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Why does no one want to be a cartoonist any more?

Cartoonists are facing ever-tougher competition

25 July 2020

9:00 AM

25 July 2020

9:00 AM

‘Nightmare!’ is how The Spectator’s cartoon editor Michael Heath has been describing cartooning for at least 30 years, but it’s truer now than ever. Eighty years ago, cartoonists were so celebrated that waxworks of Low, Strube and Poy were displayed in Madame Tussauds. Today, all that remains of Low is a pair of waxy hands in Kent University’s British Cartoon Archive.

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