Comic Creators Project at the Cartoon Museum

Comic Creators Project at the Cartoon Museum The Comic Creators Project enables the Cartoon Museum to purchase and exhibit a large number of original pages of comic artwork by British artists.
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The Cartoon Museum is the only museum in Britain dedicated to collecting and displaying original British cartoons and comics. Over the last ten years, thanks mainly to the generosity of many artists and artists’ families, the Cartoon Museum’s collection of original comic artwork has grown. However there remains a number of significant gaps which are only bridged by loans from artists and private collectors. The Comic Creators project will enable the museum to purchase a large number original pieces of comic artwork for the Cartoon Museum collection and develop exhibitions, activities and events which will share Britain’s comic heritage with a wider public, not just in London but across the country.The Cartoon Museum is delighted to announce that it has been awarded £164,300 for its Comic Creators project by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The project is part of HLF’s £5m funding package to a range of museums, libraries and archives across the UK. Under HLF’s Collecting Cultures programme, 23 organisations, from Glasgow down to Brighton, will be able to enhance the scope of their collections and the Cartoon Museum is one of them.

Operating as usual

Once again we have had to close due to Lockdown 2. See the Cartoon Museum's website for updates: cartoonmuseum.orgTake c...
09/11/2020

Once again we have had to close due to Lockdown 2. See the Cartoon Museum's website for updates: cartoonmuseum.org
Take care of yourselves, and we hope to see you soon.

The Cartoon Museum
21/09/2020

The Cartoon Museum

We have now reopened, and we are so happy to welcome you back!
Our new opening times are Thu 11.00 - 20.00 / Fri, Sat and Sun 11.00-4.00pm

Find out more: https://www.cartoonmuseum.org/visit

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04/09/2020
The Cartoon Museum

We're back, from 17th September. Open Thursdays 11am-8pm, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 11am-4pm.

The Cartoon Museum is reopening its doors on the 17th of September 2020!
Watch the full statement from our director Joe Sullivan.
Before you come, please check out our new opening times here: http://ow.ly/YNLv50BialG

#thecartoonmuseum #museumreopening #reopening #cartoon #comicuk

The Cartoon Museum
07/05/2020

The Cartoon Museum

David Lloyd (b.1950)
V for Vendetta, 1989
India ink on paper

V for Vendetta is one of the best-known graphic novels in the world, by writer Alan Moore and artist Lloyd. Set in a near-future dystopia, the anarchist V fights against a fascist UK government, using methods as questionable as those employed by his enemies. Originally serialised in the UK magazine Warrior from 1982-85, it was published as a graphic novel by DC Comics' Vertigo imprint in 1989.
A much-abridged version was released as a movie in 2006. The V mask -initially sold as a movie souvenir- is frequently seen covering the faces of protesters these days in the real world.

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Comic Creators Project at the Cartoon Museum
01/05/2020

Comic Creators Project at the Cartoon Museum

Comic Creators Project at the Cartoon Museum's cover photo
01/05/2020

Comic Creators Project at the Cartoon Museum's cover photo

Viz Comic on Twitter
01/05/2020
Viz Comic on Twitter

Viz Comic on Twitter

“Here's your link for this week's free Viz download: https://t.co/B0DdReRuyz (It'll probably take a few minutes to get your reply, so go and make a cup of tea or something).”

Comics Laureate Hannah Berry Announces UK Comics Creator Survey to Gather Information on the Comics Landscape in 2020
01/05/2020
Comics Laureate Hannah Berry Announces UK Comics Creator Survey to Gather Information on the Comics Landscape in 2020

Comics Laureate Hannah Berry Announces UK Comics Creator Survey to Gather Information on the Comics Landscape in 2020

We’ve been aware for a while that current British Comics Laureate Hannah Berry was working on a UK Comics Creator Survey as an information-seeking exercise to continue to support and champion the evolution of the form in the UK. Berry, of course, is a...

The Cartoon Museum
01/05/2020

The Cartoon Museum

Dan Dare by Frank Hampson (1918-1985)
Eagle, 1958. India ink and watercolour on paper

In 1949 Frank Hampson and Rev. Marcus Morris came up with the idea for a new children’s comic, The Eagle. Its most popular strip was Hampson’s creation Dan Dare, Pilot of the Future. It ran from 1950 to 1967 and was dramatised seven times a week on Radio Luxembourg (1951-1956). Dan Dare was characterized by its long, complex storylines, snappy dialogue, and the meticulous illustrations of Hampson.

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You can support us during our closure by:
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The Cartoon Museum
01/05/2020

The Cartoon Museum

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUBCVAd2aio
Cartoonist Steven Appleby interview.
Director: Daniel Christophersen Director of Photography: Sam McGrath Sound Recordist: Oscar Albert Music by: Daniel Johnson Editor: Daniel Christophersen

Watch Steven’s film to discover the materials and processes he uses to create his work. Part of our Dear Mr Poole exhibition now available free online, just go to our website: https://www.cartoonmuseum.org/

@BBCFOUR @bbcarts #MuseumFromHome #cartoonmuseum #ukcartoons #ukcomics

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“I have a determination to establish the British comic paper as a valuable artform and a source of history.”-Denis Giffo...
16/02/2018
Denis Gifford: a Source of History

“I have a determination to establish the British comic paper as a valuable artform and a source of history.”-Denis Gifford quoted in Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature Volume 2, p.913.
Read more about him in this new blog post by Richard Crouch from the Comic Creators Project.

