CARTOON ART TRUST
Cartoon Art Trust is a registered charity dedicated to collecting and conserving
British comics, cartoons and animation and to establishing the first NATIONAL MUSEUM AND
CENTRE OF CARTOON ART, to display our heritage, support today's profession and encourage
and teach the public, young and old, to create all forms of cartoon art for themselves.
The Trust's mission is not only to celebrate the past, but also to promote the present and
encourage future generations.
Since 1992, the Trust has run exhibitions, lectures and classes in temporary premises in
central London. Director Paul Gravett and the CAT staff and volunteers organise a wide
range of activities, from awards and collectors' fairs to lectures and visits. Alongside
popular cartoon shows featuring Giles, Hoffnung and the history of Prime Ministers and the
Monarchy, for example, the Trust has also presented tributes to Jack Kirby and Gilbert
Shelton, a multi-media installation to launch Neil Gaiman & Dave McKean's Mr Punch,
receptions for Carl Barks and Albert Uderzo, the largest ever display of Judge Dredd
originals and the first exhibit of 24 European comic artists, commissioned by MTV Europe
to illustrate a story by Alan Moore.
This year, The Cartoon Art Trust will be making its applications to the Lottery Fund and
seeking major funding for a permanent home in the heart of London. You can help us achieve
this goal and take part in our activities by joining our nearly one thousand FRIENDS OF
THE CARTOON ART TRUST, who believe that British cartoon art, from William Hogarth and
Punch to 2000AD and Wallace & Gromit, deserves a permanent centre in this country.
THE CARTOON ART TRUST
New House, 67-68 Hatton Garden
London EC1N 8JY
Tel. 0171 405 4717, Fax. 0171 404 3896