Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Cinema cartoon coming at ya

"Wow! The devastating satire on the failure of the American dream just LEAPS out of the screen at you!"

I haven't seen the new Gatsby, but I'm baffled by the idea of it being in 3D and I'm wondering if they have put in some kind of aerial chase scene. Every film I see with my kids has a scene, or several, involving falling from planes or climbing cliffs, cranes etc. It's getting old.

This can be seen in glorious 2D in the new issue of Prospect magazine.

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Monday, June 17, 2013

Spectator cartoon: Masked humour

I drew this months ago but coincidentally it appears in print (in the current Spectator magazine) in the same week that I saw a film screened live in a cinema for the first time.

The joke is a dig at your typical noisy mulitplex customer, but they're unlikely to be seen at a play so in fact it was very enjoyable (it's just the old cartoonist cynicism at work again). We saw the National Theatre Live screening of The Audience, with Helen Mirren. Of course, it'll never match the experience of the real thing, but if you can't make it/afford it, it's the next best thing. Sadly, during the performance we saw she did not berate any gay drummers.

Here's another "theatre masks" cartoon from a couple of years ago.

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