Cartoons to the rescue?

© Martin Rowson In last week’s Guardian the PCO’s Martin Rowson demonstrated, with a perfectly executed example of his art, how the political cartoon can pierce the thickest of skins – see Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre’s reaction – and cut straight to the heart of the matter. Frustratingly, as newspapers continue the painful transition […]

Hannah Berry

© Hannah Berry “Her first graphic novel BRITTEN & BRULIGHTLY, begun while studying illustration at the University of Brighton, was published by Jonathan Cape in 2008. It has subsequently been published in the USA, Italy, Holland, France and Serbia, with the French edition chosen for the official selection of the 2010 Angoulême International Comics Festival. Her second graphic […]

Hurry – Pete Dredge exhibition finishes this Friday

© Pete Dredge The Bank Street Gallery in Kirriemuir, Angus has been hosting the work of one of the PCO’s most esteemed gag cartoonists. Some gallery regulars will be familiar with Pete’s wonderful cartoons through his contribution to the Gallery’s celebration of Private Eye’s 50th birthday in 2011. Most people, however, will recognise the great […]

Andy Davey – as seen on TV

Credit: ITV Anglia Andy Davey, who has drawn for The Guardian, Private Eye, The Sun and many more, voices his concerns for the future of political cartooning in an interview with ITV News Anglia’s Olivia Paterson. Whilst a continuation of the art form online beckons, Andy sounds a cautionary note about how differing presentation and […]

Alex Noel Watson RIP

Alex Noel Watson, renaissance man and raconteur Terry Anderson writes: The Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation is saddened to learn of the death of veteran cartoonist Alex Noel Watson. Born in Airdrie in 1929 Watson was a true renaissance man. As well as a cartoonist he worked as a film critic, travel writer, storyboard artist and book […]