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London Olympics has an official cartoonist
Most Olympics that I can remember have had a cartoonist or two covering them for their respective papers, but this the first time I’ve heard of an Olympics with a commissioned official artist. Covering the London Olympics and Paralympics is political cartoonist Nicholas Garland.
“The brief is really very wide – he did not say I want this many drawings or that, or this medium or technique – just draw what interests you, and what you see, and finish with a graphic record. There are the famous Zil lanes and many cultural events, but I am not going to do any cartoons about the Olympics or approach it in a satirical vein.”
The works are expected to go on display in an exhibition or publication.