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Thursday – 19 January 2023

The Art of the Cartoonist

By Harry Venning

Harry Venning has been a cartoonist for over thirty years. In this talk he explores the history of cartoons with examples of early cartoonists such as Cruickshank and Hogarth to contemporary artists like Giles and Schulz. He will be producing cartoons fresh on the day and will let us in on some of the tricks of the trade such as where to put eyebrows for maximum effect!  The cartoons will be accompanied throughout by jokes!

About the Speaker

Harry Venning was an actor and a writer before becoming a cartoonist. His cartoons have been published in the U.K. and abroad. He has produced a strip cartoon weekly called Clare in the Community in The Guardian since 1996. In 2016 he was awarded Strip Cartoonist of the Year by the UK Cartoon Trust. He is also a Sony award winning writer of radio comedy of such shows as Coach Karen’s Half Time Team Talk and Clare in the Community starring Sally Phillips.

Over the past 10 years he has performed his cartoon workshops to diverse audiences which have included business executives, school children and festival goers.