Conference Cartoons for City Company
LAST NOVEMBER I was booked to be on site to draw conference cartoons for a well-known City management consultancy. You may well ask “What ARE conference cartoons?” This is a regular requirement by companies when they are having meetings to discuss strategy, formulate new policies or to plan the marketing of new products. As well as each delegate taking down copious written notes, the cartoonist is there to ILLUSTRATE the main points of the conference to make the event instantly memorable. These cartoons are usually done on flipchart size post-it notes which are stuck on the walls around the meeting. But they can be done on large boards or even previously supplied walls.
Some cartoonists refer to this activity as ‘visualising’ or ‘graphic scribing’ and ‘ sure there are many other ways of describing it, but ‘Conference Cartooning’ seems to say it all to me.
With a little advance information about the content, I am on the spot listening very hard to business-style speeches full of phrases and terminology not often heard around my household. I’m sure it would be appreciated if I could “deliver sustainable performance improvement” around here! Each speaker is addressing (there – I’m obviously in the mood!) a different concern and it is my job to come up distinct illustrations around these themes.
The reason that I am writing about this event now is that the company were so pleased that they are booking me for another conference in October. I was equally chuffed to see that they used the last cartoons in a printed booklet after the last event (see below). With my background in providing caricatures, cartoons and illustrations to magazines and newspapers, it is still as exciting as it ever was, to see my work in print.
I’m hoping that the job in October goes just as successfully, even though the topic and format will be somewhat different.
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