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March 15, 2013 in General, Links, News

© Colin Whittock @Procartoonists.org

Our colleagues in the Cartoonists’ Club of Great Britain (CCGB) have produced The Little Red Nose-E-Book Of Cartoons in aid of Comic Relief. It features 101 cartoons by CCGB members, including the gag above by Colin Whittock, who is also a Procartoonists.org member. The e-book costs just £1.59 (with all proceeds going to the charity) and can be downloaded here.

Also to coincide with Comic Relief, Forbidden Planet asks comics professionals to pick their favourite humorous strips. The list includes the dark and desolate Viz strip, Drunken Bakers, drawn by Procartoonists.org member Lee Healey. Read the full article here and see if you agree with the selections.

Ralph Steadman, the world-renowned cartoonist and yet another of our members, is the subject of an upcoming exhibition at London’s Cartoon Museum. Steadman at 77 opens on 1 May. and runs until 21 July. Find more details here.

Ian Hislop and his frequent collaborator,  the cartoonist Nick Newman, have written a new film for BBC Two that focuses on a First World War forerunner to Private Eye. Read more here.

Finally, the illustrator Alex Mathers explains how he found himself drawing Google Doodles — arguably the most widely seen drawings in the world on any given day — and draws some useful conclusions. Read it here.

Miranda’s Comic Relief

March 11, 2013 in Events, General, News

Clive Goddard @ Procartoonists.orgProcartoonists member Clive Goddard is helping comic Miranda Hart with her Comic Relief challenges this week. He will be drawing each of her tasks in turn and we will feature some below over the course of the week.

You can of course also follow the course of events by following the #mirandasmarch hashtag.

Miranda_Hart_cartoons_at_procartoonists.org

Clive Goddard Miranda Hart cartoons at Procartoonists.org

Updated 12th March: You can see Clive’s first cartoon about Miranda and the underarm waxing here.

Updated 15th March: An exclusive! The sneak preview of Miranda’s marriage for Day Five of #mirandasmarch. Hats tipped to our best man Clive Goddard .

@Mermhart for Comic Relief © Clive Goddard @ procartoonists,org

© Clive Goddard @ procartoonists,org

by Royston

Bloghorn patron raises laughs and money

March 16, 2009 in Comment

PCO patron Libby Purves raised lots of laughs on Radio 4’s Stand-up With the Stars, as well as raising money for charity.

But sadly she was not the winner – that honour went to fellow Radio 4 presenter Peter White. Listeners decided the winner by a telephone vote. Proceeds from the vote raised money for Comic Relief.

You can read more about the programme and watch videos of the performances on the programme’s website.

Bloghorn patron stands up

March 8, 2009 in Comment

PCO patron Libby Purves made her attempt for competitive stand up comedy glory on BBC Radio 4 and you can watch a clip of her in action here.