Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Topical cartoon: Horsing around

The horsemeat scandal doesn't seem to be going away any time soon. I drew this last week to accompany a newspaper story about testing for horsemeat in Kent schools. 

This is one of those subjects that seems to have caught people's imaginations as far as jokes are concerned, and there has been a plethora of horsemeat gags on Twitter. I wrote a piece on the rise of Twitter jokes, and how it means cartoonists are having to up their game, for the Procartoonists blog. You can read it here.

2 comments:

  1. Lol I have been slow to comment on the Horse Meat scandal but I rectified that yesterday. I must admit some of the jokes have been good and must have supplied you with a wealth of material. I have just spent a pleasant time going through your blog I must come back more often. Don

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  2. >> "some of the jokes have been good and must have supplied you with a wealth of material"

    Yes, some of them have been very good, Don, but cartoonists have to think of jokes that are *different* ... that's the hard bit! Otherwise they get accused of a lack of originality or, worse, plagiarism.

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