Jul
7
to Aug 26

The Cartoon Museum Summer Workshops 2021

  • The Cartoon Museum
  • ICS

Places on all workshops are limited, so advance booking is essential.

All workshops are for children aged 8-14 and cost £12 per person attending, including sessions held online.

Any children attending 2 separate sessions at the museum on the same day must be collected at lunchtime so the classroom can be made ready for the afternoon workshop.

For online workshops, bookings will be closed at 3pm on the day before each one. A Zoom link and free worksheet will be emailed to all participants later that day.


Covid Safety Measures

Our learning space and materials are sanitised before and after each session, and children will be asked to use our hand gel at the beginning.

Masks do not need to be worn but it is perfectly alright to do so.

Children will be sat 1 metre+ apart, and we are limiting room capacity by 50%, so there will only be 16 present at any time.

We are happy to discuss any individual concerns. Contact our Learning Officer:

learning@0754rl.com

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Create a Comic Strip
Jul
27
to Aug 24

Create a Comic Strip

  • The Cartoon Museum
  • ICS

July 27, 11am - 12.30pm | Aug 12, 11am - 12.30pm | Aug 24, 2pm - 3.30pm

Learn how to design your own cartoon characters and then draw them in a one-page comic strip story. Great for beginners, and fun for those with a little more experience.

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Monsters
Jul
27
to Aug 24

Monsters

  • The Cartoon Museum
  • ICS

July 27, 2 - 3.30pm | Aug 18, 2 - 3.30pm | Aug 24, 11 - 12.30pm

Vampires, zombies, witches and weirdos, dentists… scary creatures can be fun in cartoons, so we’re going mix humour with horror in a creepy comic strip for ghastly guys and ghoulish girls.

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Manga Beginners
Jul
28
to Aug 12

Manga Beginners

  • The Cartoon Museum
  • ICS

July 28, 2 - 3.30pm | Aug 12, 2 - 3.30pm

If you’re new to the world of Japanese comics, or if you love manga and anime characters and would like to create your own, here’s where you’ll learn how to draw faces, expressions, bodies and clothing.

Free worksheet: a page of lightly-printed blank character templates.

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Classic Beano
Jul
28
to Aug 10

Classic Beano

  • The Cartoon Museum
  • ICS

July 28, 11am - 12.30pm | Aug 10th, 11am - 12.30pm

The longest-running weekly comic in the world has given us loads of classic comic characters. Learn how to draw some favourites and then design your own Beano front cover. And there’s a free Beano comic for all taking part!

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Dynamic Superheroes & Dastardly Villains
Jul
29
to Aug 25

Dynamic Superheroes & Dastardly Villains

  • The Cartoon Museum
  • ICS

July 29, 11am - 12.30pm | Aug 10, 2 - 3.30pm | Aug 25, 2 - 3.30pm

With Black Widow at the cinema and Loki on TV, it’s a great time for superhero fans. If you like drawing superheroes and villains, we’ll show you how to draw some favourites in dynamic and dramatic poses that will get your artwork noticed!

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Create a Comic Strip Online
Jul
29
to Aug 25

Create a Comic Strip Online

  • ICS

July 29, 2 - 3.30pm | Aug 11, 2 - 3.30pm | Aug 25, 11 - 12.30pm

Online event

Learn how to design your own cartoon characters and then draw them in a one-page comic strip story. Great for beginners, and fun for those with a little more experience.

Free worksheet: a page of blank comic panels for the final exercise.

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Beano 2021
Aug
3
to Aug 18

Beano 2021

  • The Cartoon Museum
  • ICS

Aug 3, 11am - 12.30pm | Aug 18, 11am - 12.30pm

Over the last few years, Beano has introduced some popular new characters. Learn how to draw Dangerous Dan and other new favourites, and then design your own Beano front cover. And there’s a free Beano comic for all taking part!

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Animal Antics
Aug
3
to Aug 26

Animal Antics

  • The Cartoon Museum
  • ICS

Aug 3, 2 - 3.30pm | Aug 26, 2 - 3.30pm

Animals that walk and talk like people have been cartoon favourites for over 100 years. Let’s look at some classics and create some new ones for the future in a one-page comic strip.

