Friday, 4 June 2010

Daily Rowson #1: Smug pig

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This past week, I've spent much of my time compiling a catalogue of all Martin Rowson's illustrations for New Humanist, from 2002 right up to the current issue. That's over 150 cartoons, many of which I'd never seen before so, as cataloguing tasks go, it's certainly been one of the more entertaining (although I've never worked for Argos, so I can't say for sure).

I suspect most of you, like me, will never have seen the majority of these cartoons, especially those from several years ago. Thankfully, you'll have the opportunity to see them all next week, when our exhibition opens at the Menier Gallery in London (8-12 June), with the opportunity to buy one at our charity auction Tuesday 8 June (download a PDF invitation here).

But for those of you who can't make it to the exhibition, or as a sneak peek for those that can, I thought I'd put up a daily cartoon from the archive over the course of the next week, based on those that made me laugh the most while I was putting the catalogue together. First up, here's Martin's 2004 take on the dietary restrictions contained in certain holy texts.


myoot said...

Awesome! Hehe!