“The British Art of Illustration 1837-2016” exhibition at Chris Beetles Gallery

“Here’s the cover of the weighty and splendid catalogue for the current Illustrators Show at Chris Beetles Gallery in Ryder Street, London. Ideally, this information should have been blogged at the start of the exhibition, but such was our excitement at Chris Beetles agreeing to include a show of exclusively PCO members’ work in his […]

Dissident cartoonist Jiang Yefei imprisoned following “repatriation”

CRNI highlights the case of dissident Chinese cartoonist Jiang Yefei who has been abducted under suspicious circumstances and subsequently shown in jail on state television. After Iran’s Hadar Heidari and Algeria’s Tahar Djehiche, Hefei is the third international political cartoonist to be jailed in less than a month. Read more about it on the CRNI […]

Charlie Hebdo donates millions to attack victims

Following the dreadful events at the beginning of the year, the satirical magazine received an unexpected influx of donations and readers. This led to internal tensions over what should be done with the money. The staff of Charlie Hebdo have decided to donate the funds – estimated at £2.9 million – to all the victims […]

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 […]

“NOT the Royal Academy Summer Show” exhibition at the Chris Beetles Gallery

An exciting opportunity, open exclusively to PCO members June 2016 sees the opening of the annual Royal Academy Summer Show wherein all manner of Art is displayed for public enlightenment. Just around the corner from the R.A. is the Chris Beetles Gallery – in Ryder St, St. James’s, a prestigious address for a prestigious cartoon-friendly […]

Thoughts from the desk of Will McPhail (and the man himself)

The supremely gifted cartoonist, illustrator and PCO member Will McPhail is about to celebrate his one year anniversary of contributing to New Yorker magazine. In recognition of this event he was asked to talk about his work processes, choice of materials and so on. Witty and provocative, Will expands the conversation beyond the 2B or […]

Cartoonists on 2015 Paris Climate Conference

The image shown above is by Nicaraguan cartoonist Pedro Molina Cartooning for Peace comprises a group of editorial cartoonists from around the world who are committed to the fight against climate change. Their views these issues are on show until 12th December. More of the cartoons can be seen on Bado’s Blog or the Cartooning […]

Steve Bell Wins Political Cartoonist of the Year Award

PCO member Steve Bell (seen here with his trophy) was awarded the prestigious gong in recognition of his consistently brilliant work throughout the year for The Guardian newspaper. Other winners at last night’s awards ceremony were Peter Brookes of the Times who won Political Cartoon of the Year and Bob Moran of the Daily Telegraph […]