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Make a Mini Comic
Aug
4
to Aug 17

Make a Mini Comic

  • The Cartoon Museum
  • ICS

Aug 4, 11am - 12.30pm | Aug 17, 11am - 12.30pm

Lots of comic creators got started by making mini-comics. Steve Marchant shows you how to create your own characters and draw them into a special booklet that you'll easily be able to make copies of to give to your friends.

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Who are YOU?
Aug
4
to Aug 26

Who are YOU?

  • The Cartoon Museum
  • ICS

Aug 11, 11am - 12.30pm | Aug 19, 11am - 12.30pm | Aug 26, 11am - 12.30pm

What if you became a cartoon character? Cartoonist Steve Marchant will draw you in a funny cartoon style and teach you how to create your own autobiographical strip.

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Manga Advanced
Aug
5
to Aug 17

Manga Advanced

  • The Cartoon Museum
  • ICS

Aug 5, 11am - 12.30pm | Aug 17, 2 - 3.30pm

Japanese comics are drawn in many different styles, so we’ll be trying a few of the most popular, creating our own character, and then featuring them in a page of manga artwork.

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Manga Online
Aug
5
to Aug 19

Manga Online

  • The Cartoon Museum
  • ICS

Aug 5, 2 - 3.30pm | Aug 19, 2 - 3.30pm

Online event

We’ll be looking at the basics of drawing manga, creating our own character, and then featuring them in a page of manga artwork.

Free worksheet: a page of blank manga panels for the final exercise.

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Flames of Amazonia: Can Comic Stories Help Defend Our Forests?
Jul
29
7:00 PM19:00

Flames of Amazonia: Can Comic Stories Help Defend Our Forests?

  • The Cartoon Museum
  • ICS

This is a Free event but booking is required.

The Amazon is burning like never before. Intense pressures such as industrial cattle ranching, logging, and mining are destroying Brazil's forests - the Lungs of the Earth, and the sacred home of indigenous peoples. But how can artists join the efforts to defend our burning rainforests? Find out by joining us for the launch of '’! The sequel in this unique comic book series about the epic battle to save the world from the climate crisis.

The event includes:

1. A short talk and Q&A about the story, characters, and science of our comic, and the power of art to change the world.

2. Info about our youth cartoon competition, using the power of art to impact the COP26 climate summit, and amplify the voices of the indigenous defenders of the forest.

3. Book-signing.


There will also be an opportunity to visit the gallery of The Cartoon Museum - a wonderful display of comics and political cartoons through the centuries (note this requires purchase of separate ticket which you can purchase : ).

While our comics are mainly aimed at young adults, teens, and kids aged 9+, please consider joining us whatever your age, because you're never too old to play your part in saving the planet!

Twitter: @ComicRenegades

Doors open: 6pm

Talk starts: 7pm

Finish: 7:50 pm

Where: Cartoon Museum, London

*This is a Free event but advance booking is required. To visit the museum, you’ll need to buy a general admission ticket at the museum or .

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Panel Discussions: Natasha Natarajan and Rachael House
Jun
26
6:00 PM18:00

Panel Discussions: Natasha Natarajan and Rachael House

  • ICS

Join Natasha and Rachael for a live discussion following their day working on a collaborative comic at The Cartoon Museum.

Online event
£8.50

Natasha Natarajan is currently exhibiting at The Cartoon Museum in our 'In Focus' space. She recently published her first collection of cartoons FML Comics which evolved from a compilation of autobiographical comic strips and describes it as 'an opportunity to be inside the mind of a 20-something British-Indian woman navigating the 21st century'

Rachael House is a UK artist who makes events, objects, performances, drawings and zines. Events have been curtailed over the past year, and drawing has taken centre stage, with her first book, Resistance Sustenance Protection, published in May 2021. Rachael House’s work focuses on feminist and queer politics and resistant histories/herstories, aiming to reach as many like-minded people as possible, inside and outside of the art world. Rachael House’s work has been commissioned by Queer Circles, Flying Leaps, Peckham Platform, De La Warr Pavilion, Pittsburgh Center for The Arts, Grundy Art Gallery Blackpool, V&A Queer and Now amongst others.

