Artist of the Month: Denis Dowland

PCO Artist of the Month, Denis Dowland, reveals to Bloghorn how he goes about producing his cartoons … “I have had to learn to resist the Big Creative Rush, especially after a grand meal or closing time, when everything comes out so clear and sharp and you can do, of course, no wrong. “I have […]

PCOer Morten Morland wins political cartoonist of the year

PCOer Morten Morland won the Political Cartoon Society‘s cartoonist of the year yesterday. Bloghorn is publishing one of Morten’s Post-it note caricatures of Gordon Brown above. Bloghorn’s alter ego, and the current chair leg of the PCO, Andy Davey said: It’s great that Morten has won this. He’s one of the best cartoonists working in […]

Cartoonist takes issue with cartoon awards

Everyone likes an online row, and cartoonist Rod McKie has provoked one on his blog with a blast at the recent Cartoon Art Trust Awards. (We blogged it here.) Rod is an established professional cartoonist, well known for his forthright opinions. In this article he dismisses the entire genre of caricature (“It’s a fairly tired […]

A cartoon obituary and a cartoon award

An obituary for Oliver Postgate creator of many children’s television animations and an award for Posy Simmonds for her drawn interpretations of novels. Via Updated: The Guardian has a fine YouTube tribute to Oliver Postgate’s work here. A particular mention for this clip… The PCO: Great British cartoon talent Subscribe to The Foghorn – our […]

Heart-warming Christmas tale

PCOer Adrian Teal writes: I had a phone call from the news desk of my local paper recently asking if I’d mind doing a last-minute cartoon about our gaffe-prone town council. The council had ditched the idea of suspending Christmas decorations across the town’s main shopping street, because Health and Safety were worried about them […]

Cartoon Pick of the Week

Bloghorn spotted this great work this week… One: Stephen Hutchinson (aka Bernie) in Private Eye on child protection officers Two: Gerald Scarfe in the Sunday Times on India Three: A spot of blowing our own Foghorn … Noel Ford on the cover of the new Christmas issue of the PCO’s cartoon magazine. (Below – click […]

Artist of the Month: Denis Dowland

The PCO Artist of the Month for December 2008 is Denis Dowland. Denis’s output ranges from traditional gags, or, joke cartoons to “conceptual absurdism” (his description). He tells Bloghorn that from a young age that he was always drawing; “As a child I was perceived as a gifted artist, due mostly, I imagine, to my […]

The far side of the world of cartoons

King Features syndicated strip cartoon artist (and ex-pat Brit) Alex Hallatt has a write-up of the state of the Australian cartoon world. You can find her report from the recent Stanley Awards here. The PCO: Great British cartoon talent From the PCO (Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation)

Cartoonist has a go at cartoonists

Cartoonist Stephan Pastis has used his newspaper comic strip Pearls Before Swine to take a very funny swipe at cartoonists who peddle what he sees as hackneyed and dated gags about subjects such as golf, henpecked husbands and “hot secretaries”. Bloghorn says, feel free to voice your objections to either side of the argument in […]