Posy Simmonds meets Florence Cestac

The British and French graphic novelists will reflect upon their careers in comics from the 1970s to the present day in an event that will be held at 2 Granary Wharf, London on 12th April. An award-winning cartoonist and pioneering publisher of bandes dessinées, Florence Cestac is the only woman to win the Angoulême Festival’s […]

Riad Sattouf declares “I’m not French, not Syrian…I’m a cartoonist”

The bestselling graphic novelist endured a traumatic childhood in Libya, Syria and France. Then he lost 12 of his colleagues in the Charlie Hebdo slaughter. Now he’s telling his life story frame by frame… As you’d expect, his nomadic and sometimes painful experiences have shaped the man he is today, informing his notion of what […]

Six drawing lessons artist Matt Jones learned from Ronald Searle

Some fascinating insights into the working methods of the master, Ronald Searle, from a man who spent a decade studying and collecting the great man’s art. Matt Jones, who has developed a reputation of his own as a story artist working in animation, says Searle is often described as “one of the greatest graphic satirists […]

What European cartoonists think about the possibility of Britain leaving the EU

The image above is by Lebanese-Swiss cartoonist Chappatte for the International New York Times Observer cartoonist and children’s laureate Chris Riddell casts his experienced eye over the best the continent has to offer in this roundup of their humorous views on our upcoming referendum and its possible repercussions. Ten cartoons, including one by Chris Riddell […]

“Comic Invention” Exhibition opens in Glasgow

A new exhibition at the Hunterian Gallery, University of Glasgow traces the history of the medium and its ties to the city, from 1825’s Glasgow Looking Glass to modern master Frank Quietly. There are a number of ancillary events all the way up to the Glasgow ComicCon and Festival in the summer. More information can […]

PCO Profile: William Rudling

William L M Rudling is a caricaturist, cartoonist, illustrator and designer. He studied at Manchester College of Art and since graduating has exhibited at many galleries, both here and abroad. His publishing credits include UNICEF, Downbeat Jazz Magazine, USA Start to Play books for children, the Youth Sports Trust and Ravensburger Jigsaws. For the last […]

The Political Cartoon Gallery and The Daily Telegraph are lining up a celebration

The Political Cartoon Gallery’s next exhibition, ‘On the Right lines: celebrating 50 years of cartoons in the Daily Telegraph’ is to be opened by the world-renowned historian and former Daily Telegraph editor, Sir Max Hastings. The exhibition covers the political scene of the last fifty years since Nick Garland’s first cartoon appeared in March 1966 […]

A cartoon celebration of International Women’s Day

Image above from comic strip by Seo Kim In recognition of this calendar event Zainab Akhtar has selected ten cartoonists (including British artist Tula Lotay) to highlight the quality and variety of work being produced by women today. In the words of the author this celebratory feature focuses on “the work of 10 artists and cartoonists […]