An evening of cartoons and cake

Glenn Marshall writes:

Last Thursday we had the ‘Vue Privée’ for the ‘Cartoonists At The Cafe’ exhibition at the fabulous Maison Bertaux where the great, the good and the thirsty gathered to celebrate the art of cartooning.

More details about the show here

The cafe tables where put aside to accommodate the expected masses.

The berets were out in full force. Here modelled by Ros Asquith and Jeremy Banx.

It wouldn’t be Maison Bertaux without cake….

…and it wouldn’t be a PCO private view without copious amounts of wine.

photo © Sally Kindberg

If you couldn’t make it to the cake table Maison Bertaux had it’s own Deliveroo service AKA Ismet also AKA ‘Astrid’

photo © Jeremy Banx

The riotous crowds toasting the Communards exiled from Paris who opened the cafe in 1871.

Photo © Neil Martin

PCO exhibition curator Jeremy Banx saluting Maison host and exhibition organiser Tania Wade (Hooligan Art Dealer) and her team.

We never miss a marketing opportunity so plugged ‘The Great British Colouring Book’ compiled as a reaction to Robert Jenrick’s demand that ‘too welcoming’ cartoon murals should be removed from child refugee centres (full story and buy the book) Displayed here with the current trend of touting your book upside down (© Liz Truss)

A fine montage capturing the evening by Mark ‘Chicane’ Winter.

Cartoon © Mark Winter

Mark Winter’s exhibit in glorious, full frame Technicolor Dream Côtes (du Rhône)

A few more bonus cartoons from the show for premium content subscribers:

Cartoon © Chris Madden

Cartoon © Nick Newman


Cartoon © Jeremy Banx

Cartoon © K J Lamb

Cartoon © Kipper Williams

ALL the cartoons from this show are original artworks. If you’re interested in purchasing any of them email Tania at:

If you go to the exhibition note that any cartoons that have a red ‘sold’ dot can be redrawn by the cartoon’s creator. In fact the cartoon below by Simon Ellinas is a redraw of one he sold on the night.

Cartoon © Simon Ellinas

Merci beaucoup to all who organised the evening, came to the event and especially to those who bought cartoons….sales were très bien.

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