The British Cartoon Archive
November 9, 2008 3:56 PM   Subscribe

The British Cartoon Archive holds more than 130,000 original editorial, socio-political, and pocket cartoons, supported by large collections of comic strips, newspaper cuttings, books and magazines. The collection of original artwork dates back to 1904. The Independent reviews nine of the finest.
posted by stbalbach (9 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite

Oh great. There goes the rest of my afternoon.

I mean, excellent post!
posted by jokeefe at 3:57 PM on November 9, 2008

There are almost 7500 Giles cartoons. This is fantastic.
posted by jokeefe at 4:03 PM on November 9, 2008

Has anything ever brought to life the myriad joys and laugh-a-minute hilarity of domestic violence and alcoholism with greater vigour than Andy Capp?
posted by Shepherd at 4:05 PM on November 9, 2008 [1 favorite]

Reminds me of Private Eye's regular refrain "and inside another unfunny cartoon by Jak."
Great post despite him though!
posted by Abiezer at 4:30 PM on November 9, 2008

It looks like this is the new home of this Massive editorial cartoon database.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 4:50 PM on November 9, 2008

Fabulous! Thank you, thank you!
posted by dejah420 at 11:59 PM on November 9, 2008

The trouble with classic cartoons is they make my teeth ache I always associate the Giles books and Punch cartoons with childhood visits to the dentist as the only time I read them would be in the waiting room (see also tropical fish)
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 4:28 AM on November 10, 2008

Gah. I have my OWN cartoons to work on today. This isn't helping!
posted by The Whelk at 5:45 AM on November 10, 2008

By Gad, Sir! Cartoons by David Low!
posted by acrasis at 4:31 PM on November 10, 2008

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