Somewhere in your attic, or in a drawer, or hanging in your home, you may have a cartoon or sketch drawn during the First World War. They might just have been handed down to you, or you may have bought them at auction.
Regardless of the situation they were drawn in, or the materials used, each has a story, and we want to source and display a selection of cartoons, with, as far as can be ascertained, the story behind them.
We are interested in sourcing cartoons and their stories from any country involved in the war, regardless of which side they fought on. Cartoon World is a global website, with a global audience.
If you have something that you think might be of interest, it might be a drawing, postcard, letter or poem, in fact any memorabilia, please take a photo of the item and complete our online form, giving as much information as you can about it.
There is no cost to include your cartoon(s) in the Online First War War Cartoon Exhibition. Whilst we can't guarantee to display every item, we plan to do our best to include as many as we possibly can.
Although we are normally pretty quiet on the Twitter and Facebook front, we'll endeavour to use every means at our disposal to get this message out.
We can then start collating the material as you send it in.
We have no idea how this will go but we just think it's a good thing to do. Some of the cartoons we receive will have been drawn by men at the front, under severe stress, using whatever materials were at hand. Some will have been drawn by men who died too young, others by men lived long, but maybe who just kept their artistic skills to themselves, or as a hobby, and found it cathartic to do so during the war.
Help us to tell their stories. They deserve to be heard.
If you are interested in selling your cartoon, we can direct you to various reputable auction houses, or you can sell it via Cartoon World at a fixed price of your choice. We'll process the order for you, and will pay you your price less 29% commission. You'll be responsible for shipping the item.