Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Peddling Filth

Two excellent stories vie for the cartoonist’s attention in this week’s Westmorland Gazette
The first was about road works in Kirkland, Kendal. After weeks of disruption, attractive stone setts have been laid along the main street … only to be dug up again in order to instal faux Victorian street lights. Brilliant. (And that’s not the lights.)
The second was about a series of rude pamphlets found at Townend, the National Trust cottage in Troutbeck Valley. These saucy stories were called Chapbooks and once sold door to door. They’re extremely rare (most have dissolved over the years through being dribbled over) and have gone on display just in time for Easter.
Here are my four cartoon sketches which competed for the front page. Find out which one got in by buying the paper or visiting my website tomorrow.

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