Ralph Steadman: then and now

  © Ralph Steadman Rediscovering Ralph Steadman’s illustrated edition of George Orwell’s Animal Farm Published in 1995, this special edition, titled “Animal Farm: A Fairy Story”, contains one hundred of the great man’s spectacular illustrations in both full colour and halftone. Sadly, the book is now out of print. Luckily for us Maria Popova has […]

Laydeez (Timez Three) do Comics

© The Surreal McCoy The Surreal McCoy (PCO committee member, cartoonist, illustrator, accordionist, DSO and Bar) joins cartoonists Angela Martin and Cath Tate at Gosh! Comics in London this coming Monday evening to present and talk about their work, answer questions and eat cake. Sounds like the perfect start to the week and certainly not […]

PCO Profile: Mike Turner

© Mike Turner Mike is one of our best loved and most widely published members. Name a publication and one of his brilliant cartoons has almost certainly appeared in it. © Mike Turner © Mike Turner © Mike Turner He has been producing cartoons and illustrations on a full time basis since 1976 and prides […]

Drawing Hillary Clinton and incurring sexist ire

© Signe Wilkinson Political cartooning from a female perspective Signe Wilkinson (The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Philadelphia Daily News), Ann Telnaes (The Washington Post) and Jen Sorensen (political cartoonist and comics editor at Fusion) are three women cartoonists who have observed and satirised Clinton as the politician’s career has advanced to the current status of Presidential […]

Sun shines on the Herne Bay Cartoon Festival yet again …

We’ve shown you the photos of the parade of cartoonists at the Herne Bay Cartoon Festival, which knocked the Rio Olympics opening ceremony into a sun hat, now here are some great photos of the Bandstand event itself, as well as the event’s exhibition openings. Photos © Kasia Kowalska. Click images to enlarge.  

Trump’s tilt at the Whitehouse – Garry Trudeau saw it coming years ago

© Garry Trudeau Garry Trudeau is the creator of the comic strip “Doonesbury” (currently being re-run in The Guardian) and the first cartoonist to win the Pulitzer Prize. Perhaps foretelling the future can now be added to his list of talents… Nearly thirty years ago Trudeau ran a series of comic strips satirising the narcissistic […]

Herne Bay Cartoon Festival 2016:

No rain on this parade

The sun shone brightly on the Herne Bay Cartoon Festival for the fourth year running, bringing thousands of people to the town’s Bandstand on Sunday for a truly memorable day. It began with a parade of cartoonists conducted by organiser Steve Coombes (above, with back to camera). They wielded large pencils and banners and played […]