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The Faber/Observer/Comica graphic short story prize 2023 – enter now!
The annual award for aspiring cartoonists offers the chance to be published in the Observer and win £1,000, with past winners going on to land film deals

Rachel Cooke

21, May, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Gerald Rose obituary
Children’s illustrator whose picture books with his wife, Elizabeth, and authors such as Ted Hughes, are enjoyed worldwide

Martin Salisbury

12, May, 2023 @5:25 PM

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Al Jaffee, legendary Mad magazine cartoonist, dies aged 102
The artist behind the magazine’s famous “fold-in” drawing, Jaffee was Mad’s longest-tenured contributor and only retired when he was 99

Sian Cain

11, Apr, 2023 @3:21 AM

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Michael Roberts obituary
Fashion journalist and illustrator who helped transform Tatler magazine into a leading glossy

Veronica Horwell

07, Apr, 2023 @4:28 PM

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Letter: Bill Tidy obituary
Paul Foxall writes: After a lunch with Bill Tidy I came away with the feeling of having been in the company of a truly outstanding man

Paul Foxall

06, Apr, 2023 @4:43 PM

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Jill Barklem’s family find the tree that inspired her Brambly Hedge tales
The children’s author was famed for her intricate illustrations and the site in Epping Forest that inspired her – thought lost to storm damage – has been located still standing

Sarah Shaffi

04, Apr, 2023 @11:32 AM

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Bill Tidy obituary
Cartoonist and broadcaster with a phenomenal workload, who drew long-running strips in Private Eye and the Daily Mirror

Roger Protz

20, Mar, 2023 @6:06 PM

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David Sutherland obituary
Cartoonist for the Beano whose artwork encapsulated the mayhem of the Bash Street Kids for more than 60 years

Steve Holland

06, Feb, 2023 @4:13 PM

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Blueprints for a dream: the new age of virtual architecture
Aspiring architects are using social media, AI and digital technology to showcase their fantastical creations to the full

Rowan Moore

05, Feb, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Artists must be protected from piracy in the new world of AI | Letter
Letter: We must recognise the critical importance of strong copyright law and fair remuneration, writes Christian Zimmermann

03, Feb, 2023 @5:10 PM

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Graham Oakley obituary
Illustrator and author widely admired for The Church Mice, his series of children’s picture books

Julia Eccleshare

24, Jan, 2023 @5:41 PM

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‘It’s the opposite of art’: why illustrators are furious about AI
AI art generators may provide five minutes of fun for most users, but the blurring of creative and ethical boundaries is leaving many artists raging against the machine

Sarah Shaffi

23, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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