Tuning up for cartoon festival

Planning is under way for the 2014 Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival, the eleventh time the event has taken place in the Shropshire market town. The main cartooning day of the festival, known as Cartoonists Live, will be Saturday 26 April. The festival exhibition of original artwork and prints, all for sale, on this year’s theme of […]

Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival 2013: dates announced

The tenth Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival will run during April and May next year. The central weekend of festival cartoon activities – Cartoonists Live – will be Friday 19 April to Sunday 21 April, with a full day of activity on the Sunday. This is a change to previous years where activities have finished by the early afternoon. The […]

Cartoon Awards 2011

New in from our friends at The UK Cartoon Museum are the results of their annual cartoon awards. Strip Cartoon Award to Charles Peattie and Mark Warren for Celeb – a  long running feature of Private Eye magazine Pocket Award to Neil Bennett – of The Times Joke Award to Neil Kerber – of The […]

Occupied cartoonists

Cartoonists are visual journalists. Please discuss, with reference to Portraits of the Occupation, US investigative cartoonist Sharon Rosenzweig and this fine round up of art from the ongoing global protests at Cartoon Movement. Drawing ©Sharon Rosenzweig The Bloghorn is made on behalf of the UK Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation  

Round-up: What the Bloghorn saw

Publisher Jonathan Cape is celebrating five years of its Graphic Short Story Prize by releasing an e-book compilation of the winners and some of the best also-rans. Forbidden Planet has a sneak peak, and plenty of related links, here. After the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo were firebombed over the publication of a […]

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As you know, we’ve just moved home and that means changing some details of the service we provide. These include the email subscription link we use to send you automatic updates of our posts. If your email service, ahem, is disrupted at all during our changes, please use this link to resubscribe. The email options are […]

Video: Matt’s favourite cartoonists

A treat to start the week. Matt Pritchett, pocket cartoonist at The Telegraph Media Group talks about his favourite cartoonists in this short video. Bloghorn is made on behalf of the UK Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation

Round-up: What the Bloghorn saw

Rob Murray writes: Following an MP-generated controversy earlier in the year, when the University of Dundee launched the first mainstream postgraduate course in comic studies, student Laura Sneddon has helpfully begun blogging about the MLitt on a weekly basis for Comicbook resources. Pulitzer-Prize winning US cartoonist Clay Bennett gave a talk this week in which […]

Cartoonist talent search continues

Congratulations to Steve Bright, one of our members, who has also made the final of Cartoonist Idol at the i newspaper. Steve provides the delightful shark drawing we use in our masthead here from time-to-time. He will be competing against Ben Jennings, Mark Thatcher, John Kennedy, and Chris Shipton for a job with the paper. There is also […]