A Cartoonist At The Guido Fawkes Tenth Anniversary Party #GF10

The other night I went to a tenth anniversary awards do/party for the Guido Fawkes blog. I’m their Monday Morning cartoonist. Which means most Sunday nights I can be found poring over the political reports of the day looking for something I can be scabrous about, before sending in ideas to the big boys. And occasionally tracing the odd member’s member.

And it was a great opportunity to, well, meet some of the folks I’ve drawn. Everyone seemed to have a favourite cartoon. And I was able to start a few sketches for future reference…

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The evening was a wonderfully satirical stab at the establishment – and the site itself for joining it. The Daily Politics show on the BBC two days later ran a piece. And as friends watching the bit texted me, they felt it was like playing “Where’s Richie” – I seemed to keep popping up in the background. Feel free to join in the game.

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And you can see the full awards presentation and introductory speech by London Mayor Boris Johnson here. I thought it was absolutely marvellous.

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As to the guest list, the Telegraph’s Peter Oborne (and he really need a new byline photo) wrote about grabbing the seating list from outside and publishing it afterwards. Only thing is, Oborne didn’t get all of pages. I used a camera instead… here’s his missing page.

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Oh and I managed to grab a selfie of myself with Queen of Selfies and winner of Social Media Hero, councillor Karen Danczuk….

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And Boris’ full speech was marvellous.

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Marvel Comics reps once called me a terrorist, but one they felt they had to talk to. I felt the empathy that night…

 

 

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Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.