As the pencil of 2010 contacts the eraser of 2011, Bloghorn thought it was time to record some of the year’s highs and lows – and to speculate about the new year. But first, news of a PRIZE competition which will be coming on Bloghorn over the New Year Bank Holiday weekend … so watch […]
Happy holidays from the UK Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation
As is usual at this time of the year, the media have been having fun mocking the official Christmas cards sent out by politicians. Most went for the usual photos with their kids, or pictures by their kids, but the card from the Chancellor of the Exchequer is different, as it is by a professional […]
Just in time for Christmas, the latest issue of Foghorn, the cartoon magazine of the Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation has been published. Featuring a festive cover by the PCO’s The Surreal McCoy, the magazine is available to subscribers for the very merry price of £20 for six full colour issues – all delivered down your chimney (or through your door). […]
Never mind final Christmas posting dates*, the main thing the discerning cartoon lover needs to bear in mind at this festive time of year is when will the Private Eye Christmas cards run out? The magazine’s website shop has been carrying a “sold out” notice for some days now – proof, if it were needed, […]
Comic fans have the chance to appear alongside legendary superhero Batman thanks to a fund-raising auction. This one-off opportunity is part of a sale to support the Comic Book Alliance (previously). It also includes signed comics, books and artwork from the likes of Hunt Emerson, David Lloyd, Bryan Talbot and Alan Moore among many others. The […]
The Chris Beetles Gallery is hosting a new Quentin Blake exhibition alongside its Illustrators 2010 show. Frabjous Beasts and Frumious Birds opens this Sunday (December 12). Quentin Blake will be at the gallery between 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm to meet the public and chat about his work. Musical entertainment will be provided by the Jelly Rollers […]
While on the theme of awards, congratulations to PCO member Martin Rowson who won the annual Political Cartoon Society’s Cartoonist of the Year award on Monday. You can explore Martin’s work at The Guardian, Tribune and The Morning Star. Dave Brown of the Independent won the prize for the individual drawing of the year.
Bloghorn offers congratulations to Alex Driver and Morgan Twiston-Davies winners of this year’s prizes for the art of cartooning. You can see examples of their winning work below. The annual awards are given by the Cartoon Art Trust and the UK’s national Cartoon Museum.