Sketchy B*tches x Wonderwoman
Sep
18
6:30 PM18:30

Sketchy B*tches x Wonderwoman

KAPOW B*TCHES!!!

We’re so excited to kick off our brand-new series of collab events with the awesome Sketchy B*tches

Join us for a night of playful portraiture in the colourful, swish AF surrounds of this newly opened space: channeling your creative superpowers to draw and transform your fellow Sketchy B*tches into a unique tribe of Wonder Women!

We’ll be drawing each other’s portraits on mini biz cards and using a variety of materials - mainly coloured pencils, felt tips, POSCAs and brush pens. And as per the usual Sketchy B*tches routine, we’ll ALL take a turn to pose for the rest of the group and we’ll all get to take home a stack of mini portraits at the end!

Tickets £10 before Fri 13th Sept (£14 thereafter & OTD)

NB: The session will start at 6.30pm prompt so please ensure you arrive on time! You’re welcome to come earlier and check out the exhibition too - any time from 5pm. BYO bottle/picnic dinner as there’s no bar!

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Emerge Festival: Make your own Cartoon with Wilfrid Wood
Sep
27
5:00 PM17:00

Emerge Festival: Make your own Cartoon with Wilfrid Wood

Best known for making cheeky plasticine sculptures of Zuckerberg and Putin, Wilfrid Wood is a satirical sculpting prodigy. His style harks back to trademark British animators of the 80s and 90s as well as huge artists like Jeff Koons and David Shrigley. Emerge is your chance to pull up your sleeves under Wilfrid’s instruction and go wild. Misshapen plasticine faces and cartoonish bodies with nuts expressions are totally fair game.

One thing that's really cool about this event
You get to work with the guy who made the notorious sculpture of David Cameron in swimming trunks.

Is it for me?
Yes - if you want a hand-made clay caricature of Trump in a nappy to use as a doorstop!

This event is part of the Emerge Festival. For festival tickets book here

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Sketchy B*tches Burton V Blake
Oct
2
6:30 PM18:30

Sketchy B*tches Burton V Blake

Burton V Blake!

Push your portrait-drawing skills to next level FIERCE at the second of the Sketchy B*tches specials at The Cartoon Museum!

To mark the start of Inktober, this time around we’re drawing on inspiration from two of our favourite ink-loving illustrators: Tim Burton and Sir Quentin Blake.

We’ll begin with a few warm-up challenges to get us into the groove of drawing in the style of the aforementioned LEGENDS, and look at some reference materials too, in case anyone is unfamiliar.

We’ll then each take a turn to pose for the rest of the group to draw mini portraits of us, which we’ll get to take home at the end of the night. When it comes to your turn to sit, you’ll get to decide whether you’d like to be a Burton-style Corpse B*tch, or a Blake-style Sketchy Witch!!

These will be short sharp poses and we’ll be playing with a variety of materials - Inktense pencils, calligraphy pens, charcoal, coloured pencils, markers and more! Feel free to BYO if you prefer.

Beginner or pro, exploring and drawing in the style of other artists is a great way to develop your own style and skills - or mix things up a bit if you fancy a break from the norm! So come get your Sketchy Witch on, B*tch!!!

Tickets £12 in advance - £14 on the door

NB: The session will start at 6.30pm prompt so please ensure you arrive on time! You’re welcome to come earlier and check out the exhibition too - any time from 5pm. BYO bottle/picnic dinner as there’s no bar!

For tickets click here

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Life Drawing at the Cartoon Museum AMC and Jessica Martin
Oct
6
1:00 PM13:00

Life Drawing at the Cartoon Museum AMC and Jessica Martin

Art Model Collective’s partnership with the Cartoon Museum continues with a session inspired by the current In Focus capsule exhibit. This time the limelight is on Jessica Martin's new book, Life Drawing: A Life Under Lights.

The model will be taking inspiration from Jessica's work and stories. Join us for this fun theatrical bohemian Sunday session!

Jessica Martin has had a wide ranging career, a star of stage and screen, and now of graphic novels.
Jessica has graced the boards of West End stages in musicals like Me and My Girl and Elf. She used her acting chops in Doctor Who as Mags - a punk werewolf! She lent her voiceover to Spitting Image, and now she is making her way as a cartoonist!

So it’s such a special treat to have Jessica in the house at this life drawing session. Adding authenticity to this experience, she will be treating the audience to the readings from her autobiographical book. Not just that - she will be drawing along, and may even strike a pose or two!



Life drawing session starts at 1pm, but the ticket holders are very welcome to come from 12:30 and look around the museum to draw inspiration.

