British cartoon & comic art from the 18th century to the present day

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Day by Day Cartoons

(You can see these images in our online gallery.)
26 June - 19 October 2014
Over six weeks, twelve cartoonists and graphic artists will respond to the events that happened across the world as the world was heading to war one hundred years ago. You will be able to follow their illustrated commentary on the issues and incidents of the day as relations between the great powers deteriorated into war, via the BBC Radio 4 and 14-18 NOW websites.
However, if you would like to see the artworks up-close and before they are released onto the Radio 4 website, please visit the Cartoon Museum where all the artworks will be displayed from the 26th June.
Artists include Steve Bell (Guardian), Peter Brookes (The Times), Steven Camley (Glasgow Herald), Kate Charlesworth (The Cartoon History of Time), Achim Greser & Heribert Lenz (Frankfurter Allegemeine), John McCrea & Ferg Handley (Marvel/Lucasfilm & Marvel/Commando), Jon McNaught (Dockwood), Woodrow Phoenix (Rumble Strip), Zoom Rockman (The Zoom!), Posy Simmonds (Tamara Drew), Ralph Steadman (New Statesman), and Lalit Kumar Sharma & Alan Cowsill (The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Marvel).
You can see these images in our online gallery.
Co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW, WW1 Centenary Art Commissions, supported
by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Joint HLF  ACE Lottery logo BLACK  FWW Centenary  Led By IWM Black



One of Our Minor Wars 'Well, if you knows of a better 'ole, go to it.' Bruce Bairnsfather, Bystander, 24 November 1915