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I have a theory that the Daily Telegraph catoonist "BLOWER" is in fact BRANCO (see the bad US politics cartoons thread) doubling up on his income by working under a pseudonym

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/content/dam/news/2017/05/30/cartoon-30052017-large_trans_NvBQzQNjv4BqgCXocDQF5kP7s3jSjli3eCH0-jRUT4rHK8EgtaGoQwQ.gif

soref, Sunday, 11 June 2017 16:25 (two years ago) link

is drawing a tortoise really that hard

devvvine, Sunday, 11 June 2017 16:27 (two years ago) link

I'm trying to parse that first cartoon, but no, it's not happening. I assume that it suggests that whatever Brexit happens it's bad for business, but suspect I've got that all wrong.

Dan Worsley, Sunday, 11 June 2017 16:32 (two years ago) link

grudging respect for the shamelessness of not bothering to work out a way to complete his Abbott and Costello pun and just drawing a big picture of Corbyn covering up the rest of the name

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/content/dam/news/2017/05/09/blower170507-large_trans_NvBQzQNjv4Bqeo_i_u9APj8RuoebjoAHt0k9u7HhRJvuo-ZLenGRumA.jpg

soref, Sunday, 11 June 2017 16:34 (two years ago) link

Bud Abbott and Lou Costello? More like DUD ABBOTT and LOSER CO(rbyn)STELLO, right? *submits cartoon to Daily Telgraph, slopes off to spend rest of the day in pub*

soref, Sunday, 11 June 2017 16:37 (two years ago) link

haha yes i have a full-size version of the first cartoon open in my tabs, i keep going back to see if the penny's dropped, but no, it is more mysterious than ever

most of his other cartoons are just ugly clumsy and obvious -- he's been getting work for years! -- but there's a sort of wtf poetry to this one

mark s, Sunday, 11 June 2017 16:55 (two years ago) link

90% sure he has just recaptioned an old cartoon there

Camaraderie at Arms Length, Sunday, 11 June 2017 17:03 (two years ago) link

ok not to be caot defend-a-mac, but that is a serviceable and well drawn* cartoon making a political point i disagree with

*obviously he's always been a giles knock-off so i hate him for that reason**
**my mum drew my attention to how well mac draws curly telephone flexes, which is an odd thing to notice, but once you do, she was right, he was good at it, and perhaps still could be were there a need

mark s, Sunday, 11 June 2017 17:19 (two years ago) link

How to tell if you've drawn a really good cartoon:

http://i.imgur.com/GkhuTA9.png

pplains, Sunday, 11 June 2017 17:25 (two years ago) link

Blower is esp. terrible.

Punnet of the Grapes (Tom D.), Sunday, 11 June 2017 17:42 (two years ago) link

it's weird, i know people irl whose mental landscape re: politics is accurately illustrated by these guys

and the arguments are near identical to the stuff Tressell mocks in The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists, lickspittles are tenacious

There's got to be a Corbyn after (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 11 June 2017 17:48 (two years ago) link

a year old now yet suddenly relevant AND badly drawn
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DCC-IwAW0AAGPcj.jpg:large

mark s, Sunday, 11 June 2017 19:27 (two years ago) link

Brookes also drew this oddly terrifying Boris/Gove cartoon:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CmQw0nlUsAAOmra.jpg

soref, Sunday, 11 June 2017 20:10 (two years ago) link

Boris bearing uncanny resemblance to Rod Liddle in top panel.

Dan Worsley, Sunday, 11 June 2017 20:13 (two years ago) link

Not enough Martin Rowson on this thread.

