Foghorn – The magazine by cartoonists

Bloghorn commends summer reading with the NEW* issue of Foghorn magazine due for publication. It’s the only cartoon magazine made by the cartoonists themselves. You can try a digital copy and subscribe to six print issues a year for £20 here. Don’t miss it. * See what we did there?

Round up : What the Bloghorn saw

Rob Murray writes: A handsome new book about the use of cartoons in early advertising is released this month by graphic novel and comic art publisher Fantagraphics Books. In 128 full-colur pages, Drawing Power spans from the 1870s to the 1940s and features lesser-known work by cartoonists such as Peter Arno, Thomas Nast, George Herriman […]

Cartooning in real-time

Response to printed and digital cartoons is now pretty much instant as this tweet about a drawing by Peter Brookes of The Times shows. View Status Peter’s colleague Morten Morland (a PCO member) had a swift response below View Status The standard response of editorial cartoonists to feedback like this is View Status Or complete silence, […]

Bloghorn is on its way!

You’ll see the new PCO artist portfolio website is now up and running, and we will be merging the PCO’s blog – Bloghorn – here soon! In the meantime, keep up with all the news from the world of cartooning at the original Bloghorn

Obscene postcards? You be the judge

An exhibition of seaside postcards that were banned by local councils in the 1950s opens in Margate this week. I Wish I Could See My Little Willy named after a postcard by Bob Wilkin, above, enraged the authorities in the prudish post war years. The show is being held at the Pie Factory gallery, opposite […]

Round up : What the Bloghorn saw

Rob Murray writes: More details are emerging about The Phoenix, a new weekly comic from the former editor of the short-lived DFC that is due to launch in January. The Phoenix blog features an animated trailer for one of its strips, ‘The Pirates of Pangaea’ by Daniel Hartwell and Neill Cameron, while its latest email […]

Round up: What the Bloghorn saw

Rob Murray writes: French president Nicolas Sarkozy has become the latest real-life subject of a ‘Where’s Wally?’-style puzzle book (others have included Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson and Osama Bin Laden). The new book, ‘Où est Sarko?’, takes a tongue-in-cheek view of Sarkozy’s presidency and apparent omnipresence, with the cartoon illustrations depicting memorable scenes from his […]

Round-up: What the Bloghorn saw

Rob Murray writes: Australian current affairs website Crikey asks whether all physical attributes are fair game for caricature, or whether some may leave the cartoonist facing charges of sexism. Too soon? In poor taste? Or a reasonable artistic response to world events? Eyebrows are being raised over at the Washington Post about a new graphic […]