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Poking fun at power: political cartoonists and their enduring art form

Cartoons designed to ridicule leaders and their policies have been a feature of political life both in the UK and internationally for centuries. Dr Britta Martens explores the art form from a historical angle, focusing upon satirical portrayals of Napoleon III in the Victorian era, while leading cartoonist Gary Barker discusses contemporary cartooning, offering an insight into his creative process.

Organised in partnership with the Cartoon Museum

Dr Britta Martens
, Senior Lecturer in English, University of the West of England 
Gary Barker, Cartoonist and illustrator

Introduced by Anita O’Brien, Director, Cartoon Museum 

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