Bernie Lugg (Ward Fowler), Monday, 12 June 2017 08:06 (two years ago) link

posting cartoons from low circulation trot newspapers feels a little like breaking a butterfly on a wheel, but I was impressed by the number of captions on this one

http://i.imgur.com/BjRupxd.png

soref, Saturday, 17 June 2017 23:09 (two years ago) link

gerald scarfe is bad not good:
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/660/media/images/81420000/jpg/_81420916_geraldscarfe.jpg

mark s, Sunday, 18 June 2017 12:38 (two years ago) link

britain's last-ditch stunt: the davis-yeltsin switcheroo

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DCoaEnuXcAAcbe1.jpg:large

mark s, Monday, 19 June 2017 09:37 (two years ago) link

posting cartoons from low circulation trot newspapers feels a little like breaking a butterfly on a wheel, but I was impressed by the number of captions on this one

http://i.imgur.com/BjRupxd.png

― soref, Saturday, June 17, 2017 4:09 PM (two days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

some fine art brut here

-_- (jim in vancouver), Monday, 19 June 2017 16:55 (two years ago) link

polly toyn

mark s, Monday, 19 June 2017 16:57 (two years ago) link

i like how the cartoonist just went ahead and wrote "shit" on the pile of things he hated

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Monday, 19 June 2017 16:59 (two years ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DDAKNPxWsAAEKGR.jpg:large

mark s, Friday, 23 June 2017 12:01 (two years ago) link

bit sad abt nosferatu, he did bad things but he doesn't deserve this

mark s, Friday, 23 June 2017 12:02 (two years ago) link

bad cartoon about Europe from 1989

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/2f/6d/49/2f6d49ea9ea51c4bd0ab05b1b7fbea2d.jpg

soref, Thursday, 6 July 2017 15:11 (two years ago) link

Hallmark of bad cartoons = everything has to be labelled. I know this has been said before, but they keep doing it. Are there editors out there encouraging this?

Also, am yet to see a successful rendition of Michael Gove. He is somehow beyond caricature,

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 6 July 2017 15:35 (two years ago) link

did you not see the cartoon above portraying him as a fish eating Boris Jonson's head or

soref, Thursday, 6 July 2017 15:56 (two years ago) link

brookes is just drawing pob

mark s, Thursday, 6 July 2017 15:58 (two years ago) link

drawing him as pob is ok because he does look quite like pob, but it's not enough because he is also much more repulsive than pob. I can see them going for a cross between pob and a human, whereas the real thing looks like a cross between pob and a body from the haunted swamp.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 6 July 2017 16:42 (two years ago) link

This is surely the canonical Gove?
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-oHfzDFoVDvk/UEYRaaaY5EI/AAAAAAAAF9M/afSgSxxnk_0/s1600/Stephen-Collins-17-March--001.jpg

Stevie T, Thursday, 6 July 2017 16:47 (two years ago) link

Basically Pob crossed with Mr Bean.

weird echo of the falsies (Tom D.), Thursday, 6 July 2017 16:53 (two years ago) link

Steve Bell belongs on here, though some will I'm sure defend him on the grounds of perserverence: "They don't get it... It's funny because it's not really a monkey, it's really George W Bush... Oh well, maybe next time."

Andrew Farrell, Friday, 7 July 2017 06:28 (two years ago) link

Hallmark of bad cartoons = everything has to be labelled

It's more that ppl like Cummings were steeped in the history of political cartooning, where labelling was as much a part of the style as thought balloons were in comic books. And as with thought balloons, labelling in political cartoons nowadays is very hard to pull off - it's become an 'ironic' device that yes, signals 'bad' cartooning.

Not to defend Cummings, whose work always lacked Mac's visually pleasing cartooning skills - though I guess the dour ugliness of Cummings' drawing style is editorially appropriate for the Express.

Bernie Lugg (Ward Fowler), Friday, 7 July 2017 07:52 (two years ago) link

I do think Cummings deserves some credit for the look of "never in all my days" indignation on the Sovereignty Dolphin

soref, Friday, 7 July 2017 08:01 (two years ago) link

Thatcher in a swimsuit is really disturbing me

more polls about food and reactionary art (Noodle Vague), Friday, 7 July 2017 08:52 (two years ago) link

cummings has a style, i always liked the thickness of his line (not well shown off in this example)

i will defend bell: he has a highly original symbolist imagination, which i think is a hard thing to retain after decades of turning out cartoons to order several times a week

(if he has flaws they are rarely the flaws of reach-down banality: i wd honestly rather an artist is drifting the outer reaches of his/her unconscious for insight and intuitive connection than hunkering down in the ante-room of cliche) (true he's sometimes very bad on the power dynamics of sex stuff: there be dragons in the outer reaches of yr unconscious)

mark s, Friday, 7 July 2017 09:24 (two years ago) link

i always enjoyed the pleasure cummings took in drawing brezhnev

mark s, Friday, 7 July 2017 09:25 (two years ago) link

I always stand by Steve Bell as an uncompromising angry leftist in a world of scumbags.

