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Latest from the blog

Christmas comes early: The Best of Kipper Williams – out now

September 20, 2016 in General

© Kipper Williams & Amberley Publishing Working on the premise that advertisers feel no compunction about promoting Easter eggs in January, the PCO is happy to shamelessly plug our very own Kipper Williams’ new book as a must-purchase stocking filler. One of Britain’s most popular cartoonists, Kipper’s work has appeared in virtually all the major…

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Nathan Ariss ponders the ‘filler’ – plus the happy rookie mistake!

September 20, 2016 in General

© Nathan Ariss Nathan Ariss writes: If I blogged, I guess this would be a nice enough subject to fill my social media day with, in full expectation of some ‘yeah, been there’ comments and other helpful feedback about the perils and delights of submitting cartoons to publications. There’s rules, of course: 1) Keep accurate,…

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CRNI call for cartoons in support of detained refugee artist Eaten Fish

September 18, 2016 in General

© Eaten Fish Via Terry Anderson: Dear friends and colleagues, You may all have seen our press release about a month ago, identifying cartoonist Eaten Fish as the 2016 recipient of our Award for Courage and Editorial Cartooning. The award will be given out at the final dinner of this year’s convention of the Association…

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1066 and all that…

September 15, 2016 in General

© The Estate of Martin Honeysett The Hastings Cartoon Festival couldn’t wish for a better kick start than tonight’s A Taste of Honeysett exhibition at Hastings Museum. Be warned, however: this is not a gentle introduction to the cartooning art! The late and much lamented man dipped his pen into a bottle containing the darkest…

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September 4, 2016 in General

One or the other? Or both? Nathan Ariss ponders these questions and more… Picture: “Cartoon or illustration?” From a series of Hutchinson Design and Technology books, 1991. An occasional borelog on artists and subjectivity, and whether one really decides what kind of artist one actually is: do you let the market (eventually) decide, or do…

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Ralph Steadman: then and now

August 26, 2016 in General

  © Ralph Steadman Rediscovering Ralph Steadman’s illustrated edition of George Orwell’s Animal Farm Published in 1995, this special edition, titled “Animal Farm: A Fairy Story”, contains one hundred of the great man’s spectacular illustrations in both full colour and halftone. Sadly, the book is now out of print. Luckily for us Maria Popova has…

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