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Cartoon News Digest . . .

March 20, 2015 in News

THANKS TO THE tireless research by several PCO members, a backlog of worthwhile cartoon news from around the globe appears in the form of links in the members’ forum pages. It’s more practical, to say nothing of time-saving to sometimes simply re-post the links for public consumption here: Asterix cartoon raises £100,000 for Charlie Hebdo…

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PCO Cartoonist News: Rupert Besley

March 18, 2015 in General, News

CARTOONIST AND PCO member Rupert Besley has had work widely published over a 30-year career, including in Punch and The Oldie. Many tourists will have found his cartoon cards with their distinctive pen-and-ink style with ink and watercolour washes in seaside resorts around the UK and students will have had some of their text books enlivened by…

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A Reading with cartoonist Chris Riddell : Returner’s Wealth

March 10, 2015 in News

CARTOONIST CHRIS RIDDELL narrates from Chris Riddell reads from the first book in the Wyrmeweald trilogy, Returner’s Wealth accompanied by a video of him drawing A fascinating glimpse inside a UK cartoonist’s studio. One from a series of videos by one of the UK’s best-known political cartoonists.

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Muslim Azerbaijan had satire years before Charlie Hebdo

March 5, 2015 in News

How Muslim Azerbaijan had satire years before Charlie Hebdo THE BBC NEWS website carries an article reporting that a magazine founded in Azerbaijan in 1906 was pre-dating Charlie Hebdo with its level of satire and campaigning against injustice. Apparently, the weekly, Molla Nasreddin, regularly ridiculed Muslim clerics as well as criticising the politicians of the…

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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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