I also think that his bigger images often show him painting really well and evocatively. He has a good appreciation of art history and artistic method. And he is also a lucid and intelligent writer, better than many other people who write for the Guardian but can't draw.

the pinefox, Friday, 7 July 2017 09:27 (two years ago) link

he was rubbish on university challenge (alumni edition) though.

still have fond memories of the complete set of the collected 'If...' as a kid, 7 or 8 volumes, probably long term borrowed from my older brother or parents.

The XX pants (ledge), Friday, 7 July 2017 17:46 (two years ago) link

... there was a quotidian, almost cosy quality to its anarchic silliness, not unlike the young ones.

The XX pants (ledge), Friday, 7 July 2017 17:47 (two years ago) link

man at bar: lager lager lager lager lager lager lager 'n' a babycham
penguin: congratulations on your brilliant impression of a bus breaking down!

^ quality original material

The XX pants (ledge), Friday, 7 July 2017 17:51 (two years ago) link

Steve Bell is not bad as an artist, surely. I mean he has his own very distinctive style which works well.
He does keep doing things like this though

https://edinburgheye.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/stevebell_incest.jpg

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 7 July 2017 20:11 (two years ago) link

I like If and Maggie's Farm

Never changed username before (cardamon), Friday, 7 July 2017 23:33 (two years ago) link

Steve Bell's debt to Robert Crumb + American underground comix seems more or less unique for a UK editorial cartoonist?

soref, Saturday, 8 July 2017 00:11 (two years ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DEIO1g0XYAAJfvk.jpg

terrible + disablist cartoon in Osborne's Evening Standard shocker.

calzino, Saturday, 8 July 2017 13:40 (two years ago) link

three weeks pass...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DGOEdB6W0AAHrQr.jpg:large

mark s, Wednesday, 2 August 2017 18:26 (two years ago) link

quite like adams' angular style, this isn't a bad cartoon in the sense the o/p is a bad cartoon

obviously his politics are as bad as his grasp of what's going on in venezuela or indeed the labour party

mark s, Wednesday, 2 August 2017 18:29 (two years ago) link

hes a memelord

mark s, Friday, 17 January 2020 12:22 (four months ago) link

Matt S and Matt both otm. The position of St Basil's Cathedral and the top corner of GUM means our protagonists can only be in the courtyard outside the sealed-off government-complex bits of the Kremlin, which is admirable commitment to geographical accuracy too.

ShariVari, Friday, 17 January 2020 12:23 (four months ago) link

Mark S, even.

ShariVari, Friday, 17 January 2020 12:23 (four months ago) link

The fact that the font has considerably better resolution than the drawing makes me a little suspicious

I suspected the same, but 'tis legit:

My latest cartoon for tomorrow's @Telegraph

Subscribe to my weekly newsletter to receive my unseen cartoons: https://t.co/JNDhrYJMFH pic.twitter.com/z1yKT6Ax2r

— Matt Cartoons (@MattCartoonist) January 16, 2020

pomenitul, Friday, 17 January 2020 12:28 (four months ago) link

Fountain with fantail pigeons thankfully spared from Matt’s interpretation.

steer karma (gyac), Friday, 17 January 2020 12:28 (four months ago) link

it's legit - it's on the torygraph website - matt just chooses to provide his cartoons at 16dpi resolution

que pasa picasso (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 17 January 2020 12:29 (four months ago) link

Obligatory:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crMw-QOHvBQ

pomenitul, Friday, 17 January 2020 12:31 (four months ago) link

memeking

mark s, Friday, 17 January 2020 12:31 (four months ago) link

is the deployment of the word 'cunning' some kind of near-subliminal lesbian joke from matt or am i losing my mind (both may be true, i concede)

que pasa picasso (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 17 January 2020 12:31 (four months ago) link

