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The 2017 Observer New Review / Jonathan Cape Graphic Novels / Comica London Graphic Short Story Prize

The 2017 Observer New Review / Jonathan Cape Graphic Novels / Comica London Graphic Short Story Prize

Here’s my entry into the succinctly titled Observer New Review / Jonathan Cape Graphic Novels / Comica London Graphic Short Story Prize for 2017.  Very pleasingly, it was chosen as a finalist. It’s called Start Up. I saw a tweet a little while back from one of the judges, reminding me of the prize’s existence and […]

Jasper Johns – genius

Jasper Johns – genius

What’s the difference between a painting of a flag on a piece of canvas and an actual flag? Unbelievably, this was a question Schopenhauer and Nietzsche had never asked themselves. Jasper Johns’ “Flag”. Encaustic, oil and collage on fabric mounted on plywood, 1954-55. But it’s an interesting conundrum which was introduced into Western Art when Jasper Johns […]

What do we do now? Art after the Russian Revolution

What do we do now? Art after the Russian Revolution

I made this cartoon in response to the recent exhibition at the Royal Academy here in London – Revolution: Russian Art 1917-1932  The spiel below is lifted from the RA website… Renowned artists including Kandinsky, Malevich, Chagall and Rodchenko were among those to live through the fateful events of 1917, which ended centuries of Tsarist […]

Interview with me in the Dulwich Diverter

Interview with me in the Dulwich Diverter

Click “Continue reading” then click on these blue words – Dulwich Diverter. See what I’m up to on pages 22 and 23.

Koons puppy

Koons puppy

I didn’t realise how lousy the birds and the bees metaphor is until I drew this.  It’s rubbish. More like this in my book Peter Duggan’s Artoons. It’s full of lousy stuff.

Raft of Medusa

Raft of Medusa

Art is full of friction like this. My book shines a light on these sordid chapters in art history. The mainstream press deliberately and wilfully ignores the real story. They want you to believe it’s all about pretty pictures!

Lovely review in L'Echo

Lovely review in L’Echo

Here’s a lovely review of my book (in French translation by Flammarion) which appeared in the Belgian newspaper L’Echo on the 15th of August 2016. Wonky English translation below…   The Bonfire of the Vanities revisited   Peter Duggan, Australian cartoonist for the Guardian, likes to confuse readers with cartoons in the form of tributes. Those […]

Olympics

Olympics

I would like to say I set a new world record but I haven’t. It’s because I got distracted writing this book.

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera – so much drive.

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera – so much drive.

For more arty expeditions, see my book.

How does Edward Hopper do it?

How does Edward Hopper do it?

They say that the essence of drama is conflict. And you can’t argue with them or they’ll punch you in the face. But in any case the point is proven by the superlative TV series Game of Thrones. It is the very embodiment of conflict. The variety and number of conflicts, on every scale you […]