Fifth Herne Bay Cartoon Festival begins

[Poster by Chris Burke] The fifth Herne Bay Cartoon Festival is under way, and this year the event features a change of venue for its main live event and a guest appearance by one of the UK’s top political cartoonists. After four years at the town’s Bandstand, the live event will be held on the […]

Have pen, will travel

Mac of the Daily Mail writes about a low technology joy of cartooning on the road in this travel piece for his employer. It is a nice read and shows, at least to Bloghorn, that many cartoonists are equally comfortable when combining picture and word to make memorable communication. Seen any other examples of cartoonists who […]

Times cartoonist moves to the Mail

Jonathan Pugh, self-portrait above, who has been pocket cartoonist at The Times for 15 years, is moving to the Daily Mail. A member of the Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation, which runs the Bloghorn, Jonathan takes over from Ken Mahood who is retiring. The Mail has a profile of Jonathan, in which he outlines his working process: […]

Daily Mail cartoonist retires

The Daily Mail has announced that pocket cartoonist Ken Mahood is retiring. Mahood, who next year will celebrate his 80th birthday, has drawn news and sports cartoons for the Mail since 1982. His first cartoon was published in Punch in 1948, a magazine for whom he was later Assistant Art Editor, and in 1966 became […]

Cartoonist of the Year nominations

The nominations for the Press Gazette’s British Press Awards have been announced. The event takes place on Tuesday 31 March. There are seven people in the running for Cartoonist of the Year, and they are as follows: Steve Bell, The Guardian Dave Brown, The Independent Michael Heath, The Mail on Sunday Stan “Mac” McMurtry, Daily […]

Cartoon Pick of the Week

We spotted this great work this week … One: Mac in the Daily Mail uses a strip format for his Obama inauguration cartoon Two: Kipper Williams in The Guardian on insurance firm AIG dropping its Man Utd sponsorship Three: Matt in the Daily Telegraph on greedy bankers The PCO: Great British cartoon talent Subscribe to […]