Joint Exhibition – ‘Elections 2014’ (Ian Knox)

Ian Knox cartoon, Simon Hamilton, Brian John Spencer

Slugger’s BIG Election Hangover is happening this Friday – May 30, 8pm, at the Hudson Bar. A night of political debate and entertainment that’ll help us wean ourselves off the election campaign.

The bill includes Simon Hamilton MLA (see the famous Ian Knox turkey cartoon above) who’ll be there to reflect on the election campaign. There’ll be a look back on the impact of local government reform. Derek McCallan of NI Local Government Association (NILGA) will speak about the importance the #participate14 campaign. Tim McGarry will then be there to do his thing.

I’ll be there doing Live Drawing as I did at the Slugger Tweet Up at McHughs (and maybe some Graphic Recording). But as of last night we have a last minute and grand addition to the event. Two things:

  1. Ian Knox will be at the event and will join me in Live Drawing. He’s said he may be held back by his cartoon obligations to the Irish News, but he will be there. So come down and you may get your cartoon done by our own local treasure Ian Knox.
  2. Secondly, Ian Knox and I will be holding a joint exhibition – for one night only – of political cartoons on events that unfurled throughout the 2014 Local and European elections. It’ll include the work from my recent alternative election posters public exhibition. Basically something very similar to Ian’s December 2013 exhibition, ‘Lifelines and Deadlines.’

Below (and here) are photos of Ian and I cartooning at the Belfast Comedy Festival in the Black Box. So that gives you an idea. More of that this Friday. Then with the exhibition, a scattering of political cartoons on top. See you then.

(Also, for those Ian Knox fans among us I covered much of Ian Knox’s cycling goings on during the Giro, which means many pictures of him atop a Penny Farthing. Enjoy.)


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