“Cartoons and the historian” by Roy Douglas

Many historical books contain cartoons, but in most cases these are little more than a relief from the text, and do not make any point of substance which is not made elsewhere. Political cartoons should be regarded as much more than that. They are an important historical source which often casts vivid light on events, and which is useful both to the teacher and to the researcher. The essential of a political cartoon is that…

Political Cartoon Society: CAMERON IN CARICATURE

An exhibition of cartoons on the Leader of the Tory Party, David Cameron. 13 October – 24 December 2009, Political Cartoon Society This exhibition of 60 original political cartoons charts the fortunes of David Cameron since he became Leader of the Conservative Party in December 2005. Due to his upbringing and education, Cameron is often portrayed as a toff and is portrayed by Martin Rowson of the Guardian as Little Lord Fauntleroy. After Cameron called…

Strube: The World’s Most Popular Cartoonist, 2004

Strube: The World's Most Popular Cartoonist Author: Dr Tim Benson Publisher: Political Cartoon Society ISBN: 0954900804 This first biography on the life of Sidney Strube not only offers a cartoon journey through 20th Century British History, but also an insight into the world of editorial cartooning during its heyday. Strube was the editorial cartoonist of the Daily Express between 1912 and 1948. During these years, he assisted in making the Daily Express the best selling…

Sidney Strube Exhibition (25 November 2004-20 February 2005)

The first exhibition on the work of the political cartoonist, Sidney Strube (1891-1956) took place at the Political Cartoon Gallery, 32 Store Street, London WC1E 7BS, starting 25 November 2004. The exhibition coincided with the launch of the first ever Strube biography published by the Political Cartoon Society. Strube was the editorial cartoonist of the Daily Express between 1912 and 1948. During these years, he assisted in no small way to making the Daily Express…

Philip Zec Exhibition: “Don’t Lose it again!” The war-time cartoons of Philip Zec (4 May – 8 August 2005)

Philip Zec was the greatest and most controversial cartoonist of the Second World War. He was the political cartoonist for the Daily Mirror between 1939 and 1946. This exhibition will include the originals of his two most famous cartoons, ‘The Price of Petrol’, which almost led to the Daily Mirror being banned by Prime Minister Winston Churchill when it was published in March 1942 and his memorable VE Day cartoon “Here it is, Don’t lose…