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Kasia Kowalska writes: ‘Bring Me Laughter‘ opens at the Cartoon Museum on 7th January celebrating comedy through cartoons and caricatures. But even though ♫ ‘there should be more happiness’ ♫ here’s some accompanying controversy to bring in the new year! The president of Fifa, Sepp Blatter, won a global injunction against the publication of book of cartoons after Danish […]

Happy Christmas Eve from

With the UK labouring under a series of storms or Atlantic depressions, it’s nice to imagine our Australian friends traditional summer celebration. Maybe we can get some traditional cheer in other fashions later on.    

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Kasia Kowalska writes: The Winter Solstice is behind us and the traditional festive fun is in full swing. Also high on the agenda is freedom of speech after the London School of Economics apologised to two students who had been banned from wearing T-shirts featuring cartoons of the prophet Mohammed and Jesus Christ. Twitter was […]

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The death of Nelson Mandela inspired poignant tributes from UK cartoonists, among them Peter Brookes in The Times (above), Peter Schrank in The Independent and Christian Adams in The Telegraph. Elsewhere, the South African cartoonist Zapiro tells the BBC a personal anecdote that demonstrates Mandela’s appreciation of satire. Congratulations to Len Hawkins, who has been […]

Restaurant has great taste in cartoons

Andy Davey gorges on a fine selection of cartoon morsels There is a rather nice restaurant in a picture-perfect situation, hidden inside a particularly ugly example of Sixties architectural brutalism on the banks of the river in Cambridge. It’s the on the first floor of the University Centre. It’s called the Riverside Restaurant, but don’t tell anyone […]

Politics and plebs at awards bash

Kasia Kowalska writes: The annual Political Cartoon of the Year Awards, hosted by the Ellwood Atfield Gallery, in Smith Square, Westminster, were full to the brim with guests and cartoonists alike. You didn’t have to move far to rub shoulders with the elite of political cartooning in Britain today – most of the nominees, from Christian […]

Procartoonists play it again

The Cartoonists (Alex Hughes, Royston Robertson, Robert Duncan, Graham Fowell and Martin Rowson) Procartoonists members can be seen on TV tomorrow (Friday 6 December) as BBC Two repeats the show in which our team took on the Eggheads. The show was originally broadcast in 2009. We ran a report on it at the time but […]

Interview: Dave Brown of the Independent

Kasia Kowalska reports: Sitting across the table from me in The Betjeman Arms in St. Pancras, nursing a pint, is the four-time winner of the Political Cartoon of the Year award, The Independent’s Dave Brown. He will be defending his title against many other cartoonists this evening. His Rogues’ Gallery cartoon on the Leveson enquiry, […]

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Liza Donnelly, cartoonist for The New Yorker, shares with the transcript of a recent speech in which she looks at how cartoonists can use humour as a force for peace. Huw Aaron, a member of, shares some strips from his ongoing North Stand series and asks, ‘Who’d be a rugby fan?’ Patrick Blower, whose editorial cartoons […]