November 2023

From Hogarth to Private Eye : History of Cartoons

Welcome to The Arts Society Isle of Man
Tuesday, November 21, 2023 - 11:30
Manx Museum
1 Kingswood Grove Douglas IM1 3LY
Online Event

Ian Keable tracks the early stages of cartoons.

Satire, caricature, speech bubbles, the writing of captions, etc had been around long before the word ‘cartoon’ was used in an 1843 Punch magazine in the sense that we know it today. In our talk, Ian tracks the early stages of cartoons and their evolvement through the works of Hogarth and James Gillray. Copious illustrations abound from such masters of their craft as John Tenniel, John Leech, David Low, Vicky, Ronald Searle, Heath Robinson and Giles; and, bringing it right up to date, with Gerald Scarfe, Steven Bell and Peter Brookes.


Mr Ian Keable

Ian gained a First Class degree from Oxford University, qualified as a Chartered Accountant and then became a professional magician. He is a Member of The Inner Magic Circle. In 2014 he published Charles Dickens Magician: Conjuring in Life, Letters & Literature. He now divides his time between performing magic, giving talks and researching and writing. His latest book, The Century of Deception: The Birth of the Hoax in Eighteenth-Century England, was published in 2021.