Pocket cartoonists: Endangered but vital

The newspaper “pocket” cartoonist is a rare but hardy breed, says PCO Chairman Andy Davey. Spare a thought for the humble pocket cartoonist, guv? Be warned – you’ll need your field glasses to catch them. The Guardian has not replaced David Austin who died in in 2005. But even though they are a diminishing species […]

PCO Artist of the Month – Rupert Besley

Cartoonist Rupert Besley is the PCO artist for June. Click the image to enlarge. You can see Rupert’s other Artist of the Month images by clicking his name, under “Labels” below. And don’t forget to click B for Besley. The PCO: British cartoon talent From the PCO (Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation)

Cartoon exhibition: The Art of Dr. Seuss

A free exhibition called The Art of Dr. Seuss is at the Croydon Clocktower, Croydon, South London, from June 28 until September 20. The books of Dr. Seuss, such as The Cat in the Hat, have been popular for more than 50 years with their combination of zany pictures and rhymes. However, few of us […]

Problems in drawing – image copyright and theft

One of the problems in being able to express yourself through drawing is having your work “borrowed” or “passed off” as the product of someone else.This is an occupational hazard if you draw to make your living, but it is irritating. Actually this is theft because traditionally, full-time, commercial artists and cartoonists sell the rights […]

Artist of the Month: Rupert Besley

Cartoonist Rupert Besley, the PCO artist for June has a history of producing large colourful cartoons on travel and tourism. Bloghorn says click B for Besley. Click to enlarge the image. Get away and find British cartoon talent From the PCO (Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation)

The art of drawing tennis

An exhibition of Gerald Scarfe tennis cartoons and caricatures of former Wimbledon champions has opened in time for the 2008 championships. Scarfe and the drawings get a look in about 2 minutes into the report which is from Channel 4 News.Competitors available here From the PCO (Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation)

Graphic novel serialised in The Times

“Unlikely Events: The Times starts a comic strip” by Arthur Watts (click to enlarge) This 1930s Punch cartoon will make current Times readers chuckle, as a full-colour comic strip now appears in the paper every Monday. Excerpt from “The Trial of the Sober Dog” by Nick Abadzis The Trial of the Sober Dog by Nick […]

Artist of the month: Rupert Besley

Our second offering from the PCO Artist of the month for June, PCOer Rupert Besley. It’s British cartoon talent From the PCO (Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation)

Cartoons and culture

A Giles cartoon published in the Sunday Express in 1967.From the Culture Cartooned exhibition, courtesy of the British Cartoon Archive The question “What is culture?” was raised recently in a high-profile promo campaign for the BBC’s re-launched Culture Show. An exhibition of cartoons from the 20th Century that takes a light-hearted look at culture may […]