I think both are true, yeah.

steer karma (gyac), Friday, 17 January 2020 12:39 (four months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roswPPr2t3U

mark s, Friday, 17 January 2020 12:42 (four months ago) link

something for me to reflect on this weekend xp

que pasa picasso (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 17 January 2020 12:43 (four months ago) link

bg staring into space sadly while brushing his extremely fluffy cat

steer karma (gyac), Friday, 17 January 2020 12:47 (four months ago) link

emo blofeld

que pasa picasso (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 17 January 2020 12:49 (four months ago) link

How tf has that remainiacs thing not been posted itt

Baby yoda laid an egg (wins), Friday, 17 January 2020 16:15 (four months ago) link

It’s really powerful stuff. I could feel the shit for brains positively radiating from my phone screen when I saw it. Kinda love that an ex ilxor is involved too, must be like seeing someone you went to school with in the paper for fucking a dog or something

Baby yoda laid an egg (wins), Friday, 17 January 2020 16:20 (four months ago) link

xp it and the associated fools were discussed in the main thread

steer karma (gyac), Friday, 17 January 2020 16:22 (four months ago) link

https://www.facebook.com/BestForBritain/photos/a.1921153301457398/2513957022177020/?type=3&theater

(I'm aware this isn't the one, I suspect they have a lot in the tank)

Andrew Farrell, Friday, 17 January 2020 16:25 (four months ago) link

well thanks, I've just had a horrible 10 minutes scrolling through these, every single one of them belongs here and then some.

https://twitter.com/remainiacs_art

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 17 January 2020 16:37 (four months ago) link

jesus keep that garbage off my lovely thread of extremely bad UK political cartoons

(more evidence that matt is in fact good btw = look at the alternatives)

mark s, Friday, 17 January 2020 16:43 (four months ago) link

That’s a bit “this is the war room” if I may say so

Baby yoda laid an egg (wins), Friday, 17 January 2020 16:44 (four months ago) link

ha, the link in their twitter profile just goes to some rando, the incompetence of these people who present themselves as the only grownups in the country never fails to delight.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 17 January 2020 16:54 (four months ago) link

you may indeed say so if you enjoy stepping on my joeks

mark s, Friday, 17 January 2020 16:57 (four months ago) link

@ wins

Post by steer karma (gyac) from bojo is king, brexit is on, stuff is fvcked, tomorrow starts here -- new govt new thread new battle on ILX - bojo is king, brexit is on, stuff is fvcked, tomorrow starts here -- new govt new thread new battle

steer karma (gyac), Friday, 17 January 2020 16:59 (four months ago) link

I did indeed see that, was just surprised that this thread was revived and nobody mentioned it

xp turns out I do sometimes

Baby yoda laid an egg (wins), Friday, 17 January 2020 17:22 (four months ago) link

Posting this here not because Matt is bad, because maybe he is good, not going to have any opinion on this, but because it may be of tangential interest to posters itt

Today I am launching a competition: every month I'll give one of my cartoons to the person who can write the funniest caption for an uncaptioned cartoon – you can see this month's one below.

Let's see if you can make me laugh 😜

Reply or RT with your caption and #CaptionMatt pic.twitter.com/sLrwADhT6b

— Matt Cartoons (@MattCartoonist) January 23, 2020

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 27 January 2020 11:48 (four months ago) link

broke: earning £650k a year for your inscrutable cock-and-balls art
woke: earning £650k a year while making your readers caption your inscrutable cock-and-balls art

chapoquidditch (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 27 January 2020 11:50 (four months ago) link

bespoke: woke: earning £650k a year while making your readers caption your inscrutable cock-and-balls art and the only thing you have to part with in return is the napkin that you drew it on

chapoquidditch (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 27 January 2020 11:52 (four months ago) link

more good cartoons in the bad cartoon thread with an all-purpose message that side-eyes literally everyone this morning

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EPSexEOW4AARDa6?format=jpg

mark s, Monday, 27 January 2020 13:56 (four months ago) link

Posting this here *not because Matt is bad*, because maybe he is good, not going to have any opinion on this, but because it may be of tangential interest to posters itt

🐦[Today I am launching a competition: every month I’ll give one of my cartoons to the person who can write the funniest caption for an uncaptioned cartoon – you can see this month’s one below.

