‘Women In History’ Cartoon Exhibition

Poster cartoon by © The Surreal MCoy The PCO is putting on an exhibition in collaboration with Idea Store at Canary Wharf to tie in with Women’s History Month. ‘Women In History’ is an exhibition of cartoons and caricatures based loosely around the theme and also looking more widely at issues affecting women. Our patron Sandi […]

Gillray’s timeless cartoons

Procartoonists.org member Pete Dredge was interviewed on the subject of the political cartoonist James Gillray for the BBC’s Sunday Politics Show in the East Midlands: Watch it here Pete visits a new exhibition of Gillray’s work at the Nottingham Contemporary gallery and talks about how the 18th-century cartoonist’s work strikes a chord with modern audiences with […]

Private Eye: Looking good at 50

Private Eye celebrates its 50th birthday next month and appears to be in rude health, bucking the downward trend for magazine circulation in the digital age. The anniversary is October 25 but the celebrations start on Tuesday (September 20) with the release of a new book Private Eye: The First 50 Years, a history of […]

A degree of ignorance about drawing

If you have been following this story you will be unsurprised that Bloghorn thinks comics, and cartooning in all its forms, are all too readily undervalued in the UK. It is more acceptable in the cultures of Japan, the US and across Europe to consider the narrative techniques and visual artistry employed by commercial artists […]

A Quite Interesting cartoonist

PCOer and Bloghorn contributor Adrian Teal writes: Some of you might remember me banging on like a girly bubble-brain about how delighted I was to be contributing cartoons to the QI spin-off books a couple of years ago. Things have moved on a little, and I have now contributed some illustrations to the TV show […]

Caricaturist David Levine dies

David Levine, since 1963 caricaturist for the New York review of Books, has died. You can read an obituary from the New York Times and scroll through a short slideshow about him here. The Review of Books has an excellent archive of his work from the 1960s to the present day available here. Updated: 31st Jan […]

Bloghorn of Africa

Bloghorner Tayo Fatunla is interviewed by the BBC World Service about his reports from the recent Pan-African Cultural festival in Algiers. The main clip starts at 16.15 in and Tayo takes some questions from about 26.00 in.

Artist of the Month – John Roberts

John Roberts is our Artist of the Month for July so we asked him which other cartoonist’s work he admired. The cartoonist whose work I most admire has to be Holte (Trevor Holder) who I understand is now fully retired. (Why does a cartoonist retire….?) His line and colour work was amazing and I think […]

English caricatures go on show in Germany

An exhibition of classic English caricatures opened this week in Germany. The Arena of Ridicule – English Caricatures 1780–1830 celebrates the ‘golden age’ of English caricature and features the likes of James Gillray, George Cruikshank and Thomas Rowlandson and is at the Hamburger Kunsthalle in Hamburg until the 27th September.