You can find Rachael on social media here: 

Zoom link to attend will be sent closer to the time of the event

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Panel Discussions: Natasha Natarajan and Rob Bidder
Jun
19
6:00 PM18:00

Panel Discussions: Natasha Natarajan and Rob Bidder

  • ICS

Join Natasha and Rob for a live discussion following their day working on a collaborative comic at The Cartoon Museum.

Online event
£8.50

Natasha Natarajan is currently exhibiting at The Cartoon Museum in our 'In Focus' space. She recently published her first collection of cartoons FML Comics which evolved from a compilation of autobiographical comic strips and describes it as 'an opportunity to be inside the mind of a 20-something British-Indian woman navigating the 21st century'

Rob Bidder Rob Bidder is an artist who has worked in many mediums including video, performance, drawing, music and puppetry, but in the last few years has been making comics almost exclusively. He made the weekly comic Body Squabbles for Wellcome Collection for 3 years, a comic about emotions, the body and human interaction.

You can see the result of a previous Panel Discussion by Rob and Natasha here:  and follow Rob here: 

Zoom link to attend will be sent closer to the time of the event

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Panel by Panel Discussions: Natasha Natarajan and Jenny Robins
Jun
5
6:00 PM18:00

Panel by Panel Discussions: Natasha Natarajan and Jenny Robins

  • ICS

Join Natasha and Jenny for a live discussion following their day working on a collaborative comic at The Cartoon Museum.

Online event
£8.50

Natasha Natarajan is currently exhibiting at The Cartoon Museum in our 'In Focus' space. She recently published her first collection of cartoons FML Comics which evolved from a compilation of autobiographical comic strips and describes it as 'an opportunity to be inside the mind of a 20-something British-Indian woman navigating the 21st century'

Jenny Robins' graphic novel of interweaving stories “Biscuits (Assorted)” won the 2018 Myriad First Graphic Novel prize and has been described by Comics Laureate Stephen Holland as “ a delicious, grin-inducing joy – as well as one of the most effortlessly accessible and all-inclusive celebrations of friendships that I’ve ever been blessed to stumble across.”  She is an illustrator and art teacher based in North London, whose previous short comics work had appeared in Solipsistic Pop, Dirty Rotten Comics and Meanwhile... She is interested in wry and whimsical realism, collage and has a small grey cat called Muesli.

You can follow Jenny  and see their existing Panel Discussion

 Zoom link to attend will be sent closer to the time of the event

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Beano
Jun
4
1:30 PM13:30

Beano

  • ICS

Online Event / Suitable for children 8+ / £12

Over the last few years, Beano has introduced some popular new characters. Learn how to draw some new favourites and then design your own Beano front cover.

Free worksheet: A blank Beano cover design sheet for the final exercise.

Zoom link to join will be sent out closer to the time of the event

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More Manga
Jun
4
11:00 AM11:00

More Manga

  • ICS

Online Event / Suitable for children 8+ / £12

Japanese comics are drawn in many different styles, so we’ll be trying a few of the most popular, creating our own character, and then featuring them in a page of manga artwork.

Free worksheet: a page of blank manga panels for the final exercise.

Zoom link to join will be sent out closer to the time of the event

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Beano
Jun
2
1:30 PM13:30

Beano

  • ICS

Online Event / Suitable for children 8+ / £12

The longest-running weekly comic in the world has given us loads of classic comic characters. Learn how to draw some favourites and then design your own Beano front cover.

Free worksheet: A blank Beano cover design sheet for the final exercise.

Zoom link to join will be sent out closer to the time of the event

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Manga for Beginners
Jun
2
11:00 AM11:00

Manga for Beginners

  • ICS

Online Event / Suitable for children 8+ / £12

If you’re new to the world of Japanese comics, or if you love manga and anime characters and would like to create your own, here’s where you’ll learn how to draw faces, expressions, bodies and clothing.

Free worksheet: a page of lightly-printed blank character templates.

Zoom link to join will be sent out closer to the time of the event

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Create a Comic Strip
Jun
1
11:00 AM11:00

Create a Comic Strip

  • ICS

Online Event / Suitable for children 8+ / £12

Learn how to design your own cartoon characters and then draw them in a one-page comic strip story. Great for beginners, and fun for those with a little more experience.

