Winning with Laughter: Cartoonists and the Great War by Lucinda Gosling
11 Jun

Lucinda Gosling considers the role of the cartoon during the First World War and how this most light-hearted of illustration genres boosted morale and made sense of events during the years of conflict. Looking at the careers of various artists including Bruce Bairnsfather and William Heath Robinson, she will also discuss how they found fame through their art and triggered a craze for drawing and cartooning that was to become an integral part of the WWI soldier’s experience.

Lucinda works at Mary Evans Picture Library and is author of several books on WWI illustration & cartoons including ‘Brushes & Bayonets’ (Osprey, 2008), ‘It’s All a Bit Heath Robinson (History Press, 2015) and ‘A Better ‘Ole’ (History Press, 2015).

Meeting Rooms, 3 Merrial Street, Newcastle under Lyme, ST5 2AD
11 Jun 2018 18:30