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PCO Procartoonists – Changes at Procartoonists.org

July 29, 2007 in General

We’d like to encourage you to visit our main portfolio website where you will find a selection of work from probably the funniest and best professional cartoonists’ organisation in the world. Our chief web designer, Ian Ellery has been hard at work tweaking and trimming the edges of the pages until all the sides are as clean and sharp as the drawings in one of his animated cartoons.

Click here for a visit to our main site – and don’t forget to click E for Ellery too.

PCO Procartoonists meeting

July 22, 2007 in General

Hello and welcome to the Procartoonists digital diary – one of the latest additions to the main portfolio website of the Professional Cartoonists Organisation.

The PCO diary is going to be the active and outward-looking part of our website, where we will be posting news, links and views about what’s going on in the organisation, with the membership and also, outside in the real non-digital world.

By way of proof-positive about this, here is a photo of some of the committee hard at work planning the future of the PCO. You’ll see Foghorn magazine production manager Tim Harries pointing out President Andy Davey’s appalling computer error. Senior committee men Noel Ford and Bill Stott, look on, appalled.

We met at the old custard factory in Birmingham, although, sadly, no custard was available. There was plenty of rain and as the second photo shows, some of us had a lot of fun (not) in trying to get home afterwards.

Foghorn design guru Tim Harries won the prize for worst journey home, finally docking in Newport, South Wales, a full 28 hours after the meeting wrapped up in Brum.

PCO Procartoonists meeting

July 19, 2007 in General

There will be a meeting of the PCO committee at the Custard Factory in Birmingham on Friday 20th July. Cartoon courtesy of Noel Ford (and click F for Ford – to see his folio), all rights are reserved.

PCO Procartoonists – Heath Robinson’s Helpful Solutions

July 5, 2007 in News

So nice to see that the Cartoon Museum has put on an exhibition of William Heath Robinson cartoons. There aren’t many cartoonists who achieve their own entry in the Oxford English Dictionary AND get mentioned on the Today programme, so hat’s off to CM head honchos Anita O’Brien and Oliver Preston and indeed the very late Mr Heath Robinson himself. “Heath Robinson’s Helpful Solutions” (until 7 October 2007) is the largest exhibition of William Heath Robinson’s (1872-1944) humorous drawings for 15 years. It includes over 100 original drawings and sketches. Also included in the exhibition are two three dimensional ‘Heath Robinson’ machines.