Artists of the Month

Click on the banner above for a look back at some of the PCO’s recent artists of the month. It’s British cartoon talent From the PCO (Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation)

Cartoons as graphic report

PCOer Ian Ellery alerts us to the work of Chinese cartoonist Coco Wang who is reporting on the earthquake in her country. Comics historian and teacher, Paul Gravett is hosting some of her still, narrative reports here.British cartoon talent From the PCO (Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation)

Another animated film for grown-ups

An unlikely new trend appears to be emerging in the world of film: animated movies for grown-ups. Hot on the heels of the likes of A Scanner Darkly and Persepolis, comes Waltz with Bashir, which was in competition at the recent Cannes Film Festival. See the trailer above. It’s billed as an “animated documentary”, as […]

Beryl Cook

Artist Beryl Cook, a painter with a cartoonists’ sensibility for accurate observation from life, has died. The The BBC has a slideshow of her images here which are from a gallery exhibition for her 80th birthday made in 2006. There are also formal obituaries from the Telegraph and the Guardian as well as a short […]

Not all in the dirty mac brigade…

This morning, a BBC Radio5Live feature ran a feature on child pornographers using drawings to avoid the law on the distribution and viewing of obscene photography. The presenter described such images as ‘cartoons’. Perhaps he meant drawings or simple visual communication, or even art, but to be honest, the feature was so badly constructed it […]

Artist of the Month: Arthur Reid

Here is our last portfolio piece from Arthur Reid, our cartoonist of the month for May 2008. Bloghorn runs examples of artwork from the PCO’s membership every Friday morning. See some more British cartoon talent From the PCO (Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation)

Main PCO website offline

Please note that the PCO’s members’ portfolio website is currently down for technical work. We will have it online again soon. Apologies for any inconvenience.UPDATED: Friday 23rd May. The folio site is now back online – apologies for the inconvenience. From the PCO (Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation)

Pont events at the Cartoon Museum

The Cartoon Museum has a series of evening events lined up to accompany its exhibition Pont – Observing the British at Home and Abroad, which was reviewed here last week. Pont – the Making of a Humorous Artist, June 5: Illustrated talk with Anita O’Brien, discussing the evolution of Pont’s style from his drawings of […]

Dave Follows retrospective exhibition

A retrospective exhibition of the cartoon art of Dave Follows is now on in his hometown of Stoke-on-Trent. There is a wealth of detail about Dave’s long career in drawing here and many examples of his best-known work – including The Creature Feature – a cartoon strip which ran in the Sunday Times newspaper (and […]