19/01/2018
The Cartoon Museum

The Cartoon Museum

Yes! It has finally happened! Episode 2 of Conversations at the Cartoon Museum is out! Follow our Youtube channel to stay updated! In this episode, Tim Pilcher interviews Dave Gibbons on the behind-the-scenes of how comics work! Full of humour and amazing tips for aspiring comic artists, this one is not an episode to miss!

Read our new blog post on the Great Ken Reid!
17/11/2017
SPOTLIGHT ON THE GREAT KEN REID (1919-1987)

Read our new blog post on the Great Ken Reid!

Fans of British comics have given a resounding cheer for the publication of Faceache: The First Hundred Scrunges, by the great Ken Reid, on 30 November 2017, which collects his excellent and much-a…

11/11/2017
Conversations at the Cartoon Museum 1

In this new and exciting project, the Cartoon Museum will discuss highlights of our collections (comics&cartoons) with museum staff and guests. First up, an interview with curator of the Comics Gallery and head of the HLF Comic Creators Project, Steve Marchant on the amazing Jack Kirby!

A new and exciting project where the Cartoon Museum will discuss highlights of our collections with museum staff and guests.

Nice blog post! And we have recently acquired artwork from Orion, Dick Hercules, and other early Jordan strips that will...
08/09/2017
The Cartoon Museum

Nice blog post! And we have recently acquired artwork from Orion, Dick Hercules, and other early Jordan strips that will be displayed later this year at the Comics Gallery!

Need something to read on your way home? Why not try our blog? Lia de Souza Sanchez has written a very informative piece about the comic strip Jeff Hawke, today's highlight from the Daily Funnies Exhibit!

If you have some time check out this post on Pop and stop by the Cartoon Museum's Daily Funnies Exhibition!
02/09/2017
The Cartoon Museum

If you have some time check out this post on Pop and stop by the Cartoon Museum's Daily Funnies Exhibition!

Today's cartoon highlight from the "Daily Funnies: An Exhibition of Strip Cartoons" is Pop! Learn more about this strip in our new blog.

The Cartoon Museum is currently showing an amazing exhibition on comic strips: The Daily Funnies! Check out this blog po...
16/08/2017
Modesty Blaise

The Cartoon Museum is currently showing an amazing exhibition on comic strips: The Daily Funnies! Check out this blog post about Modesty Blaise and pop into the museum to check th original artwork of Holdaway and Burns!

By MAWalker In 1963 one of the most enduring characters of British cartoon strips came to life by the hand of writer Peter O’Donnell and artist Jim Holdaway. The name, Modesty Blaise. The profession,...

Stranger than Fiction: Comics and Cartoons About Real Life
28/06/2017
Stranger than Fiction: Comics and Cartoons About Real Life

Stranger than Fiction: Comics and Cartoons About Real Life

By Emma K. Shibley If you’ve ever sat at a desk with a piece of paper in front of you, chances are you’ve spent a moment (…or two) doodling in the margins. After all, it can be great fun to caricature...

Stranger than Fiction: Comics and Cartoons About Real Life
28/06/2017
Stranger than Fiction: Comics and Cartoons About Real Life

Stranger than Fiction: Comics and Cartoons About Real Life

By Emma K. Shibley If you’ve ever sat at a desk with a piece of paper in front of you, chances are you’ve spent a moment (…or two) doodling in the margins. After all, it can be great fun to caricature...

There still time! Join the HLF Comic Creators Project at the Cartoon Museum in London! Learn more about comics while you...
05/05/2017
Comic Creators Project Volunteer Vacancy

There still time! Join the HLF Comic Creators Project at the Cartoon Museum in London! Learn more about comics while you get valuable work experience and a new set of skills! Deadline May 14th!

Comics Creators Project Volunteer Cartoon Museum Employment status: Volunteer , 2 days per week, 10.00am – 5.30pm for 6 months Salary: Unpaid [travel expenses up to £8 per day reimbursed] Purpose o…

In Memoriam: Leo Baxendale by Martin Baxendale.
28/04/2017
In Memoriam: Leo Baxendale by Martin Baxendale

In Memoriam: Leo Baxendale by Martin Baxendale.

As a cartoonist myself, I have to say that Leo was an impossible act to follow. His drawings were always both very, very funny and sublimely well drawn – Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel c…

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The Cartoon Museum is the only museum in Britain dedicated to collecting and displaying original British cartoon and comic art. Over the last fourteen years, the Cartoon Museum’s collection of original comic artwork has grown. This is complemented by loans from artists and private collectors. The Comic Creators project has enabled the museum to purchase a large number original pieces of comic artwork for the Cartoon Museum collection and develop exhibitions, activities and events which share Britain’s comic heritage with a wider public, not just in London but across the country. In 2015, the Cartoon Museum was awarded £164,300 for its Comic Creators Project by the National Heritage Lottery Fund (NHLF). The project is part of NHLF’s £5m funding package to a range of museums, libraries and archives across the UK.

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