Friday, July 04, 2014

A peep into Private Eye

Cartoonist Ken Pyne.
My thanks to artist Lorna Miller for finding this great little video. It's a short behind-the-scenes look at Private Eye, the long running satirical magazine that always features a lot of cartoons and comic strips. It includes a look at cartoonist Ken Pyne, a regular contributor to the Eye, who also used to illustrate the readers jokes in Tiger in the 1970s/80s.

Here's the link: http://vimeo.com/29770970

It's good to see that the Private Eye offices look just like one would hope they would; untidy and virtually unchanged since the 1960s! 

Incidentally, speaking of Lorna Miller (who did a fantastic job colouring my Team Toxic strips in Toxic for many years and is a brilliant cartoonist in her own right), Private Eye have recently accepted cartoons of hers so look out for the first one in the current issue.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this Lew and Lorna - what a great find!

So, Private Eye still does things pretty much the old way, yet it continues to buck the sales downturn of most magazines with a (claimed) distribution of 250,000 copies per issue. Makes you think, doesn't it?

Lew Stringer said...

Yes. Although I think it has a very loyal set of readers. I'm not sure the same policy would work for some other magazines and comics.

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