The History of the Cartoon – with Live Drawing!
Friday 8 October
Lord Leycester Hospital
In his early career, Harry formed a touring theatre company, bringing new plays to audiences in rural Wales. He is now an award-winning writer and strip cartoonist. He provided The Guardian with the strip Clare in the Community for 25 years. His Radio 4 sitcom of the same name ran for 12 series, and there are plans for the character to return in one-off specials.
In this talk, Harry will trace the history of the cartoon from early practitioners, like Cruickshank and Hogarth, to more contemporary artists such as Giles and Schulz, bringing events right up to date with cartoons produced fresh on the page that day.
Yes, Harry will be drawing live! Prepare to hear some tricks of his trade, learn where to put eyebrows for maximum effect, and discover exactly what the eskimo brothers said in The Funniest Joke Ever (possibly).