Free worksheet: a page of blank comic panels for the final exercise.

Zoom link to join will be sent out closer to the time of the event

Comments on our Easter workshops
“My daughter really enjoyed the workshop, she learned lots about drawing techniques.”
“My two boys aged 11 and 8 thought it was brilliant.”

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In conversation with David Lloyd
May
21
6:30 PM18:30

In conversation with David Lloyd

  • ICS

Join David Lloyd - Illustrator of V for Vendetta and founder of the award-winning web comic Aces Weekly - in conversation with Steve Marchant, discussing the legacy of V and the changing nature of comics over the last 30 years.

Price: £10.00

Online event (Zoom link will be sent out closer to the time)

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Brush Up! #3 – What’s the Deal? Contracts, Negotiation and Publishing Models
Apr
21
8:00 PM20:00

Brush Up! #3 – What’s the Deal? Contracts, Negotiation and Publishing Models

  • ICS

Free online event

How can you get the best deal for your comic book or graphic novel? What types of publishing models exist for comics creators, and which one is right for you?

Learn more about what to expect in your contract, what types of publishing models exist and how to negotiate better to empower yourself as a creator. Four panellists will come together to discuss all this and more, including Derek Brazell (Association of Illustrators), Emma Hayley (SelfMadeHero) and Elizabeth Haylett Clark (SoA advisor), chaired by comics creator and editor Olivia Hicks.

The session will be aimed at comics creators but open to all types of writers and illustrators.

This is the third of six sessions in the Brush Up! event series in association with The Cartoon Museum and the SoA .

This is an online FREE event but you will need to register in advance. To find out more or register, please click the button below.

Header image © Woodrow Phoenix

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Let's Draw The Beano!
Apr
16
1:30 PM13:30

Let's Draw The Beano!

  • ICS

Learn how to draw your favourite Beano characters, and design your own Beano front cover!

Online Event / Suitable for ages 8+ / £12

The longest-running weekly comic in the world has given us loads of classic comic characters. Learn how to draw some favourites and then design your own Beano front cover.

Free worksheet: A blank Beano cover design sheet for the final exercise.

The workshop will be held via zoom and led by a professional cartoon tutor from The Cartoon Museum. Zoom links will be sent ahead of the workshop.

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Manga
Apr
16
11:00 AM11:00

Manga

  • ICS

Try a few of the most popular Japanese comic styles and create your own character on a page of manga art!

Online Event / Suitable for ages 8+ / £12

Japanese comics are drawn in many different styles, so we’ll be trying a few of the most popular, creating our own character, and then featuring them in a page of manga artwork.

Free worksheet: a page of blank manga panels for the final exercise.

The workshop will be held via zoom and led by a professional cartoon tutor from The Cartoon Museum. Zoom links will be sent ahead of the workshop.

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Let's Draw Superheroes!
Apr
15
1:30 PM13:30

Let's Draw Superheroes!

  • ICS

Learn to draw fan-favourite superheroes - and invent your own!

Online Event / Suitable for ages 8+ / £12

Superheroes have never been more popular, so here’s where you can learn how to draw a few favourites and invent a brand new one of your own.

Free worksheet: A blank comic-cover design sheet for the final exercise.

The workshop will be held via zoom and led by a professional cartoon tutor from The Cartoon Museum. Zoom links will be sent ahead of the workshop.

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Create A Comic
Apr
15
11:00 AM11:00

Create A Comic

  • ICS

Design your own cartoon characters and comic strip story!

Online Event / Suitable for ages 8+ / £12

Learn how to design your own cartoon characters and then draw them in a one-page comic strip story. Great for beginners, and fun for those with a little more experience.

Free worksheet: a page of blank comic panels for the final exercise.

The workshop will be held via zoom and led by a professional cartoon tutor from The Cartoon Museum. Zoom links will be sent ahead of the workshop.

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Let's Draw The Beano!
Apr
9
1:30 PM13:30

Let's Draw The Beano!

  • ICS

Learn how to draw your favourite Beano characters, and design your own Beano front cover!

