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Bloghorn banner at The Big Draw

September 11, 2009 in General

The cartoon auction site for The 2009 Big Draw is here and it is a chance to buy some great, original and funny drawn artwork as well as help a good cause.

Last November we blogged about Bloghorn’s team for last year’s Transports of Delight competition and who produced a huge cartoon banner for the annual contest which was held at St Pancras rail station in London.

Well, now you can own a piece of cartooning history as all four banners made then (from The Guardian, The Independent, Private Eye and Bloghorn) are being auctioned off with all proceeds going to the Campaign for Drawing, a charity whose purpose is to promote drawing as a tool to support learning, and cultural and social engagement for all ages and abilities.

The Bloghorn cartoonists from the PCO at the Big Draw 2008Bloghorn’s cartoonists made this striking design.(Pete Dredge, Robert Duncan, Kipper Williams and Bloghorn writer Royston Robertson). They represented the Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation

We will be reporting on how this years’s Bloghorn team gets on after the event which takes place on saturday 12th September. Full details here.

The Independent cartoonists at the Big Draw 2008The winning banner from 2008 was from The Independent (Dave Brown, Tim Sanders, PCOer Chris Burke and Bloghorn Editor Matt Buck)

The Guardian cartoonists at the Big Draw 2008The Guardian (PCOers Steve Bell, Martin Rowson, PCO Chair leg Andy Davey and Tim Pond)

The Private Eye cartoonists at The Big Draw 2008 Private Eye (Andrew Birch, Richard Jolley, Simon Pearsall and PCOer Ken Pyne

The PCO: Great British cartoon talent

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September 9, 2009 in Comment

Want to see more great drawing and joke-making by Britains top professional cartoonists? The Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation has released the back-catalogue of it’s bi-monthly cartoon magazine free on it’s website, and here on Bloghorn.

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You can buy an annual subscription to six full-colour print copies of Foghorn for only £30. Contact us here.

Bloghorn at The Big Draw 2009

September 7, 2009 in Comment


Teams of participants from the Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation who run Bloghorn will be participating in the annual Big Draw next weekend. Cartoonists Clive Goddard, Andy Bunday, Pete Dredge and Nathan Ariss will be representing the trade in the Battle of the Cartoonists. Colleagues Tim Harries, and Cathy Simpson will also be a running a series of workshops for visitors at the Idea Generation gallery in central London.

UPDATED: 9th September 2009 11.30am. You can also find details of the lots for auction here

Cartoon Pick of the Week

September 4, 2009 in Links, News

Bloghorn spotted this great work during this week ending the 4th September 2009.

One: Kipper Williams in The Guardian on unwanted vsitors

Two: Matt Davies in the Journal News (NY State) USA: on opposition to plans for health reform in America.

Three: Christian Adams in the Daily Telegraph: ‘Did you forget to cancel the papers?’

The PCO: Great British cartoon talent
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Bloghorn’s Artist of the Month

September 4, 2009 in Events

We are taking a break from our regularly monthly feature during September. Instead we will be showcasing some of the back catalogue of work which our nominated artists have republished on Bloghorn – and we are kicking off with Ken Pyne’s image on the joy of architects.


You can catch up with more work from Ken and the best British cartoonists here.

by Royston

The Oldie to launch book and exhibition

September 2, 2009 in General

dishcartoon “He’s making a list of people he doesn’t want to see at his funeral.” Oldie magazine cartoon by Neil Dishington

A book of cartoons from The Oldie is to be published later this month, and an exhibition to go with it will be held at the Cartoon Museum in London.

The Oldie Book of Cartoons 1992-2009, published on September 25, will feature more than 400 of the best cartoons from the irreverent magazine.

The Cartoon Museum, in Little Russell Street, Bloomsbury, will hold an exhibition entitled Cartoons from The Oldie in its Blue Room from September 30 until December 24. The latest edition of the magazine comes with a mini book which will act as a taster.

More magazine news: Bernie is the new Cartoonist of the Month at Prospect magazine. He reveals that he usually never tells people he’s a cartoonist, because “they suggest ideas for cartoons like ‘Caution, large plant crossing’. I find it’s best to keep quiet”.