Tools for displaying drawing

Bloghorn enjoyed this video from member Alex Matthews on his working processes. We asked him about it and he told us. I always draw in Photoshop with a Wacom pad. I prefer to use paper, lightbox and a dip-pen and ink, but I find this is a massive time-saver and I can get results […]

Free expression for winning cartoonist

PCO member Alex Matthews has been declared the first winner of the Free Expression Cartoon Contest by the Council for Secular Humanism. The theme for the competition was Religion, and Alex’s prize-winning entry (above) netted him $2500 (£1650). Pulitzer-prize winning judge Steve Benson said of the cartoon: Wickedly humorous, brutally direct, effectively and simply rendered. A […]

Alexander bids for Superstar status

Alexander Matthews has made it to the final of a worldwide comic strip competition. The Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation member has made the final ten of Amazon’s Comic Strip Superstar, with a strip entitled Evil Twin According to the site, “Evil Twin is the story of twins Myron and Ludwig, two 10 year-old boys who, like […]

Prospect magazine profiles cartoonists and launches new strip

Helping mammon soften his image, by Stephen Collins The Prospect magazine blog continues its Cartoonist of the Month series by firing questions at PCOer Alex Matthews. You can also read interviews on the bog with Nick Downes and Clive Goddard. Meanwhile, the magazine has also announced a new regular cartoon strip, excerpt above, drawn by […]

Cartoon book has that Friday feeling

PCOer Alex Matthews has published a book of cartoons with the rather unlikely title of Crystalline Structure Friday. It brings together dozens of single-panel “Alexander” cartoons from magazines such as Private Eye and Prospect, along with previously unseen work. Bloghorn is amused by Alex’s twisted and surreal view of the world, so we cornered him […]

Cartoon Pick of the Week

Bloghorn spotted this great work during this week ending the 8th May 2009. One: Matt in the Daily Telegraph: Atishoo! Two: Ros Asquith in The Guardian on loyal service Three: Alex Matthews in Prospect on projecting the right image The PCO: Great British cartoon talent Subscribe to The Foghorn – our print cartoon magazine