YOUNG CAR­TOON­IST OF THE YEAR

The Jewish Chronicle - - FRONT PAGE - BY BEN WEICH

A JEWISH Ox­ford grad­u­ate has been named the young car­toon­ist of the year after her en­try satiris­ing Theresa May’s han­dling of Brexit caught the eye of the coun­try’s top car­toon­ists.

Ella Baron, 21, re­ceived the award from the Bri­tish Car­toon­ist As­so­ci­a­tion after her work was judged the best by an artist un­der the age of 30.

Her car­toon, A Room with a View Brexit Edi­tion, was a satire of the Prime Min­is­ter’s speech in Florence and Bri­tain’s break with the EU. Ms Baron, a mem­ber of New Lon­don Syn­a­gogue, said she is look­ing for­ward to try­ing to make it in an in­dus­try in which other car­toon­ists have worked in the same jobs “for longer than I’ve been alive”. After work­ing for Cher­well, Ox­ford’s stu­dent news­pa­per, the English lit­er­a­ture grad­u­ate is prepar­ing to be­gin a se­ries of sketches for The Times Lit­er­ary Sup­ple­ment.

Ms Baron said: “I had sketches pub­lished be­fore, but this was the first time I thought I could make this into a ca­reer. Sit­ting here draw­ing Trump all day — and mak­ing a liv­ing from it — is very en­joy­able. I re­ally love it.”

CAR­TOON: ELLA BARON

Ella Baron and (above) her win­ning en­try

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