September 2023

"No Dear, That's Not Funny". Cartoonists on Cartooning

Welcome to The Arts Society Driffield Wolds
Thursday, September 21, 2023 - 19:30
Driffield Rugby Club
Kelleythorpe Driffield YO25 9DW
Online Event

This is a replacement lecture for the one that appears in the programme.

Join cartoonist Harry Venning as he escorts you through the peaks and pitfalls of his profession.


Mr Harry Venning

I graduated from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth with a BA in history, formed a touring theatre company bringing new plays to audiences in rural Wales, was then employed for a year as an actor/writer with the Channel Theatre Company in Ramsgate, Kent, before giving up acting and becoming a cartoonist instead.

I have had work published in the UK and abroad, including the strip Clare in the Community which has been a weekly feature in The Guardian since 1996. In 2016 I was awarded Strip Cartoonist of the Year by the UK Cartoon Trust.

I am also a Sony Award winning writer of radio comedy, including the shows Coach Karen’s Half Time Team Talk and Clare in the Community starring Sally Phillips, currently recording its twelfth series.

For the last ten years I have been performing my cartoon workshop Release Your Inner Cartoonist in its many different guises, to audiences as diverse as schoolchildren, business executives and festival goers.

I can’t draw hands or horses.