ffolkes art

Dean Patterson writes: Why I’m championing the genius of Michael ffolkes. Although probably not entirely forgotten, Michael ffolkes (purposely lowercase) will always it seems have the epitaph that reads, ‘Martin Honeysett threw a cake over his head.’ This story stems from a Private Eye 21st birthday bash, where before it got a chance to be […]

Cartoonists at the Cafe

Glenn Marshall writes: Oooh la la, Procartoonists are now enjoying cake and cartoons at the magnifique Soho institution Maison Bertaux . The exhibition is curated by PCO’s resident beret wearer Jeremy Banx and staged by Cafe proprietor and Hooligan Art Dealer Tania Wade. Exterior of the much lauded French patisserie.  The top floor exhibition space which has […]

JAM Bookshop RIP

Glenn Marshall writes: Sadly one of our duties on the blog is to write obituaries – this one is for a book store. The wonderful and inspiring JAM Bookshop in Hackney, run by the cartoonist and illustrator David ‘Ziggy’ Greene, closes its doors for the final time on Sunday. It really was a lovely and […]

Great Ideas exhibition

Jeremy Banx writes: So another PCO exhibition is now on show in the café at the Omnibus Theatre on Clapham Common. Hot on the heels of our last exhibition of Xmas panto cartoons for ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’, this time the theme is ‘Ideas’. And what a lot of ideas about ideas there are. No […]

PCO Cartoon Review of the Year 2023

Cartoon © Steve Bright Glenn Marshall writes: OK, lock yourselves in, this is going to be a rocky ride and 2023 was a particularly rocky ride for Rishi Sunak. The above prescient cartoon was by Brighty at the beginning of the year in The Sun. Cartoon © Dean Patterson Mystic deAn also predicted the turbulence the world […]

The Great Greenwich Pub Exhibition of 2024!

Cartoon © Martin Rowson Pete Songi writes: A small acorn of an idea that has grown into a bit of a large tree.  Poster & cartoon © Pete Songi This event was dreamed up after some light refreshment with myself Mark Winter and Jeremy Banks one cold night in SE10, also spurred on by Martin […]

The Great British Colouring Book

Clive with the colouring book hot off the press Clive Goddard writes: Back in July 2023 cartoons hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons. The immigration minister, Robert Jenrick, had ordered the removal of children’s cartoon murals from the walls of two migrant centres in Kent. The colourful, cuddly Disney characters were apparently sending out […]

‘Compositor E’ exhibition at Omnibus theatre

Jeremy Banx writes: “Fuck off, you loggerheaded fool-born gudgeon!” Just one of the more acerbic lines from ‘Compositor E’; a new play written by Charles Dupré; set just seven years after Shakespeare’s death, at the Omnibus Theatre, Clapham Common. It certainly had me chuckling during the course of a thought-provoking evening at the theatre.  Dupré […]

Something Brewed

Glenn Marshall writes: In a gallery far, far away…(well not that far, just two streets) was the Herne Bay Cartoon Festival unofficial fringe exhibition ‘Something Brewing’, a mixture of art and cartoons. Photos @ Kasia Kowalska Andrew Birch and Helen Wilde at the gallery drinks opening, plus Helen and Andrew with the Independent political cartoonist […]