With her “Franklin’s World” cartoons, Claire Franklin proves every week that ancient coins and the numismatic world are funny. It’s all in the eye of the beholder. Since the first issue of CoinsWeekly was published eleven years ago (!), we have published a new cartoon once a week – and her cartoons are a perennial favourite. That demonstrates: Claire Franklin’s imagination is inexhaustible when it comes to the world of coins and her humour strikes the right chord. Many of her affectionate drawings relate to a field that is especially close to the heart of Claire Franklin, who has a doctorate in Classical Philology: ancient coinage. Her work in the coin trade inspires here to find the subjects.
A Print Edition of Franklin’s World
For years, Claire Franklin has had a very special dream: to publish her cartoons in a book. Now the time has come, a selection of her best cartoons was published between two book covers. The book is produced in landscape format (260 x 195 mm) with thread-stitching and showcases on 312 pages the highlights of her work as cartoonist. The publisher is Münzen & Medaillen GmbH, Hauptstraße 175a, 79576 Weil am Rhein, Germany.
Vernissage in Tyrol
Claire Franklin will officially present her book on Saturday, 6 November 2021. At 4.30 p.m. a vernissage will take place in the historic dining room of Emperor Maximilian I at Hasegg Castle in Hall in Tirol.
Joachim Stollhoff of Münzen & Medaillen GmbH will open the event, followed by a speech by Ursula Kampmann, founder and editor of CoinsWeekly. Claire Franklin herself will then explain in an entertaining presentation based on selected cartoons why coins can indeed be quite funny.
The participants of the vernissage will receive a free copy, the author will sign it directly upon request. Münzen & Medaillen GmbH will have additional copies available for sale at its booth at the coin fair Hall on the following day.
Those who cannot make it to Hall can purchase the book for 30 euros from the coin shop.
And here you can find all (yes, ALL!) Cartoons of “Franklin’s World”.
Find out more about the cartoonist in our Who’s Who about Claire Franklin.