Online Event / Suitable for ages 8+ / £12

The longest-running weekly comic in the world has given us loads of classic comic characters. Learn how to draw some favourites and then design your own Beano front cover.

Free worksheet: A blank Beano cover design sheet for the final exercise.

The workshop will be held via zoom and led by a professional cartoon tutor from The Cartoon Museum. Zoom links will be sent ahead of the workshop.

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Manga
Apr
9
11:00 AM11:00

Manga

  • ICS

Try a few of the most popular Japanese comic styles and create your own character on a page of manga art!

Online Event / Suitable for ages 8+ / £12

Japanese comics are drawn in many different styles, so we’ll be trying a few of the most popular, creating our own character, and then featuring them in a page of manga artwork.

Free worksheet: a page of blank manga panels for the final exercise.

The workshop will be held via zoom and led by a professional cartoon tutor from The Cartoon Museum. Zoom links will be sent ahead of the workshop.

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Let's Draw Superheroes!
Apr
8
1:30 PM13:30

Let's Draw Superheroes!

  • ICS

Learn to draw fan-favourite superheroes - and invent your own!

Online Event / Suitable for ages 8+ / £12

Superheroes have never been more popular, so here’s where you can learn how to draw a few favourites and invent a brand new one of your own.

Free worksheet: A blank comic-cover design sheet for the final exercise.

The workshop will be held via zoom and led by a professional cartoon tutor from The Cartoon Museum. Zoom links will be sent ahead of the workshop.

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Create A Comic
Apr
8
11:00 AM11:00

Create A Comic

  • ICS

Design your own cartoon characters and comic strip story!

Online Event / Suitable for ages 8+ / £12

Learn how to design your own cartoon characters and then draw them in a one-page comic strip story. Great for beginners, and fun for those with a little more experience.

Free worksheet: a page of blank comic panels for the final exercise.

The workshop will be held via zoom and led by a professional cartoon tutor from The Cartoon Museum. Zoom links will be sent ahead of the workshop.

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Staying in Character: How to Protect Yourself and Your Characters
Dec
9
8:00 PM20:00

Staying in Character: How to Protect Yourself and Your Characters

  • The Cartoon Museum
  • ICS
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Ever wondered how to protect the characters you have created in your books, cartoons, comics or graphic novels? Or been worried as to whether you can use real people or existing characters that you don’t own in your work?

Join us for an in-depth session on using characters and real people in your work, as well as how to avoid the pitfalls and protect your own creations. With years of legal and practical experience, SoA Chief Executive Nicola Solomon will be in conversation with Joe Sullivan, Director of Cartoon Museum, offering an overview of using characters and real people, including copyright defamation, privacy, trademarks and more.

The session will be aimed at comics creators but open to all types of writers and illustrators who are using characters in their work.

Booking

Free event. Book your place (Clik on RSVP Here: “Going” to register)

This is the first of six sessions in the Brush Up! event series in association with the Cartoon Museum and the SoA Comics Creators Network. More details to come.

Header image © Woodrow Phoenix


Send your questions in advance

If you would like to send questions in advance, email comics@societyofauthors.org with ‘Industry Insider – 9 Dec’ in the subject header. We will prioritise questions sent in advance and try to answer as many as we can from the audience on the day.


What will this session cover?

  • Protecting and using characters, including in fan fiction

  • An overview of copyright law

  • Exceptions for parody and pastiche

  • ‘Passing off’

  • How and when to use trademarks

  • Using real people – including defamation and privacy


Who is this session for?

This session is aimed at comics creators and graphic novelists of all types – whether your work is for adults, young adults or children – as well as other authors, artists and storytellers.


Programme

  • 5 minutes: Welcome and general outline of character usage and copyright law

  • 35 minutes: Q&A with Joe Sullivan and Nicola Solomon on using and protecting characters, including questions sent in advance

  • 10 minutes: Live questions from the audience

  • 5 minutes: Summary and closing comments

If you would like to send questions for Dean Atta in advance, email Nadia Bonini with ‘Dean Atta – Question’ in the subject header. We will prioritise questions sent in advance and try to answer as many as we can from the audience on the day.


