Video: Matt’s favourite cartoonists

A treat to start the week. Matt Pritchett, pocket cartoonist at The Telegraph Media Group talks about his favourite cartoonists in this short video. Bloghorn is made on behalf of the UK Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation

Round-up: What the Bloghorn saw

Rob Murray writes: Following an MP-generated controversy earlier in the year, when the University of Dundee launched the first mainstream postgraduate course in comic studies, student Laura Sneddon has helpfully begun blogging about the MLitt on a weekly basis for Comicbook resources. Pulitzer-Prize winning US cartoonist Clay Bennett gave a talk this week in which […]

Cartoonists play sardines at Eye party

Bloghorn’s roving correspondent Martin Honeysett reports on Private Eye’s 50th birthday party. The magazine’s Golden Jubilee was celebrated in the ornate splendour of the Guildhall in the City of London on Wednesday evening. Editors, staff, contributors, media celebrities, friends, hacks and cartoonists gathered together, then gathered together some more, like sardines, to hear speeches by […]

Cartoonist talent search continues

Congratulations to Steve Bright, one of our members, who has also made the final of Cartoonist Idol at the i newspaper. Steve provides the delightful shark drawing we use in our masthead here from time-to-time. He will be competing against Ben Jennings, Mark Thatcher, John Kennedy, and Chris Shipton for a job with the paper. There is also […]

Cartoonist Idol shortlist announced

The Surreal McCoy and Rob Murray, both members of the PCO, which runs the Bloghorn, have made the final in the strip cartoon section of the i newspaper’s “Cartoonist Idol” competition. They feature alongside strips by Phil Merchant, Trumble & Warr, and Geoff Thompson on pages 26 and 27 of the i today. The PCO […]

Round-up: What the Bloghorn saw

Rob Murray writes: The BBC reports on the appropriation by protest groups of the Guy Fawkes mask featured in V For Vendetta – designed by David Lloyd for the 1980s comic strip he co-created with Alan Moore, which was turned into a Hollywood film in 2006. You can read the article here, while elsewhere the […]

Editors take note …

Ian Hislop and Nick Newman talk cartoons at the Eye © V&A If you have not yet watched the behind-the-scenes video about Private Eye on the V&A site, you should take a look, particularly if you are in any way responsible for content in newspapers, magazines or websites. Ian Hislop, Editor of Private Eye, one […]

Cartoons kick over the statues at V&A

After much media hoopla, Private Eye: The First 50 Years opened at the Victoria & Albert museum in South Kensington, London, yesterday. The exhibition will run until January 8. The free exhibition explores the wealth of artistic talent that the magazine has showcased since 1961 and features original artwork for some of the funniest Private […]

Round-up: What the Bloghorn saw

Rob Murray writes: Life magazine has compiled a diverse selection of wartime caricatures of Adolf Hitler, and points out that “in the right hands a pen, a paint brush, or a crude puppet can be an effective weapon.” You can see the slideshow here. A new film has turned to animation to tell the story […]