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Foghorn goes forth once more

May 3, 2012 in Comment, General

Foghorn Cartoon @ procartoonists.org © Andy Davey

© Andy Davey

Regular readers might recall our previous life as the Bloghorn, the digital relative of the old-time printed magazine Foghorn. This legendary creature is a sage about the cartoon artform that our members exhibit, so we are pleased to welcome his weekly strip to the Procartoonists.org blog.

We’re all in this together … the final Foghorn

February 20, 2012 in Comment, Events, News

All good things must come to an end, and so it has come to pass that Foghorn, the magazine of the Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation has reached its final issue. Fear not, for it is going out with a smile on its face. The theme, as featured on the cover by our out-going Chairman Andy Davey, is “We’re all in this together”.–>

What’s inside?

Rupert Besley reflects on pyramids, pillocks and Gizas

How architects deal with austere times by Roger Penwill

Foghorn’s Guide to All Being In It Together

Curmudgeon calls for a National Moan

… and many, many cartoons, including a full page of work from Clive Collins MBE.

You can read the whole thing online here! 

And what now for Foghorn? well, changes are afoot. Watch this space …

Foghorn magazine – Issue 49

March 4, 2011 in News

Spring has nearly sprung and so has the latest issue of Foghorn, the cartoon magazine of the Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation. In keeping with this issue’s musical theme, the magazine features an operatic cover by PCO’s Chichi Parish and is available to subscribers for the very merry annual price of £20 for six full colour issues.

What’s inside?

Noel Ford reminisces about his time as a guitarist in the Stormbreakers
Fellow guitarist Roger Penwill tells of  his love for the instrument
Tim Harries has a less than relaxing spa break
John Jensen gives us his musical memories
And you’ll find a full page of cartoons by the Surreal McCoy!

Plus…

…all the regular features – Buildings in the Fog, The Critic, The Foghorn Guide to…, The Potting Shed, Andy Davey‘s ‘Foggy’ strip and many more random acts of humour crammed in wherever we could find room.

You can read older issues of Foghorn online here, right up to our most recent issue.

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Foghorn magazine – Issue 48

December 16, 2010 in News

Just in time for Christmas, the latest issue of Foghorn, the cartoon magazine of the Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation has been published. Featuring a festive cover by the PCO’s The Surreal McCoy, the magazine is available to subscribers for the very merry price of £20 for six full colour issues – all delivered down your chimney (or through your door).

What’s inside?

Ian Ellery treats us to a very Stanley Unwin Chrimbletide
A short history of the Christmas card by Chris Madden
Nathan Ariss relates some seasonal thespian tales of Mason Ayres
Mike Williams tells of his first taste of Punch
The partridge gets well stuffed by Neil Dishington
And  you’ll find a full page of Wilbur Dawbarn cartoons!

Plus…

…all the regular features – Buildings in the Fog, The Critic, The Foghorn Guide to…, The Potting Shed, Andy Davey‘s ‘Foggy’ strip and many more random acts of humour crammed in wherever we could find room.

You can read older issues of Foghorn online here, right up to our most recent issue.

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Foghorn magazine – Issue 47

November 4, 2010 in General, News


The latest issue of Foghorn, the cartoon magazine of the Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation is published. Featuring a cover drawing by the PCO’s Alexander Matthews, the magazine is available to subscribers for the recession-busting price of £20 for six full colour issues – all delivered to your door.

What’s inside?

Mind how you go – Clive Collins delves into some deep wartime secrets
Nathan Ariss tells some thespian tales of Mason Ayres
And the secrets arts of caricature are revealed by Adrian Teal
Bill Stott delivers the gory details of Bloodsports in the Foghorn guide to…
And  you’ll find a full page of Clive Goddard cartoons!

Plus…

…all the regular features – Buildings in the Fog, The Critic, The Potting Shed, Andy Davey‘s ‘Foggy’ strip and many more random acts of humour crammed in wherever we could find room.

You can read older issues of Foghorn online here, right up to our most recent issue.

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Bloghorn says enquire about a subscription for your loved one this (ahem) ‘nearly christmas’.

The Big Draw 2010

October 22, 2010 in Events, News

The 2010 London launch event of the Big Draw starts today and runs into this weekend – the 22nd and 23rd of October. Many members of the Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation will be working there and we’d be delighted to see you.

You will find us running free workshops on the craft and skill of cartooning and also participating in the annual Battle of the Cartoonists with many of our members playing for Private Eye, The Guardian and our own Foghorn magazine.


