Awards Success for PCO Members

Seven PCO members are in the running for the Political Cartoon of the Year Awards 2015 Andy Davey, Martin Rowson, Matthew Buck, Mike Turner, Steve Bell, Steve Bright and Steve Jones (Jonesy) are all in the hat for this prestigious award. Sponsored by Ellwood Atfield, this annual event is a celebration of UK national paper […]

PCO Appeal to Algerian Ambassador for Release of Cartoonist Tahar Djehiche

The following letter was sent this morning to the Algerian Ambassador: Your Excellency, I would like to take the opportunity to call your attention to the case of Mr. Tahar Djehiche, an Algerian citizen and cartoonist, who is detained in your country. He is the subject of concern for myself and my colleagues at the […]

PCO Profile: Kate Taylor

Kate is a cartoonist and illustrator who creates strip and single panel cartoons and illustrations for a wide variety of clients across the media. Her work has featured in numerous magazines, newspapers, books, on calendars, greetings cards and has been animated for television. Kate often works to tight deadlines and enjoys jobs which have a […]

First They Came for The Cartoonists…

An opinion piece in The Guardian argues that the latest terrorist atrocity in Paris shows how wrong were those who suggested the cartoonists might have ‘provoked’ their own murder. You can read the article here on The Guardian website. Thanks to Matthew Buck.  

French Cartoonist Jean Jullien on Creation of “Symbol of Peace for Paris”

“In all this horror there’s something positive that people are coming together in a sense of unity and peace.” Via @CRNetInt and Time website Jean Jullien had just begun his vacation when he heard on the radio about the terrorist attacks in his native France. “I express myself visually, so my first reaction was to […]

New Yorker Cartoons Documentary is only Very Semi-Serious

“Very Semi-Serious” goes behind the scenes of the New Yorker The documentary introduces the past, present and future generations of cartoonists who create the gag cartoons that have inspired, baffled and occasionally irritated readers for decades. (Seinfeld famously devoted an entire episode to the divisive effect of the more ‘obscure’ strain of New Yorker cartoon.) […]

Anti Cyberbullying Cartoon Strip Competition

  In another example of cartooning’s ability to attract and involve the public in helping worthwhile causes, Internet Matters are inviting children to create a comic strip and beat cyberbullying. This competition gives parents and teachers the chance to encourage children to get creative and think about what steps they would take to stand up to cyberbullying. They could also […]

Malaysian Cartoonist Zunar Mounts Constitutional Challenge to Sedition Act

Following his “Cartoon-O-Phobia London Tour” (organised by SUARAM International, Global Net, Amnesty UK, Southeast Asian Arts Festival and Index on Censorship), Zunar has returned to Malaysia to face charges of sedition. The cartoonist hoped the tour would create awareness on the real state of affairs and the serious limitations that exist in Malaysia where freedom […]