Oldie cartoon book and exhibition

“Many readers would not admit it but the first thing they do with a magazine like The Oldie is to flick through it to look at the cartoons. If that is true, as I think it is, then the cartoons assume enormous importance.” Richard Ingrams, editor of The Oldie, and former editor of Private Eye, […]

Cartoonist to launch online magazine

Cartoon by Paul Baker Simon Ellinas, caricaturist and PCO member, is to launch a new website called Ha! The name stands for Humorous Arts and the site is based on the magazine of that name which Simon published in the mid-1990s. The site will feature cartoons, caricatures, humorous articles and short stories. Simon tells us […]

Cartoon Pick of the Week

Bloghorn spotted this great work during this week ending the 25th September 2009. One: Peter Brookes in The Times on the special relationship Two: Nicholas Garland in The Daily Telegraph on a very public crash Three: Len Hawkins in The Spectator on paranoid parenting The PCO: Great British cartoon talent Subscribe to The Foghorn – […]

Back to school with Cartoon Classroom

Comic artist David Lloyd (of V for Vendetta fame), cartoon historian Paul Gravett and teacher Steve Marchant (author of The Cartoonists’ Workshop) have created cartoonclassroom.co.uk. They plan to to centralize all information relating to the study of cartoon and comic strip creation in the UK. The website launches officially in early October and the trio […]

A song and dance about cartooning

Cartoonists in the UK have much in common with our colleagues throughout the world, and we keep in touch via international competitions and festivals, but what we in the UK are sadly missing, unlike our friends in France, is … a song! Yes, Feco France have written their own song in praise of the noble […]

Rowland Emett – eccentrically whimsical inventor

PCOer The Surreal McCoy reports on John Jensen’s illustrated talk on the workings of cartoonist Rowland Emett‘s imagination at the Cartoon Museum in London last night. Admitting he was ‘genetically propelled to enjoy Emett’s work’ John showed what an accomplished technician Emett had been with drawings of trains and planes (he had worked as a […]

The Big Draw Cartoon Auction 2009

Bloghorn encourages readers to browse the Now We Are Ten fund-raising cartoon auction for The UK’s Campaign for Drawing which takes place tomorrow at the Idea Generation Gallery in London. There is some terrific work for sale, including the drawing below by Tim Sanders, and you can bid at the event on the night or […]

Bloghorn victorious in Battle

After several years as the plucky underdog, the Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation’s team, this year rebranded as Team Bloghorn, has finally emerged victorious from the annual Battle of the Cartoonists. Our team came joint first with Private Eye in the Big Draw event in which four teams completed a large banner on the theme of “Now […]