Let’s see if you can make me laugh 😜

Reply or RT with your caption and #CaptionMatt🕸 pic.twitter.com/sLrwADhT6b🕸
— Matt Cartoons (@MattCartoonist) January 23, 2020🕸]🐦


every one should just be one person to the other saying “Matt nails it again”.

Fizzles, Tuesday, 28 January 2020 19:55 (four months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Think the Spectator made the right call in swapping the gag.

Any ⁦@spectator⁩ readers out there ... the wrong image has been put with the wrong caption , or vice versa. I wasn’t deliberately trying to be nonsensical! pic.twitter.com/pyqkYzUNO2

— Nick Newman (@Ncknwmn) February 21, 2020

Dan Worsley, Friday, 21 February 2020 17:11 (three months ago) link

as that’s surely funnier than the actual caption his tweet should read “i wasn’t deliberately trying to be funny”

Fizzles, Friday, 21 February 2020 17:15 (three months ago) link

he's no matt thats for sure

mark s, Friday, 21 February 2020 17:24 (three months ago) link

i wasn't deliberately trying to nail it again!

mark s, Friday, 21 February 2020 17:25 (three months ago) link

it's pancake day! Now what shall I draw?

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ERjprfqWkAEEAMf?format=jpg&name=large

Neil S, Tuesday, 25 February 2020 09:30 (three months ago) link

It has all the superfluous captions and lame visual gags of a Ben Garrison cartoon, but without any of his artistic talent. All four caricatures are bad but by far the worst is Corbyn, how long has he had to practice drawing him now?

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 09:35 (three months ago) link

I was hoping for this one. Unironically love Corbs

hyds (gyac), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 09:35 (three months ago) link

Has he ever seen a picture of Lisa Nandy?

hyds (gyac), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 09:35 (three months ago) link

Keir Starmer as an icy Terminator is p cool

Neil S, Tuesday, 25 February 2020 09:37 (three months ago) link

still hasn't downloaded humour module from meltnet!

calzino, Tuesday, 25 February 2020 09:41 (three months ago) link

Lentils! Quinoa! er... Wooden spoons! I bet they're all wearing sandals, right guys?

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 10:09 (three months ago) link

xp

All right, listen. The Starmer’s an infiltration unit: part man, part machine. Underneath, it's a hyperrightwing ex-DPP, Labour First-controlled. Fully legitimate; very tough. But outside, it's leftish views and issues: unions, gays, tax - grown for the soft left.

hyds (gyac), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 10:35 (three months ago) link

Quinoa-munching pancake-flipping

Dunty Reggae party 🎉 (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 11:14 (three months ago) link

Couldn't even get the distinctive shape of RLB's head right, useless.

Brainless Addlepated Timid Muddleheaded Awful No-Account (Pheeel), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 12:42 (three months ago) link

two weeks pass...

https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/1237826977672892420/UZ34ZTjG?format=jpg&name=900x900

the state of this fucking mess! Give Matt a pay rise.

calzino, Thursday, 12 March 2020 11:15 (two months ago) link

oops probably belongs on bad FT articles that are accompanied with bad illustrations that look a bit like political cartoons thread, but never mind.

calzino, Thursday, 12 March 2020 11:21 (two months ago) link

What's Stonehenge got to do with anything?

chap, Thursday, 12 March 2020 15:36 (two months ago) link

Er, so, you know he's in, er, England? Fuck knows.

God gave toilets rolls to you, gave toilet rolls to you (Tom D.), Thursday, 12 March 2020 15:38 (two months ago) link

There'll be a new motorway tunnel worth £2bn near it.

Andrew Farrell, Thursday, 12 March 2020 15:39 (two months ago) link

two months pass...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EY7HY5oWoAAP_1G?format=jpg&name=medium

from today's Irish Times, oh no the dreaded Boris Dancers.

calzino, Tuesday, 26 May 2020 09:05 (one week ago) link


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