Flying to Shrewsbury 2012

Pete Dredge submitted this charming image to the selection committee for the Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival 2012. Will it make the cut for the big exhibition? The only sure way to know, is to go! Read on for details. –>Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival starts on 5th April, opening of with ‘Flights of Fancy’. The weekend for ‘Cartoonists […]

The artist as cartoonist

Review: David Shrigley: Brain Activity at the Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, London A vexed question of categorisation arises when it comes to the artist David Shrigley: Is he a cartoonist? He and many art critics appear reluctant to use the term, but there’s no doubt that black and white line drawings, many of which are designed […]

The Round-up

Alex, Charles Peattie and Russell Taylor‘s City comic strip for The Daily Telegraph, is celebrating 25 satirical years. BBC Radio 4’s Today programme interviews the strip’s eponymous banker, left, and gets his take on the current state of the economy here. Meanwhile, academics at Oxford University say the Alex strip can be used to forecast […]

For No Good Reason

Fine news for all fans of Ralph Steadman, the drawing iconoclast and member: a long-awaited film about him is on its way. The video trailer is available at and features gratuitous sleb endorsements.

Taking a run-up to the Shrewsbury festival

Here’s another cartoon submitted for exhibition at this year’s Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival, where the theme is “Flying”. This is by The Surreal McCoy. We will be featuring more great cartoons submitted to the festival exhibition by our members ahead of the festival in April. You can see the first drawing here. If you’re not familiar with the […]

We’re all in this together … the final Foghorn

All good things must come to an end, and so it has come to pass that Foghorn, the magazine of the Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation has reached its final issue. Fear not, for it is going out with a smile on its face. The theme, as featured on the cover by our out-going Chairman Andy Davey, […]

The Round-up

Rosie Brooks, a member of the Professional Cartoonists’  Organisation, which runs the Bloghorn, has found a piece of her artwork adorning a US postage stamp. That’s because she painted the guitar that Sir Paul McCartney is pictured with on one of a range of stamps for the animal welfare charity PETA. You can watch Rosie […]

Thoughts turn to Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival 2012

As the ice melts, thoughts turn to spring and that means the annual cartoon festival at Shrewsbury. The event theme this year is “Flying” and we will be featuring some of the terrific art submitted to the festival exhibition by our members in the coming weeks, in between explaining what you can expect when you […]

A cartoonist’s lot

The struggle of the gag cartoonist is the subject for an article in the current issue of the Association of Illustrators magazine Varoom! It’s by Martin Colyer, Design Director at Reader’s Digest, who asks: “What other profession has within its job description such a huge element of rejection? Even actors, famous in the rejection stakes, […]