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 […]

Cartoonists at the Cafe

Glenn Marshall writes: Ooooh là là, 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 […]

‘Art’ exhibition at Omnibus Theatre

Jeremy Banx writes: Another successful exhibition at Omnibus, just off Clapham Common in South London. This time In the general area and stairs rather than the cafe. Thus more footfall and more laughs. Cartoon © Glenn Marshall The theme of art seemed to bring out the best in everyone. Rodin featured as did Pollock. Hard to imagine […]

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 […]

Tony Husband – A Tribute in Cartoons

All at PCO were shocked and saddened to hear of the death of Tony Husband, one of the cartoon world’s all time greats. There have already been numerous fine tributes written about Tony – here’s a great memoriam by John Freeman on Down The Tubes comics-related blog. Another excellent testimonial with wonderful photos and video […]

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 […]