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Cartoonists’ rights supported by worldwide organisation

February 22, 2015 in News

  Click pic above or HERE to see the CRNI’s website RECENT EVENTS have underlined the precarious nature of many cartoonists’ work. Living in a world where a graphic comment on a delicate situation can result in studios being invaded by machine-gunning terrorists or public discussions being ambushed by rifle-toting madmen, cartoonists along with journalists…

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Farewell to Martin Honeysett

February 17, 2015 in General

                    Martin Honeysett   20 May 1943 – 20 January 2015 Martin’s funeral took place on a wet, windy Friday 13th in Hastings, attended by several PCO members and significant folk from his publishing past, including Richard Ingrams, Tony Rushton and Martin Rowson. The crematorium was packed…

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Cartoon Museum to celebrate 150th anniversary of Alice in Wonderland

February 11, 2015 in News

THE CARTOON MUSEUM is working with Brian Sibley, President of the Lewis Carroll Society and well-known author on illustration, cartoons and comics, on an exhibition to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland. The exhibition will include a wide range of political, joke and strip cartoons as well as some other ways the characters…

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Publishers must “create space for new cartoons” says PCO Chairman

February 10, 2015 in Comment

THE RECENT FLURRY of cartooning activity precipitated by the tragic events in Paris towards the beginning of January has caused several pauses for thought. When you get beyond the bigger picture of rights to freedom of speech and the arguments for and against depicting whatever religious leader, we cartoonists arrive at the same modern-day conundrum:…

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Cartoonists rally around for Draw The Line Here Cartoon Book

February 9, 2015 in News

Cartoonists rally around in aid of Charlie Hebdo families and Freedom of Speech THE PROFESSIONAL CARTOONISTS’ Organisation has been heavily-occupied with work on the  Draw The Line Here Cartoon Book in aid of the Charlie Hebdo victims and in support of freedom of speech charity English Pen. Approached by the crowdfunding platform Crowdshed, the Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation are aiming…

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Charlie Hebdo book on the launchpad

February 2, 2015 in General, News

AFTER A MULTI-media blitz involving the Independent newspaper (above), Mashable, Twitter, Facebook and a live interview on London Live’s Headline London, Draw The Line Here, the book aiming at raising funds for the families of the Charlie Hebdo killings and for freedom of speech campaigners English Pen, has now been more than 100% funded. Independent…

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