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Peter Brookes Exhibition at Chris Beetles Gallery

September 4, 2015 in General

The Times’ brilliant political cartoonist, Peter Brookes, is putting more than 150 of his satirical works up for sale in a forthcoming exhibition at the Chris Beetles Gallery in Ryder Street, St. James, London. Testing Times: Peter Brookes will run from 17th September to 3rd October and you can view the work to be exhibited…

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David Hawker RIP

September 3, 2015 in General

The PCO is sad to report that David Hawker, a Punch regular, passed away at St. Michael’s Hospice, Basingstoke on 31st August. David first contributed to Punch in 1967 and his easy drawing style betrayed an acerbic wit, as the accompanying cartoon demonstrates. More of David’s wonderful work can be found in the Punch galleries…

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Show of support at Edinburgh Festival for imprisoned Iranian cartoonist

September 1, 2015 in General

Cartoonists from around the globe, including The Observer’s Chris Riddell, came out in support of Atena Farghadani at the Edinburgh Festival. In June, following a trial that lasted just half an hour, Iran sentenced the 29 year old cartoonist to more than 12 years in prison. Her crime? “Insulting members of parliament through paintings”.  

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Terry Anderson at the Beeb

August 29, 2015 in General

BBC Radio Scotland hosted a talk about the future of cartooning, precipitated by Steve Bell’s appearance at the Edinburgh Book Festival. The programme is here and Terry’s eloquent contribution is at the 01:51:30 mark. Also keep your eyes (and ears) open for further Blog updates on the “Drawn Out” series of podcasts that Terry has…

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Ronald Searle exhibition in his hometown

August 26, 2015 in General

From the Ronald Searle Blog: Ronald Searle (1920-2011) is among Britain’s most popular and celebrated graphic satirists. Born in Cambridge, Searle is best known as the inventor of the fictional girls’ school St. Trinian’s (1948) and for his collaborations on Geoffrey Willans’ Molesworth series (1953- 58). However, as this exhibition shows, he had a long…

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The Guardian picks up on LA Times’ dismissal of political cartoonist Ted Rall

August 26, 2015 in General

Award-winning cartoonist and journalist Ted Rall has accused the Los Angeles Times of wrongly casting doubt on his professional integrity, retracting one of his columns and ending his freelance work with the paper in order to curry favor with the Los Angeles police department. The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists has called for an investigation…

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