell… more on this later in the week.
Back in January, I captained a team representing the Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation for BBC2’s Eggheads quiz show. The episode hasn’t been broadcast yet, so I can’t reveal much at the moment (although there is a bit more here), but rest assured, as soon as I know when it’s going out, I’ll be blogging it!
Incidentally, it’s just occurred to me that I’ve not written much here about the PCO or The Bloghorn. The Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation was formed to represent and raise the profile of UK professional cartoonists, and I’ve been Treasurer for a couple of years now. I’ve also been blogging for the recently re-launched Bloghorn, the blog of the PCO, alongside fellow cartoonists Matt Buck and Royston Robertson, where we’re writing about cartooning issues, news and events.
And finally, a bit of a heads up. Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival is back again (see previous years here) on the weekend of the 24-26 April (events diary), and although I’m not on the official list this year, myself, Matt and Royston will be covering the event for Bloghorn.