Underground Publication

Glenn Marshall writes: PCO member Simon Ellinas has recently published a book charting his epic task of drawing a person of note to represent every station on the London Underground. This amounts to 272 caricatures! The project started after Simon was looking for a new challenge, having spent the previous year filling a 2019 desk […]

The New PCO Website Launched

The sharp-eyed of you (or even the very blurry eyed) will have noticed our shiny new PCO website. The team have been working on the project for over a year. Steve ‘Jonesy’ Jones oversaw the rebrand, aided by Clive ‘The Chair’ Goddard. We are also very fortunate to have Andrew Fraser as a member: Andrew’s […]

Dave Brown Busts Out

Oliver Preston (Cartoon Museum Chair), Dave Brown and Steve Bell at the Cartoon Museum Gillray bust unveiling. Photo © Kasia Kowalska Dave Brown writes: ‘If Hogarth was the grandfather of the modern cartoon, You were its father…’ (David Low on James Gillray, 1943) Gillray set the template for the modern political cartoon. His savage humour and supreme draughtsmanship […]

Jane Mattimoe’s UK Case for Pencils (4): Jonesy

A selfie by © Jonesy Another of our occasional dives into the pencil case of a UK cartoonist from Jane Mattimoe’s A Case for Pencils series. In this instalment it’s the turn of PCO’s very own committee compadre: Jonesy (aka Steve Jones) Bio: So far I’ve been published in Private Eye, New Statesman, Prospect, Harvard Business Review, […]

Eaten Fish nets Norwegian award

Cartoon by © Eaten Fish Honorary Overseas PCO member Eaten Fish, also known as Ali Durani, has received the prestigious Fritt Ord Foundation award. This scholarship is given to nine cartoonists living in Norway who use the medium of visual satire.   Fritt Ord aim to strengthen the position of satire drawing in Norway, because […]

Resistance, Rebellion and Revolution exhibition

Sarah Boyce writes: ‘Resistance, Rebellion and Revolution’ is a project on the life and works of Libyan artist and satirist Hasan ‘Alsatoor’ Dhaimish (1955-2016). His son Sherif, has organised a London exhibition of his father’s works, as well as a book ( A Libyan Artist In Exile by Sherif Dhaimish) and an online archive – […]

Add Ink: Cartoon Chronicles of Life in Hong Kong

PCO member and award-winning South China Morning Post’s political cartoonist Harry Harrison has just launced his new book ‘Add Ink: Cartoon Chronicles of Life in Hong Kong’, Recognised for more than 20 years as one of Hong Kong’s top political cartoonists, Harrison’s 329 page book is carefully curated by SCMP’s editors from the daily editorial cartoon ‘Harry’s View’. […]

A Plague Be Upon Us

  Glenn Marshall writes: Martin Rowson, the South London sonnetist who also does a bit of drawing, has just released his poetic lockdown diary ‘Plague Songs’ . Full of customary Rowson bile and twisted humour these ‘rhymes of our times’ address the accursed last year under the dark shadow of Covid. Tomorrow night sees an online […]

Cancer Sells

Tat Effby writes: Cancer isn’t funny. I wouldn’t dream of making jokes about it. Or so I thought until I got it, after which point I’m afraid it was open season. I’ve written about my experience of breast cancer in a graphic short story called Cancer Sells. It was my entry for the Jonathan Cape / […]