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1914 Day By Day Cartoons

June 2014

THE CARTOON MUSEUM, LONDON / BBC RADIO 4, 1914 DAY BY DAY SHOW

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Image credit: World War One Begins, 1914. Image credit: Steve Bell. Copyright Steve Bell 2014/All Rights Reserved e.mail: belltoons@ntlworld.com tel: 00 44 (0)1273 500664

1914 Day By Day Cartoons

Image credit: World War One Begins, 1914. Image credit: Steve Bell. Copyright Steve Bell 2014/All Rights Reserved e.mail: belltoons@ntlworld.com tel: 00 44 (0)1273 500664

In the weeks leading to August 2014, twelve cartoonists and graphic artists responded as if in real time to the events that happened across the world one hundred years ago, as the world was heading to war  – view all here.

Artists include Steve Bell (Guardian), Peter Brookes (The Times), Steven Camley (Glasgow Herald), Kate Charlesworth (The Cartoon History of Time), Achim Greser & Heribert Lenz (Frankfurter Allegemeine), John McCrea & Ferg Handley (Marvel/Lucasfilm& Marvel/Commando), Jon McNaught (Dockwood), Woodrow Phoenix (Rumble Strip), Zoom Rockman (The Zoom!), Posy Simmonds (Tamara Drewe), Ralph Steadman (New Statesman), and Alan Cowsill & Lalit Kumar Sharma  (The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Marvel).

Their illustrated commentary on the issues and incidents of the day as relations between the great powers deteriorated into war was documented on the BBC Radio 4, 1914 Day by Day and 14–18 NOW website. The cartoons were published online and distributed via social media, bringing home to a new audience the frightening speed with which global war can descend.

Running alongside this was a series on BBC Radio 4, 1914 Day by Day, in which Professor Margaret MacMillan (The War That Ended Peace) chronicled the weeks leading up to Britain’s entry into the conflict. Each week, two cartoonists reacted to the events of one hundred years ago through the prism of what we now know.

The original works were exhibited at The Cartoon Museum beside the exhibition Never Again – The First World War in Cartoon and Comic Art (11 June-19 October 2014). Please visit cartoonmuseum.org

Read coverage of project cartoonist Lalit Kumar Sharma‘s trip to Brighton to share his comic inspired by letters written by Indian soldiers recuperating in Brighton Pavilion.

Co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW and The Cartoon Museum in association with BBC Radio 4.

Dates, Times & Locations

The Cartoon Museum

35 Little Russell Street
London
WC1A 2HH

Online here at 1418NOW.org.uk

 

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