Return to the pub

Pete Songi writes: Yes, The Great Cartoon Exhibition in a Greenwich pub is returning! They asked us back LOL! This time the theme is around ‘Summer’ and I have had another massive response from some amazing cartoonists around the country including Steve Bright, Lorna Miller and Vroni Holzmann  in Scotland and Graeme Keyes, Fergus Boylan & Dean Patterson […]

ffolkes art

Dean Patterson writes: Why I’m championing the genius of Michael ffolkes. Although probably not entirely forgotten, Michael ffolkes (purposely lowercase) will always it seems have the epitaph that reads, ‘Martin Honeysett threw a cake over his head.’ This story stems from a Private Eye 21st birthday bash, where before it got a chance to be […]

Cartoonists at the Cafe

Glenn Marshall writes: Ooooh là là, Procartoonists are now enjoying cake and cartoons at the magnifique Soho institution Maison Bertaux . The exhibition is curated by PCO’s resident beret wearer Jeremy Banx and staged by Cafe proprietor and Hooligan Art Dealer Tania Wade. Exterior of the much lauded French patisserie.  The top floor exhibition space which has […]

‘Art’ exhibition at Omnibus Theatre

Jeremy Banx writes: Another successful exhibition at Omnibus, just off Clapham Common in South London. This time In the general area and stairs rather than the cafe. Thus more footfall and more laughs. Cartoon © Glenn Marshall The theme of art seemed to bring out the best in everyone. Rodin featured as did Pollock. Hard to imagine […]

PCO Cartoon Review of the Year 2023

Cartoon © Steve Bright Glenn Marshall writes: OK, lock yourselves in, this is going to be a rocky ride and 2023 was a particularly rocky ride for Rishi Sunak. The above prescient cartoon was by Brighty at the beginning of the year in The Sun. Cartoon © Dean Patterson Mystic deAn also predicted the turbulence the world […]

The Great Greenwich Pub Exhibition of 2024!

Cartoon © Martin Rowson Pete Songi writes: A small acorn of an idea that has grown into a bit of a large tree.  Poster & cartoon © Pete Songi This event was dreamed up after some light refreshment with myself Mark Winter and Jeremy Banks one cold night in SE10, also spurred on by Martin […]

Tony Husband – A Tribute in Cartoons

All at PCO were shocked and saddened to hear of the death of Tony Husband, one of the cartoon world’s all time greats. There have already been numerous fine tributes written about Tony – here’s a great memoriam by John Freeman on Down The Tubes comics-related blog. Another excellent testimonial with wonderful photos and video […]

Something Brewed

Glenn Marshall writes: In a gallery far, far away…(well not that far, just two streets) was the Herne Bay Cartoon Festival unofficial fringe exhibition ‘Something Brewing’, a mixture of art and cartoons. Photos @ Kasia Kowalska Andrew Birch and Helen Wilde at the gallery drinks opening, plus Helen and Andrew with the Independent political cartoonist […]

Herne Bay Cartoon Festival 2023 Review

Photo © Karol Steele Photos wrangled by Royston Roberstson, words mangled by Glenn Marshall This year’s festival turned out to be a resounding success despite the weather and the unavoidable move from Herne Bay Pier to the Beach Creative gallery. Against the forecast the sun came out on the main day for painting boards and after […]