It’s only a cartoon: part two

© Rupert Besley Rupert Besley writes: Perhaps it’s because most cartoons get viewed for no more than a second or two that people seem to imagine that is also all the time it takes to complete one (thanks, Rolf). Despite a fine tradition over two centuries of world-class cartooning, this country does not value cartoons […]

Freedom of speech under threat in South Africa

Cape Town, legislative capital of South Africa We have received a message from CRNI Executive Director Dr. Robert Russell alerting us to a growing crisis in South Africa that will directly impact all of the nation’s cartoonists. “What is going on under the Jacob Zuma government in South Africa is especially dangerous because leaders of […]

More cartoonists #addafish for #EatenFish as the virtual shoal continues to grow

© Steve Bright Here are more marvellous contributions from PCO members, swelling an ever increasing catch that includes fish illustrations from all around the world, all in support of the imprisoned cartoonist Eaten Fish. Hopefully these will inspire you to #addafish of your own, regardless of drawing capability, and help a human being in need. […]

A call to support imprisoned cartoonist ‘Eaten Fish’

© Martin Rowson #addafish to our virtual shoal and help the fight to free fellow cartoonist #EatenFish from misery and degradation. Iranian cartoonist ‘Eaten Fish’, until recently on hunger strike, has been protesting his imprisonment since 2013 in the notorious Australian-run detention facility at Manus Island. (See Blog passim.) Now, thanks to an inspired idea […]

It’s only a cartoon: part one

@ Rupert Besley Rupert Besley writes: Nobody likes to be kicked about. Or just hurled in the bin. But that’s what cartoonists have to get used to much of the time. Rejection is a major part of the business and always has been. Even the top professionals in established posts have long been required to […]

Detained cartoonist ‘Eaten Fish’ on hunger stike

© David Rowe The PCO are sorry to report that the situation on Manus Island has taken a dramatic turn for the worse since our last article on the notorious refugee camp, with news of the beleaguered and desperate artist going on a hunger strike in protest at his treatment. We received a letter a […]

Separated by an ocean, united in common purpose

© Peter Schrank Cartooning in the current political climate is certainly never dull as the views of two cartoonists, both of them brilliant, will testify. Peter Schrank and David Sipress ply their trade on opposite sides of the Atlantic but share a common aim: holding politicians to account. Whilst Peter is an experienced, award winning […]