Opinion: Tearing a strip off automated online cartoons

The Procartoonists.org blog notes with interest the rise of Bitstrips, an app that allows anyone to make clip-art style cartoons featuring themselves. Billed as “instant comics and cards starring you and your friends”, they are popular for Facebook e-cards and status updates. We have seen this kind of automation of cartooning skills before. And now, […]

The Round-up

  The cartoon above, by Peter Steiner, is understood to be the most popular ever to appear in The New Yorker. Journalist Glenn Fleishman talks to its creator and looks at what has happened in the 20 years since it first appeared. Last Friday’s edition of The One Show dropped in on a host of […]

Strangeways here we come:<br>Manchester cartoon show

The Surreal McCoy reports from the Hey Wayne! cartoon show. Off to Manchester for the weekend and a treat in store at the Richard Goodall Gallery in the city centre, where four cartoonists were exhibiting their unique takes on the theme of cartoons and art. Not only was there artwork aplenty on the walls but the […]

Award to Steve Way: Services to cartooning

We are delighted to announce that Steve Way, cartoon editor of Reader’s Digest, and previously of Punch, was presented with the 2013 PCO Award for Services to Cartooning in a packed Bloomsbury pub, London, last night. A short speech extolling Mr Way’s dedication in mentoring and giving honest feedback to both upcoming and established cartoonists everywhere […]

The Round-up

George Grosz, the German satirical artist who has inspired so many of today’s cartoonists, is the subject of a new exhibition at the Richard Nagy gallery in London – the first retrospective of Grosz’s work to be held in the UK for almost 20 years. Read more about the show here. Matt Pritchett of The […]

A look back at St Just

Terry Anderson reports from the 32nd  St Just-le-Martel cartoon festival, near Limoges in France. I was making my eighth trip to the event. (Ed adds: That’s probably more than Charles De Gaulle managed) I was delighted to learn the main exhibition space has been named the Espace Loup after an artist who has given an enormous […]

Opinion: People love cartoons, <br>so why let them go?

Nick Newman, cartoonist, PCO member and editor of Private Eye: A Cartoon History, writes for the Procartoonists.org blog: The sound of 1,000 people laughing out loud at cartoons from Private Eye: A Cartoon History left me feeling elated as I departed from the Cheltenham Literature Festival. The town hall, the largest venue in town, was […]

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Above: It’s difficult to whinge when your work is given pride of place in a fancy art gallery, but Procartoonists.org member Tony Husband still managed to include this observation of the cartooning community in the Hey Wayne! cartoon show currently taking place in Manchester. Tony’s art-related cartoons share the walls of the Richard Goodall Gallery […]

Hey Wayne! arrives

The Hey Wayne! cartoon art show opens this weekend at the Richard Goodall Gallery in Manchester. Enjoy a sneak preview of three of the contributing artists at their Procartoonists portfolios which you can find, here, here and here. Chris Madden, Bill Stott and Tony Husband will be joined by Bill Tidy, about whom you may learn […]