The line-up

Joe Sullivan – Director, The Cartoon Museum

Joe Sullivan is the Director of The Cartoon Museum, and Chair of the London Museums Group. He joined The Cartoon Museum in January 2020, after holding various roles at the Natural History Museum, Royal Air Force Museum, The Grant Museum of Zoology, and Brooklands Museum. Joe is passionate about building community partnerships and making museum collections and stories accessible and interesting to everyone.

Nicola Solomon – Chief Executive, Society of Authors

Nicola is a solicitor with years of expertise in advising creators. Her role encompasses protecting authors’ interests in negotiations/disputes with publishers and agents, advising individual authors and campaigning for authors’ rights, as well as for the wider cultural environment. Nicola is an expert in the publishing industry and the associated law, from copyright and defamation, to privacy, data protection and contract.

She is a Deputy District Judge and sits on the board of the International Authors’ Forum and the British Copyright Council and the Creators’ Rights Alliance.


About The Cartoon Museum

The Cartoon Museum champions cartoon and comic art, highlighting its importance to culture and society. Since 2006 it has received 420k visitors, and built a prominent national collection of 4,300 cartoons, comics and caricatures, and a library of 18k items. The Cartoon Museum runs a well-attended school programme and sell-out school holiday workshops, and over 50k children and adults have attended cartooning, comics and animation workshops at the museum.

The Cartoon Museum closed on 18 March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As an independent museum with no regular government funding, 75% of yearly income is through the door – admissions, shop purchases, schools and venue bookings. As a result, the museum closure has resulted in the loss of nearly 50% of the museum’s yearly income. The museum is currently fundraising for its survival, and during closure has been keeping cartoon and comic fans entertained with online exhibitions and activities.

To support The Cartoon Museum, please

 

Any questions? Contact

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Where’s Wally? Spooky Museum Search
Oct
9
to Nov 1

Where’s Wally? Spooky Museum Search

  • ICS

Where’s Wally? Spooky Museum Search – find Wally in The Cartoon Museum

This Halloween, Wally, the world’s favourite children’s book character – wearing a red-and-white striped shirt and black-rimmed specs – will be travelling the country, appearing in museums, including The Cartoon Museum London. Families will be able to join the search for Wally at The Cartoon Museum London as part of the Where’s Wally? Spooky Museum Search, organised by Walker Books and Kids in Museums, to celebrate the release of the new book, Where’s Wally? Spooky Spotlight Search.

Over 75 museums around the UK have signed up to run the promotion,which is perfectly timed for Halloween. The activity will run in participating museums from 9th October – 1st November 2020 and will be tailored within each museum to comply with their social distancing measures. Additional online activities will be available for those families choosing not to visit museums in person.

Families will be able to visit their local participating museum to hunt for Wally amongst their collections, as well as spell out a spooky phrase with letters hidden alongside mini Wally standees, and receive a special “I found Wally!” bookmark on completion of the search, as well as the chance to enter the Where’s Wally? and Kids in Museums grand prize draw competition to win an ArtFund Family Membership and a bundle of Where’s Wally? goodies.

Walker will provide participating museums with an array of supporting print and digital materials including mini standees, activity sheets, posters, bookmarks, pin badges for staff and social media assets.

Alison Bowyer, Executive Director of Kids in Museums, said:
“We’re thrilled to be working with Walker Books again this year. The last few months have been a challenging time for the heritage sector so we are pleased to support even more museums to hold a fun and safe activity this October. We hope to encourage families back into heritage sites and help them enjoy all the rich experiences on offer.”

For fun online activities, visit

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Open House London 2020
Sep
19
to Sep 20

Open House London 2020

  • ICS

Open House London is an annual festival celebrating the architecture and urban landscape of London. It is staged by the charity Open City which campaigns to make London a more accessible, equitable and open city. Plan your visit to Open House London here:   

The Cartoon Museum will be taking part in Open House 2020 on 19 & 20 September, at our new museum site at 63 Wells Street, which first opened in July 2019. Originally an empty basement, the interior design work, handled by Sam Jacobs Studio, provided a new and unique setting for the museum collections. As well as the opportunity to look around the building, we will also be holding Special Collection talks led by our Curators, who will show special items not on display.