Be sure to enjoy the In Focus display curated by the Front of House and Retail Manager Alison Brown.

Host: Jason Atomic
Tickets: £20 (concs for students and unemployed available)
Entry includes admission to the museum, complimentary refreshments and free art materials

Tickets here

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Sketchy B*tches: Cruella V Catwoman
Oct
16
6:30 PM18:30

Sketchy B*tches: Cruella V Catwoman

Cruella V Catwoman

Get set for the creative cat fight of your life!!

It’s going to be pencils at dawn at the third of our Sketchy B*tches specials at The Cartoon Museum, as we draw inspiration from the awesome antiheroine Catwoman - and the world’s most stylish supervillain, Cruella de Ville!

Can you imagine what you’d look like dressed and drawn as either? Strut on down to Sketchy B*tches and wonder no more!

After a brief intro and a few warm-up challenges, we’ll each take a turn to pose for the rest of the group to draw mini portraits of us: either Catwoman or Cruella-inspired, you decide! Whichever way you play it, you’ll get to take home a stack of badass portraits at the end!

Poses will be approx. 10 mins each and we’ll be playing with a variety of materials - POSCAs, felt tips, coloured pencils, markers and more! Feel free to BYO if you prefer.

Come along and push your portrait-sketching skills to next level FIERCE!!

Tickets £12 in advance - £14 on the door

NB: The session will start at 6.30pm prompt so please ensure you arrive on time! You’re welcome to come earlier and check out the exhibition too - any time from 5pm. BYO bottle/picnic dinner as there’s no bar!

For tickets click here

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Arts Foundation Futures Award for Comics Art Launch event
Oct
19
10:30 AM10:30

Arts Foundation Futures Award for Comics Art Launch event

From 18 Oct – 1 Dec, the Cartoon Museum in London will host a very special exhibition of work by the four finalists of the Arts Foundation Futures Awards for Comics Art.
Names to be announced on 24 Sept! All four will have been through two selection processes, and chosen for their innovative approaches to this art form. The final judging panel will be comprised of notable comic artists John Allison, Woodrow Phoenix and comics laureate Hannah Berry.
Join us at midday on 19 October for a special event to launch the exhibition. We are delighted that Hannah Berry will be speaking at the event, who will then introduce us to all four finalists, who will talk about their practice and techniques. The event will last until approximately 1.30pm.

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AMC Life Drawing - Drawing Inspiration from Sensible Footwear
Sep
1
12:30 PM12:30

AMC Life Drawing - Drawing Inspiration from Sensible Footwear

Art Model Collective’s new partnership with the Cartoon Museum launches with a multi-model session inspired by the current In Focus capsule exhibit dedicated to the cartoonist Kate Charlesworth’s graphic memoir, “A Girl’s Guide to Sensible Footwear”.

This vibrant book charts the arc of LGBTQI+ history (emphasis on the ‘L’) in the UK, as the author takes us on a PRIDE march past personal and political milestones from the 1950s to the present day. Kate’s style—feisty, questioning, open, witty and sometimes angry—is the perfect vehicle to communicate the history of feminism, activism and liberation.

As the spirit of social activism is important to us of the AMC, we are proud that our first official collaboration with the Museum involves creating a session inspired by this important document of social history!

Modelling for you will be AMC founder Manko, joined by a special model guest Lee, a very talented artist, tattooist and illustrator herself, working under the name of Hybrid Desire (https://www.instagram.com/hybriddesire/). Together Manko and Lee will evoke dynamic interactive poses, drawing inspiration from comics, Pride, and, naturally, sensible footwear.

Expect multiple outfit changes!

Models will be engaging in dynamic character roleplay, which would be of use to cartoonists, comic artists, animators, and any life drawing practitioners who wish to focus on creating convincing everyday scenarios of human interactions including emotion, facial expressions and body language. That is the idea of the life drawing at the Cartoon Museum: action poses, mid-action poses, anything that cartoonists could draw and put a caption on. Or use for their own comic!

Life drawing session starts at 1pm, but the ticket holders are very welcome to come from 12:30 and look around the museum to draw inspiration.
Be sure to enjoy the In Focus display curated by the Front of House and Retail Manager Alison Brown. The display starts with how Kate works and plans things out (it’s not often you seen how an artist plans out what to do!), some pieces from the pages of the book, a little potted ephemera history including Kate’s Leather Jacket with badges.

Join us for this fun colourful Sunday session to draw inspiration from the Cartoon Museum!

Host: Jason Atomic

Tickets:
£15 in advance via Cartoon Museum
£20 on the door
Book here

Free paper and art materials thanks to GreatArt.

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