Comic Art Imitating Life?

Marvel comic book villains seem to be taking their lead from the British Prime Minister! In Al Ewing’s second volume of ‘Captain Britain and the Mighty Defenders’, a guard takes the words right out of David Cameron’s mouth when he informs his prisoners their rights are being revoked. The comic book character quotes the PM’s […]

PCO’s Jeremy Banks in Illustrationcupboard’s 3rd Annual Political Cartoon Exhibition

Based in Bury St., London, The Illustrationcupboard Gallery will be hosting an exhibition of some of Britain’s finest political cartoonists, including The Daily Telegraph’s Christian Adams and Chris Riddell of The Observer. PCO member and Financial Times cartoonist Jeremy Banks (better known as BANX) will have many of his brilliant works on show, an example […]

African Cartoonists’ World View

A gallery of African political cartoonists and their take on world events can be found here on The Guardian’s website. One of the most striking images is Egyptian Doaa Eladl’s cartoon about female genital mutilation (see above). Handled with a graphic sensibility both immediate and sensitive, it’s easy to see why she is regarded by […]

Peter Brookes Exhibition at Chris Beetles Gallery

The Times’ brilliant political cartoonist, Peter Brookes, is putting more than 150 of his satirical works up for sale in a forthcoming exhibition at the Chris Beetles Gallery in Ryder Street, St. James, London. Testing Times: Peter Brookes will run from 17th September to 3rd October and you can view the work to be exhibited […]

David Hawker RIP

The PCO is sad to report that David Hawker, a Punch regular, passed away at St. Michael’s Hospice, Basingstoke on 31st August. David first contributed to Punch in 1967 and his easy drawing style betrayed an acerbic wit, as the accompanying cartoon demonstrates. More of David’s wonderful work can be found in the Punch galleries […]

Show of support at Edinburgh Festival for imprisoned Iranian cartoonist

Cartoonists from around the globe, including The Observer’s Chris Riddell, came out in support of Atena Farghadani at the Edinburgh Festival. In June, following a trial that lasted just half an hour, Iran sentenced the 29 year old cartoonist to more than 12 years in prison. Her crime? “Insulting members of parliament through paintings”.