PCO cartoonists Very Semi Serious about London premiere of New Yorker film


BFI Southbank will be the venue for the premiere

Leah Wolchock’s award-winning film takes us behind the scenes to meet cartoon editor Robert Mankoff and the remarkable artists who submit their work each week. It’s a funny, fascinating and poignant look at the business of making people laugh.

The screening of Very Semi Serious will be followed by a conversation with three of Britain’s top cartoonists (and PCO members) Jeremy Banks (Financial Times), Carol Isaacs (freelance, inc The New Yorker) and Will McPhail.


Jeremy Banx at work. Photo © Kasia Kowalska
Jeremy Banx at work. Photo © Kasia Kowalska


Carol Isaacs (aka The Surreal McCoy) and Will McPhail

Taking the form of a Q&A session, this will be an opportunity for the public to gain an idea of what it takes to be a cartoonist from three of this country’s finest practitioners.


© Will McPhail

The premiere will be held at the BFI Southbank (NFT3) on Saturday 23rd April. Screening begins at 15.40 and tickets are priced at £10.65.

Find out more on the Loco website.

You can also view a short trailer here.


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