Matt Lucas to play Gerard Hoffnung

Actor and comedian Matt Lucas (probably best known for Little Britain) is set to play cartoonist Gerard Hoffnung in a Radio 4 play. The play, titled Hoffnung – Drawn to Music is to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of the cartoonist and is due to be broadcast in September. Hoffnung, famous for his […]

More rogues on show at cartoon gallery

Dave Brown’s take on William Blake’s Newton Dave Brown’s new exhibition, Rogues’ Gallery: More Misused Masterpieces, is at the Political Cartoon Gallery in London from tomorrow (June 17) until September 19. It is the second Rogues’ Gallery show and sees Dave Brown once again channelling the spirits of the Old Masters as they guide his […]

Foghorn cartoon magazine published

No39. published in June 2009 – cover artwork this month is by Steve Bell. The Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation of the UK publishes the Foghorn six times a year and you may subscribe to a glossy, printed version for a mere £30 by contacting us at this mail link here. You can download a recent issue […]

Let's talk about Maggie

Margaret Thatcher caricatured by Charles Griffin The Cartoon Museum in London has a series of talks coming up by Kenneth Baker, John Minnion and Steve Bell, to tie-in with the exhibition Maggie! Maggie! Maggie! Margaret Thatcher – A Unique Phenomenon takes place on Tuesday 16th June, 6.30pm – 7.30pm. From 1985 to 1990 Kenneth Baker […]

Cartoon Pick of the Week

Bloghorn spotted this great work during this week ending the 12th June 2009. One: Dan Wasserman in the Boston Globe on job cuts at his own paper Two: Nick Newman in Private Eye: on the latest resignation. Three: and Morten Morland of The Times on the travails of PM Gordon Brown. The PCO: Great British […]

Artist of the Month – Kate Scurfield

The Bloghorn’s artist of the Month for June is Kate Scurfield. We asked her what made her become a cartoonist. Realising that winding up the staff at school by caricaturing them was highly entertaining, though counterproductive at exam time. They finally bribed me with a prize to stop harassing them. I like cartoons over other […]

Colour coded-cartoons…

The Guardian recently ran this piece on a series of political caricatures of the candidates in the upcoming Iranian presidential elections. The cartoons are (unsurprisingly) anonymous, and are being distributed virally by email and blogs. Earlier political events in Iran have been covered in cartoon form by Marjane Satrapi in her graphic novel (and later […]

Illustrator is new Children's Laureate

PCOer Royston Robertson writes: Anthony Browne has been appointed as the new Children’s Laureate, a post awarded every two years to a children’s writer to celebrate outstanding achievement in their field. Here’s the story, with accompanying video clip, on the BBC website. As a cartoonist, I was pleased by this appointment because Browne, like Quentin […]

Prospect magazine profiles cartoonists and launches new strip

Helping mammon soften his image, by Stephen Collins The Prospect magazine blog continues its Cartoonist of the Month series by firing questions at PCOer Alex Matthews. You can also read interviews on the bog with Nick Downes and Clive Goddard. Meanwhile, the magazine has also announced a new regular cartoon strip, excerpt above, drawn by […]