View Bloghorn at the The Big Draw 2010 in a larger map

Of course, we think the events at number six on Saturday  steal the show, but as you can see below, the organisers at the Campaign for Drawing have done a terrific job in making a great long line up of events along a large stretch of the River Thames. Bloghorn says don’t miss it.

The London events of the Big Draw 2010 at the Bloghorn for the UK Professional Cartoonists' Organisation

The London events of the Big Draw 2010 at the Bloghorn for the UK Professional Cartoonists' Organisation

Foghorn cartoon magazine – Issue 46

August 13, 2010 in Events, News

Foghorn Cartoon Magazine from the UK Professional Cartoonists' Organisation http://wwww.procartoonists.org

The new issue of Foghorn, the cartoon magazine of the UK Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation, has been published. Featuring a cover by Steve Bright and a back cover by Gerard Whyman, Foghorn is available to subscribers for the modest annual sum of £30 for six full colour issues all delivered to your door.

What’s inside this issue?

Toyshops in my life – Clive Collins reveals how he never got the hang of wrapping up a fully inflated football.

A word to the wise – Chris Madden explains how simplified spelling is quite str8forward.

The Trevelyan Files – Foghorn’s very own rip-roaring adventurer continues his exploits, courtesy of Andrew Birch.

Buildings in the Fog – Roger Penwill dons his architectural trousers and heads to the nearest railway station.

The Potting Shed – Cathy Simpson keeps our resident gardening experts in check. Careful with that strimmer!

A full page of Rob Murray cartoons (described by Michael Heath,  cartoon editor at the Spectator magazine, as one of the “smart new kids on the block”.)

Strips from Wilbur, Andy Davey and The Surreal McCoy.

And of course the fun-packed filler features – The Critic, The Foghorn Guide to, Letters to the Editor, and a fair bucketload of cartoons!

Buy your own annual subscription here.

Foghorn cartoon magazine – Issue 45

June 16, 2010 in Comment

The new issue of Foghorn, the cartoon magazine of the Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation, has been published. Featuring a cover by the PCO’s Andrew Birch (and a back cover by Higgins), Foghorn is available to subscribers for the modest sum of £30 for six full colour issues delivered to your door.

What’s inside?

Money in the wrong handsClive Collins recalls a case of mistaken identity.
This is your caption speakingRupert Besley goes back to school to find the trouble with words.
None shall pass!Neil Dishington writes a short but sweet piece on the perils of online security.
Tickling the ivoriesTim Harries grabs his gold cape and widdly synth. Music lovers beware.
Foghorn guide to…Bill Stott explains Equestrianism to non-horsey folk the world over. Some of it may even be true.
A full page of Noel Ford cartoons!

Plus…

…all the usual features – Buildings in the Fog, The Critic, The Potting Shed, Andy Davey‘s ‘Foggy’ strip and plenty more cartoony random acts of humour.

You can also read older issues of Foghorn online here, right up to our most recent issue featuring a cover by, er, the author of this post Alex Hughes.

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Foghorn cartoon magazine – Issue 44

April 15, 2010 in Comment

Foghorn cartoon magazine. Made by cartoonists. Cover art ©Alex Hughes for the Professional Cartoonists' Organisation
A new Foghorn magazine is published. Click the picture to subscribe to a beautiful print copy of your very own if you don’t already pay £30 for six issues a year. You can explore some free digital back copies here. This issue the cover artwork is by Alex Hughes.

What’s inside?

Spitting Image – Royston Robertson finds a cartoon namesake down under, and unearths some suprises.
Cool for Cats
– Chichi Parish surfs the internet, stopping off to interview a cat-loving, Harley Davidson-riding nudist.
Yes, you read that correctly
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King of the Roundabout
– Gerard Whyman gets behind the wheel for the first time in 21 years, and lives to tell us the tale.
Such Larks!
– Foghorn’s resident Critic Pete Dredge takes on Lark Rise to Candleford.

Plus:
A four page preview of Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival featuring more cartoons than you can shake a stick at.
The Surreal McCoy – a full-page spread of artwork!
With Buildings in the Fog, The Foghorn Guide To, The Potting Shed and many more random acts of humour.

So, buy yourself a print subscription here

Bloghorn at The Big Draw 2009

September 7, 2009 in Comment

Bloghorn@TheBigDraw

Teams of participants from the Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation who run Bloghorn will be participating in the annual Big Draw next weekend. Cartoonists Clive Goddard, Andy Bunday, Pete Dredge and Nathan Ariss will be representing the trade in the Battle of the Cartoonists. Colleagues Tim Harries, and Cathy Simpson will also be a running a series of workshops for visitors at the Idea Generation gallery in central London.

UPDATED: 9th September 2009 11.30am. You can also find details of the lots for auction here