‘Don’t Let It Fool You’ – Noel Ford Exhibition

Anyone in the vicinity of Nuneaton between 3rd October and 29th November might care to drop in to an exhibition of the venerable Noel Ford’s cartoons at the Warwickshire town’s Art Gallery & Museum. The cartoons, though only a dozen or so in number, represent a wide span of the PCO member’s cartooning career, ranging […]

The New Tools of The Trade?

Is this the future of cartooning and animation? Glen Keane, a leading Disney animator for four decades, has spent his career embracing new tools, from digital environments to 3D animation to today’s virtual reality, which finally enables him to step into his drawings and wander freely through his imagination. At Future of Story Telling, Glen […]

“I painted The Last Supper on my bedroom wall”

A couple of quick chats with the incomparable Ralph Steadman. The immensely talented, multi-garlanded artist (and PCO member) discusses his DIY exploits with The Guardian and – slightly less frivolously – his career in this Ten Minute Interview.

Cartoonists – The Foot Soldiers of Democracy

Twelve political cartoonists from around the world discuss a job that requires humour, perseverence and, in many countries, courage in the face of censorship (or worse). The screening of Stephanie Valloatto’s film “Cartoonists – The Foot Soldiers of Democracy” will be followed by a panel discussion. At the time of writing, three panellists have been […]

The Lakes International Comic Arts Festival 2015

A celebration of great comic art from around the world. The great and the good will be gathering in Kendal next month for a cartooning jamboree. Over forty exponents of the comic arts will be drawing live, giving lectures, offering guidance and selling their wares. Among them will be PCO members Noel Ford, Des Buckley […]


Yes, It’s That Man Anderson, the PCO’s wizard of the airwaves… As mentioned in an earlier Blog, Terry Anderson has been working on a new series of podcasts and in this one he talks with cartoonist Gill Hatcher. Gill is the founder of Team Girl Comic, a long-running series of small press anthology comics for female […]

Dundee’s Comic Book Legacy

The Beano. Dandy. Dennis the Menace. Desperate Dan. The Bash Street Kids. All of the above and more will be up for discussion at Dundee University on 16th September when four speakers will highlight the importance of comics to Dundee’s heritage and identity. ‘Comics & The City’ takes place at Baxter Room 1.36, Tower Building, […]

The Cup That Cheers…

Fear not, cartoonists, comfort is only a boiled kettle away! Times may be tough but all your problems can be resolved more easily than you imagined. All you need is a little caffeine induced inspiration… Again, thanks to Alex Hughes for unearthing this Indian jewel.