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Lucy Sullivan Evening Talk
May
21
7:00 PM19:00

Lucy Sullivan Evening Talk

  • ICS

When book printing goes wrong!

Lucy should have had her book ‘Barking’ published in October 2019, but she has had a number of printing problems along the way, sadly causing delays. She will tell you all about it in the interesting look into what can go wrong when you are having books printed.

‘Barking’ gives an insight into dealing with grief and mental health issues. We are taking this time during mental health week to talk honestly and openly about it.

Lucy will also be taking us through her styles of drawing, including using carbon paper.

Doors will open at 6.30

Price £15

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Simon Postgate –  Behind the Camera  with Oliver Postgate / Event cancelled
Apr
30
7:00 PM19:00

Simon Postgate – Behind the Camera with Oliver Postgate / Event cancelled

  • ICS

What is it like to have an influential father?

Simon’s father was Oliver Postgate, the co-creator of such children’s TV classics as the Clangers, Bagpuss, Ivor The Engine.

During his talk, Simon will tell stories from behind the camera, and how the iconic characters were made. For instance, have you ever wondered what the inside of a clanger looks like?

Doors will open at 6.30

Price £20

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Learn Like The Masters: Dr. Buck’s Traditional Drawing Techniques Workshop / Event cancelled
Apr
16
6:30 PM18:30

Learn Like The Masters: Dr. Buck’s Traditional Drawing Techniques Workshop / Event cancelled

  • ICS

Did you know you can draw with Silver? Or Gold? Renaissance painters knew you could.


Join us to learn drawing techniques you may have never heard of before! Try your hand at drawing with an earring, a ring, or any piece of precious metal. By the end of the workshop you will have a drawing that you have made using renaissance-style methods. You will also make your own quill pen, using a feather and nib provided by the museum, which you can take home with you!


Please bring something silver or gold with you to use as your drawing implement.

Price £10


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Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark - An Inking with Brushes Workshop with Chris Geary / Event cancelled
Apr
2
6:30 PM18:30

Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark - An Inking with Brushes Workshop with Chris Geary / Event cancelled

  • ICS

Chris Geary has worked on many projects, including comics, business booklets, Aces Weekly, and Inkober Projects. Chris prominently uses black within his work, including inking his pencils with a brush.


Join us to learn how to ink your own artwork with a brush. We will have some examples of work to use to try your hand at inking, or feel free to bring some of your own work you want help and advice with!

Price £10


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No Rubbers, No  Mistakes! - Adult  Late-night Drink and  Draw / Event cancelled
Mar
27
7:00 PM19:00

No Rubbers, No Mistakes! - Adult Late-night Drink and Draw / Event cancelled

  • ICS

Come draw with us! In this session, there is no such thing as a mistake.

Ralph Steadman is known for flicking ink onto his paper, and using it in his drawing. We will take this to heart! Any mark that is put on your paper has to be used.

How good are you at drawing with your eyes closed? What about using your wrong hand? Do you want to play with dip pens and ink? Can you use a fork as a pen?

Let your creative side run free!

Doors will open at 6.30

Price £10

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Graham Humphreys  in Conversation with  Jason Atomic / Event cancelled
Mar
26
7:00 PM19:00

Graham Humphreys in Conversation with Jason Atomic / Event cancelled

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Master of Horror posters Graham Humphreys will be in the museum to talk about his influences and just how he makes his iconic Posters.

How did he paint the Evil Dead Poster? What is it like working with horror masters to bring the poster to life? What is his favourite?

He will also be selling and signing his new book ‘Hung, Drawn and Executed’.

Jason Atomic will be hosting the talk and will be asking Graham all the questions he has always wanted to ask.

Doors will open at 6.30

Price £20

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No Rubbers, No  Mistakes! (Kids Drop-  in session) / Event cancelled
Mar
21
12:00 PM12:00

No Rubbers, No Mistakes! (Kids Drop- in session) / Event cancelled

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Come draw with us!

There is no such thing as a mistake in this session - any mark that is put on your paper has to be used.

How good are you at drawing with your eyes closed? What about using your wrong hand? Can you use a fork as a pen? We will play with lots of different ways of making a mark on a page.

Let your creative side run free!

Free with admission to the museum

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