PCO member Alex Matthews has been declared the first winner of the Free Expression Cartoon Contest by the Council for Secular Humanism. The theme for the competition was Religion, and Alex’s prize-winning entry (above) netted him $2500 (£1650). Pulitzer-prize winning judge Steve Benson said of the cartoon: Wickedly humorous, brutally direct, effectively and simply rendered. A […]
Clips from the animated show. Warning: contains rude stuff The Ricky Gervais Show, in which the comedian’s popular podcasts are brought to visual life with animation, comes to British TV next month. The HBO show, which features Stephen Merchant, co-creator of The Office, and Karl Pilkington, their friend and former producer from the duo’s days […]
Read more about lots of magic cartoons – and the people who make them appear.
Peter Brookes has won Cartoonist of the Year at the British Press Awards. Brookes, who draws the daily comment cartoon for the Times newspaper as well as the Nature Notes feature for the Saturday edition, was presented the award by John Humphries at the Grosvenor House Hotel ceremony yesterday. Thanks to the Press Gazette for […]
The Cartoonists’ Club of Great Britain is 50 years old next week. Members will be celebrating this weekend in a pub which stands on the site of The Feathers, just off London’s Fleet Street. This is where the CCGB was launched at 2pm on April Fool’s Day – appropriately enough for cartoonists! – in 1960. […]
Martin Rowson talks about printmaker and engraver William Hogarth for Tate Britain. Martin will be appearing at the upcoming Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival in April.
Private Eye cartoonist Andrew Birch, who recently joined the Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation which runs the Bloghorn, neatly sums up the age-old “Cartoons vs. Art” debate in his new Young British Artists strip. It’s a pitilessly satirical view of the Art Establishment … and Bloghorn could not agree more. See the strip at the Private Eye […]
The main exhibition at this year’s event – ‘‘I Don’t Believe It’’ – explores the festival theme of Magic, Myth and Mystery. We are going to be previewing a little of the original content for this show before the festival opens on April 22nd. Other exhibitions will be unveiled by visiting cartoonists from Greece and […]
The Cartoon Art Trust, the registered charity [pdf] behind the UK national Cartoon Museum, receives no state or public funding. This means that every year the trustees have to raise £150,000 to run it. For the first time in several years, the museum have managed to get a funds-runner a place in the London Marathon. Step forward one […]