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April 2020 Cartoon Update

April 2020 Cartoon Update

I hope everyone reading this is keeping well and staying safe. Only one story has been in the news this month. Dark as it is, the shadow cast by the coronavirus still presents opportunities to be light-hearted. In fact, it is more important than ever to maintain a...

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March 2020 Cartoon Update

March 2020 Cartoon Update

The great plague of 2020 draws ever nearer. Storms which, for some reason, only seem to work at weekends continue to drench the UK. Richard Burgon is on TV a lot. Dark times. But that's what cartoon are for: bringing light to the darkest of days. I'm delighted to...

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2020 Cartoon Update

2020 Cartoon Update

Welcome one and all to a new year and new cartoons. 2020 has been welcomed in by the Four Horsemen - War, Pestilence, Brexit, and Impeachment. Some big cartoon themes to provide a stark contrast to the jolly Christmas cartoons I had been drawing. Apologies for the...

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December 2019 – Cartoon Update

December 2019 – Cartoon Update

December is here and we in the thick of Christmas preparations and a General Election campaign. In the thick of some very thick election campaigns, as it would happen. So constant is the reporting of the election, it almost makes one wish for the 'good old days' when...

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November 2019 Cartoon Update

November 2019 Cartoon Update

Like a good lesson plan, this month's cartoon update has visual, aural and kinaesthetic elements. Look at the gallery, listen to the radio clip and vote for a cartoon. And perhaps buy a book, if you care to. It's been a big month. Brexit Day was delayed (to no-one's...

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October 2019 Cartoon Update

October 2019 Cartoon Update

I can't really pretend otherwise, the biggest cartoon news for me this month was the arrival of the first copies of Brexit - A Drawn-Out Process. My latest book will be published on 24th October and is already available to pre-order here. But the world outside my...

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Brexit – A Drawn-Out Process

Brexit – A Drawn-Out Process

A New Book of Cartoons by James Mellor Coming this Autumn, or possibly delayed for three month. Or longer. Or revoked entirely. No! Definitely coming this Autumn - 'do or die'. My latest book is a journey back through the past three years of Brexit turbulence and an...

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September 2019 Cartoon Update

September 2019 Cartoon Update

Welcome to another selection of cartoons. Summer is often a quiet time, but not this year. Hot on the heels of Herne Bay was The London Cartoon Show, where you may have seen my work alongside that of over 30 of the UKs top cartoonists - all drawing on the theme of...

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Herne Bay Cartoon Festival 2019

Herne Bay Cartoon Festival 2019

Cartoons by The Sea of Tranquillity I was excited last year to have a cartoon exhibited in Herne Bay Cartoon Festival's Turning the Tide exhibition. This year I was invited back, not only to exhibit multiple cartoons in the Fly Me to The Moon show, but to draw live on...

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August 2019 Cartoon Update

August 2019 Cartoon Update

At the time of writing I am resting up after a hectic weekend at Herne Bay Cartoon Festival - a wonderful celebration of art and humour that deserves, and will get, it's own post later this week. For now, here is the usual monthly compilation of some of my favourite...

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July 2019 Cartoon Update

July 2019 Cartoon Update

Who will climb the greasy pole to reach the uncertain prize?  The Tory leadership contest has become considerably less fun to cover now the candidates have been whittled down to just two.  There were some interesting and different characters to draw for a...

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