Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Our Cartoon Competition Draws Praise

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Our Cartoon Competition Draws Praise

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Byline: TOM TEODORCZUK

LEADING figures from the arts praised the new Evening Standard Cartoon Competition today.

We are searching for the capital's finest new talent in conjunction with the Cartoon Museum, which opened in Bloomsbury in February.

Museum trustee Kenneth Baker, a former cabinet minister and a cartoon collector and author, said: "This is an absolutely smashing competition. I am delighted the Evening Standard-is doing this. Cartoons are all about laughter and people like laughing when they go home with their paper.

"This competition is in the great traditions of the Evening Standard, which has had great cartoonists over the years, and we are anticipating a tremendous response." Lord Baker, whose book George IV: A Life In Caricature was published last year, added: "This competition covers everything: whether it's laughing at Ken Livingstone, the congestion charge or schools. We are looking to tap the talent of the capital's cartoonists. …

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