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A cartoonist’s burden: With talent comes responsibility

April 16, 2015 in News

From the Aljazeera website: A cartoonist’s burden: With talent comes responsibility Despite risk of decades-long jail term, Zunar the Malaysian cartoonist vows to carry on cartooning. Kate Mayberry | 15 Apr 2015 10:18 GMT | Politics, Human Rights, Asia Pacific, Malaysia   Malaysian political cartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar Haque, or ‘Zunar’ could be jailed for 43 years, but he continues to draw [EPA] Kuala…

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W. Heath Robinson Cartoons Saved for the UK

April 13, 2015 in News

IN A RECENT BBC News report, it was revealed that grants of up to £300,000 have helped stop a large number of works by cartoonist and illustrator William Heath Robinson being sold and potentially broken up. Robinson was that much loved cartoonist of ridiculously complicated devices for achieving comparatively simple objectives.   From the the…

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PCO Cartoonist David Ziggy Greene

April 13, 2015 in General

CARTOONIST DAVID ZIGGY Greene is well-known for his Scene and Heard ‘cartoon reportage’ series (above) in Private Eye. As much as he hates being interviewed about his work, he was willing to come forward and present this public profile piece for the Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation blog. “I’m so bad about promoting myself that many close,longterm…

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More Cartoon News: ISIS, The Beano and Cartoons as ‘Offending Art’

April 3, 2015 in News

GRAPHIC CARTOON AIRDROPPED on ISIS by the United States “Ten days ago, the United States dropped a visually head-turning (and -churning) leaflet cartoon over Raqqa, the power center of the Islamic State’s operations, reported several outlets today, including USA Today. Every so often, critics question the power of a cartoon: In the wake of attacks like…

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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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