I have always loved illustrations in newspapers. Especially the funny ones that illustrate the news stories of the day. I am glad that in those days of digital revolution and contemporary art, newspapers and magazines still commission sketches and caricatures.
When I was commuting, I loved the little black and white illustration on the front page of the Metro free newspaper, the Nemi comic strip (not funny all the time, though) and the "This Life" strip (by Rick Brookes) on the same page .
The cartoon museum in Little Russell Street in Central London is a lovely place for people who are interested in the history of cartoon and illustration: http://www.cartoonmuseum.org.whisky.webhoster.co.uk/site/index.html
This weekend in the Sunday Times, there were two excellent illustrations and I have scanned them!
Obama is still in London, and it is an awful circus, isn't it? Even though I think his policies (or lack of) have been a massive disappointment (Libya, anyone?) I haven't changed my mind about the fact that this guy (and his wife) look like the most intelligent power couple in the world right now. Cameron, Sarkozy and Co just look plain silly compared to him. He certainly makes a credible, serious president, and I do hope he will be reelected.
Anyhow, I just adore the illustration below, it is incredibly cute in so many ways.
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