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Latest from the blog

The Inking Woman – 250 years of wit and insight

March 19, 2018 in General

© Myriad Editions “It matters that we remember women’s history. Like so much art, women have taken a backseat. Now they are at the forefront and I am SO proud!” Sandi Toksvig (Author, TV & Radio presenter and PCO patron) This timely and welcome book celebrates the massive contribution women have made, and continue to…

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Equatorial Guinea: Artist Freed from Prison

March 7, 2018 in General

Ramón Esono Ebalé, cartoonist Officer Admits Superiors Ordered Dubious Charges (Nairobi, March 7, 2018) – An Equatorial Guinean court on March 7, 2018 released an artist imprisoned on dubious charges for nearly six months, 18 human rights groups said today. The prosecution dropped all charges against Ramón Esono Ebalé, a cartoonist whose work is often critical of…

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Loss of a good friend to cartooning…

March 3, 2018 in General

…and to football, politics, theatre, health and much else besides. Ernest Hecht, whose Guardian obituary can be reached by the link below, has died at 88. Rupert Besley writes: In 1951 EH founded The Souvenir Press and remained its managing director and driving force for the next 65 years and more. As an independent publisher…

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The PCO has a new Chairleg

February 26, 2018 in General, News

After a very successful tenure as PCO Chairleg the venerable Bill Stott has decided to step down to spend more time with Joan Baez and his Jaguar XK8 – happily Bill will remain on the committee. Step forward Clive Goddard, who will be fitting into Bill’s Chairleg trousers. Clive needs no introduction but here’s one anyway penned by great…

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Jane Mattimoe’s UK Case for Pencils (3): The Surreal McCoy

February 21, 2018 in General

© The Surreal McCoy Jane Mattimoe of A Case for Pencils latest delive into UK cartoonology. In this instalment Jane turns to: The Surreal McCoy Bio: As seen in The New Yorker, Sunday Times, Spectator, Fortean Times and other unlikely places. Also heard making scratching noises on paper for a daily radio show in London as…

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