Times cartoonists triumph at awards

This year’s leading newspaper cartoonists have been honoured at the 13th Annual Cartoon Art Trust Awards, which took place at the Mall Galleries in London, SW1 last week.

Steve Bell lifted the Strip Cartoon Award for his well-known socio-political creations in The Guardian, while Jonathan Pugh of The Times collected the Pocket Award, given for cartoons printed in one single column.

The Times fielded another winner in the guise of Jonathan Cusick, who scooped the Caricature Award. Cusick won for his likenesses depicted in the Times Knowledge.

Peter King, who scribbles for Private Eye, The Spectator and The Oldie, was honoured with the Joke Award for his oddball situational renderings.

The Political Award was made to Stan McMurty (alias Mac) for his incendiary pieces in the Daily Mail, and the Young Cartoonist of the Year Award was shared by Robert Rattray aged 14, and James Hood, aged 26.

The awards are organised with the Cartoon Museum in London’s Little Russell Street, WC1. See www.cartoonmuseum.org for information.

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