A year in the city through cartoonist Jack Knight’s eyes

Jack Knight's Christmas 2014 cartoon.
Jack Knight's Christmas 2014 cartoon.

Guardian cartoonist Jack Knight has come up with a novel way of reminding our readers of some of the year’s most newsworthy happenings.

Jack’s cartoon – which is featured on our front page this week – depicts many of our stories from the last year, some of them serious and others of a more lighthearted nature.

Jack Knight.

Jack Knight.

Articles included news about cycling in the city centre, slippery pavements, a bikini skydive, a knicker thief, Eric Morecambe, X Factor star Paul Akister and the summer kite festival. How many can you spot?

Jack, who has been coming up with cartoons for the Guardian for the last year, runs his own illustration business – Knight Time Creations.

He said: “I wanted to celebrate doing the cartoons for the Guardian for almost a year so I went through all the ones I had done and clipped out an element from a lot of them and assembled them together.

“The cat and the fiddle cartoon is probably my favourite; it was the first one I did in colour for the paperand it was good to see it again, but I enjoyed looking back at them all.

“I love being the Guardian cartoonist and get a lot of feedback. The cartoon I did recently on the return of the Eric Morecambe statue got more than 3,000 views on my Facebook page; that’s the highest I have ever had.”

Originally from Liverpool, Jack moved to Lancaster 11 years ago to study at the University of Cumbria.

Jack’s work can be seen on sale at Lancaster and Morecambe tourist information centres, as well as on his own website at www.knighttimecreations.com.