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 […]

Government minister’s whitewash on childrens asylum centre.

Cartoon from The i by © Ben Jennings PCO Chair Clive Goddard writes: Earlier this month the Immigration minister Robert Jenrick ordered the overpainting of cartoon murals in two reception centres for the children of asylum seekers. This mean-spirited, pettiness rightly earned him a huge amount of public criticism from across the political spectrum. It […]

The PCO Cartoon Review of the Year 2022

Another year, another cartoon review featuring work from PCO members. As the world moves on from one disaster to another what more can you ask for than an emergency cartoon service attempting to defibrillate you at the start of the new year! Cartoon © Dean Patterson deAn set the tone for the year with this […]

Raise Three Fingers for Myanmar at St Just Cartoon Festival

Our ‘Raise Fingers for Myanmar’ exhibition was recently shown at Saint-Just-le-Martel cartoon festival in France. This was coordinated by PCO Overseas committee member The Surreal McCoy. Cartoonist Rights Network International (CRNI) Executive Director and PCO Member Terry Anderson kindly sent photos of the displays. The exhibition poster Procartoonists Chairperson Clive Goddard wrote the following on the […]