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Kerber’s Got Soul

Kerber’s Got Soul

Ed HQ

June 25th, 2013

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Local award winning cartoonist & doodle genius Neil Kerber, has been a long-time supporter of Soulstice & 2013 sees his warm & weird figures adorn our glorious event once again!

Cartoon-ThumbKerber is best known for his entertaining contributions to great British institutions such as Private Eye, The Evening Standard, The Independent & Vogue Magazine. His ‘Supermodel’ cartoon strip is well established in the Eye & his ‘Great Jewish Cartoon Book’ published in 1997 had another well-known Barnet resident claiming “If Hitler had seen a copy of Neil Kerber’s Great Jewish Cartoon Book, I doubt we would have had World War 2.” And who would’ve argued with the late, great Spike Milligan.

More recently he’s created Polly Bean which is taking the fashion world by storm & along with his buddy & partner David Black, has dreamed up & delivered some incredible cartoons for The Daily Mirror, including I Am Merryl.

A Barnet resident, Kerber first  journeyed down to the Old Elizabethans fields for SS2, along with his family & friends & was bowled over by the whole day. In his own words, “The music was superb (took me back!), the food excellent & the vibe was incredible! I didn’t know Andy Weekes, but the warmth around the place for a good friend was really brilliant.”

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Having sadly lost his own mum to cancer in 2007, he’s since been a friend of the Soulstice Crew & to our cause. He came up with the incredible ‘Soul Boy, Soul Girl’ cartoon logo for Summer Soulstice 3 & other creations for past event programmes. A mostly modest man (except when it comes to talking about his beloved Tottenham Hotspurs) Kerber donates much of his original artwork for charity auctions, while other cancer charities have also benefitted from his doodlings.

Neil Kerber, soul man with skills…

 

For more, check out www.neilkerber.com

Official 2013 hashtags: #SummerSoulstice7 #SS7Barnet #InMemoryOfWeeksie #YKIMS


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