I’VE BEEN LUCKY enough ever since 2020 to have regular cartoon illustrations in the Daily Mail newspaper. The City and Finance pages have generally commissioned a cartoon to illustrate their articles when reporting on either the National Budget or on any of Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak‘s Spending Reviews in either July or November. The business editorial team also like to make cameo appearances in the rather busy cartoons.
The cartoons go through several rough stages for approval and amendment before creating the finished inked artwork and then they’re scanned in for colouring in either Adobe Photoshop or Procreate (which is quite handy, on an iPad, sitting in front of the television while you work!). Below, you can see just some of the paper and the stages during the production of one the Daily Mail cartoons.
It is always a great pleasure seeing one’s work published on paper and, even more so, in a national newspaper. And it is exciting working with the cut and thrust of journalism deadlines and swiftly-changing news stories.
Will Boris Johnson make a comeback? (Answer at present: No.) How will the media cover this? Whatever they do, they ought to avoid making it boring. A lot of publications and websites stick to the tried (and tired) and tested formula of slapping down text and a stock photo or clip art graphic. The right […]
CARTOONS IN NEWSPAPERS and other magazines and publications is still a requirement in this digital day and age. And, of course, their digital offshoots in websites and social media are often a lot more vibrant interesting with a cartoon or caricature illustration strategically placed. I was lucky enough to be commissioned by the Daily Mail […]
Cartoons for Magazines IT MIGHT SEEM a bit odd to be talking of supplying cartoons for magazines in this digital day and age, but for ‘magazines’ you can substitute ‘text’. Anywhere where there is a lot of text and where a stock photo simply won’t do, a cartoon illustration, professionally drawn, will always ‘draw’ (excuse […]