An evening of cartoons and cake

Glenn Marshall writes: Last Thursday we had the ‘Vue Privée’ for the ‘Cartoonists At The Cafe’ exhibition at the fabulous Maison Bertaux where the great, the good and the thirsty gathered to celebrate the art of cartooning. More details about the show here The cafe tables where put aside to accommodate the expected masses. The […]

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 […]

The Great British Colouring Book

Clive with the colouring book hot off the press Clive Goddard writes: Back in July 2023 cartoons hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons. The immigration minister, Robert Jenrick, had ordered the removal of children’s cartoon murals from the walls of two migrant centres in Kent. The colourful, cuddly Disney characters were apparently sending out […]

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 […]

Herne Bay Cartoon Festival 2023 Preview

Poster cartoon © Martin Rowson Royston Robertson writes: Cartoonists will be heading to Kent next weekend for the annual Herne Bay Cartoon Festival, where they will be drawing live and raising a glass to ten years of the popular event. This year’s theme is “Life’s a Beach!”, a nod to the fact that the festival’s […]

Cartoon Campaign Against Whale & Dolphin Cruelty

Mike Stokoe, Sarah Boyce and I weilding our cartoons outside the Commons with additional cartoons on the boards from Dean Patterson, Martin Rowson & Clive Goddard. Glenn Marshall writes: Procartoonists are pleased to be working in collaboration with Whale & Dolphin Conservation on a cartoon exhibition and campaign on the theme of captivity. We became involved […]