Workshops at Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival 2010

The Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival doesn’t actually finish at the end of the weekend. Exhibitions continue in venues across the town and organisers run workshops for people keen to explore the skills of drawing and communication. Cartoonist Wilbur Dawbarn ran one of these events and here are photos from his workshops. Bloghorn thanks Shropshire Council’s event […]

Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival map 2010

The Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival is just around the corner, so to help you find your way around the numerous exhibitions, workshops, talks and events, Bloghorn has put together a handy interactive map of what’s going on this year. Just click on the map markers to get a run-down of what’s happening, or use the […]

Back to school with Cartoon Classroom

Comic artist David Lloyd (of V for Vendetta fame), cartoon historian Paul Gravett and teacher Steve Marchant (author of The Cartoonists’ Workshop) have created cartoonclassroom.co.uk. They plan to to centralize all information relating to the study of cartoon and comic strip creation in the UK. The website launches officially in early October and the trio […]

Shrewsbury 2009 – it's all about action

Here’s Hunt Emerson, underground comics star turned Beano artist, demonstrating comic poses during a workshop held at the appropriately named Infinity and Beyond comic shop in Shrewsbury. Remember, although the festival is over you can still see the exhibitions, as they run for several weeks. Check the website for details.

Cartoonist takes issue with cartoon awards

Everyone likes an online row, and cartoonist Rod McKie has provoked one on his blog with a blast at the recent Cartoon Art Trust Awards. (We blogged it here.) Rod is an established professional cartoonist, well known for his forthright opinions. In this article he dismisses the entire genre of caricature (“It’s a fairly tired […]

Professional cartoonist workshops at the Big Draw

The PCO provided the all-day cartoon and drawing workshops at The Big Draw. Here, two of our members report on what they did there. Click the images to enlarge Paul Hardman writes: The title of the workshop I ran was “Who Do You Think You Are?” It involved a very long roll of paper on […]

The Big Draw: match report

A stylish performance in North London yielded nothing but glory for Team Foghorn as the PCOers narrowly failed to carry off the much-coveted Battle of the Cartoonists cheer-off trophy. The squad of Pete Dredge, Robert Duncan, Kipper Williams and Royston Robertson delivered a fine performance on the competition theme – Transports of Delight – which […]

The PCO at the Big Draw: update

The PCO is running workshops for all ages at the Big Draw event at St Pancras International Station in London on Saturday (October 18). If you’re interested in cartooning and fancy having a go, come along and get involved. PCO cartoon workshops at the 2007 Big Draw The workshop timetable is as follows: Paul Hardman […]

Cartoon workshops: inky fingers and flying pickles

Workshops and cartoon “clinics” were a major part of the Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival as usual this year, and PCO members Andy Gilbert, Paul Hardman and Tim Harries were at the forefront, helping members of the public to develop their cartooning skills. Here’s Tim Harries on how he ran his “Create a Comic Strip” workshop: “I […]