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Hector Breeze RIP

January 6, 2019 in General

Cartoon from Private Eye – A Cartoon History Rupert Besley writes: The sad news of the passing of Hector Breeze not long after celebrating his 90th birthday, has, unsurprisingly, brought in a flood of tributes from fellow cartoonists, all recognising the greatness of the man along with the warmth, charm and wit of his cartoons.…

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PCO Cartoon Review of 2018

January 2, 2019 in Comment, General, News

  Cartoon © Steve Bright As is tradition, here is our review of the year featuring cartoons by PCO members and when I say tradition I mean we did it for the first time last year. The Brighty cartoon above was done to introduce last year but is sadly still very true for the end…

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Cartooning Global Forum

December 13, 2018 in Events, General

The Surreal McCoy writes: Monday (December 10th) was the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Earlier this year in October I was asked to attend the first Cartooning Global Forum day at UNESCO in Paris, to represent PCO (paying my own train fare). I made several useful contacts at this forum for…

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Who pocketed the cartoon awards?

November 30, 2018 in Events, General, News

Clive Goddard writes: The Political Cartoon Awards have been running for 18 years now, but this year there was something new. The event takes place in a large, swanky hall in central London with subdued coloured lighting, tasty little unidentified canapes being offered by attractive young people and more free booze than anyone has time…

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The Wolf of Baghdad – a memoir of a lost homeland

November 16, 2018 in Events, General

Illustration © The Surreal McCoy The Wolf Of Baghdad, an audio-visual project created by PCO member The Surreal McCoy, is based on her Iraqi-Jewish family’s memories of their lost homeland. A short preview can be seen here.  Illustration © The Surreal McCoy Drawn digitally the memoir will be presented as a motion comic – a…

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Happy Birthday, Somewhen*

October 29, 2018 in General

© Rupert Besley Rupert Besley writes: (*That’s an Isle of Wight word, ‘somewhen’, and generally means ‘mañana’ or when the plumber says he’ll be back. It’s not a nice word, but has its uses.) At some point last autumn, or maybe the one before, the PCO passed its 10th birthday. An occasion for celebration and…

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