Cartoons For Change child labour initiative

Fernando Morales-de la Cruz of Cartoons For Change writes: On the 72nd anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Cartoons for Change denounces violation of the human rights of 300 million child workers The Cartoons for Change initiative brings together hundreds of cartoonists, illustrators and artists from all continents committed to the eradication of […]

Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival – The Exhibitions!

Exhibition poster cartoon by festival organiser © Roger Penwill. Lovely to see a REAL cartoon exhibition on REAL walls! Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival may have been cancelled earlier in the year but the accompanying ’20-20 Vision’ show lives on at the wonderful Bear Steps Gallery in Shrewsbury. It opened this week and features 70 cartoons by 43 […]

Cartoonists Rally Round Birthday Boy Carson

Cartoon by © Martin Rowson Dean Patterson writes: Recently a lot of the best cartoonists in the UK, including many PCO members, went out of their way to draw a birthday wish for Carson, who is a very sick little boy with a brain tumour and had to spend his birthday in hospital getting chemotherapy… […]

Not the 2020 Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival

Cancelled poster by © Roger Penwill Glenn Marshall writes: This weekend would have seen the main events of the Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival  but sadly, like so much else, it has had to be cancelled. One of the organisers, Roger Penwill, commented a few weeks ago when the postponement was announced “We felt that we had no […]

Infectious Laughter

Cartoon © Pete Dredge Naturally many cartoonists have been indulging in some sick humour whilst trying to cope under lockdown. These are from the bunkers of Procartoonists members, including the very funny and worryingly accurate Dredge cartoon above. © Sarah Boyce Of course most of us are used to working locked down at home. This is […]

Offensive Weapon?

Glenn Marshall writes: Procartoonists recently hosted a panel discussion labelled ‘OFFENSIVE WEAPON?’ at the North London Story Festival. The talk centred around the issue of cartoons causing offence and where to draw the line. I was joined by Carol Isaacs AKA The Surreal McCoy and The Guardian’s Martin Rowson. I opened with a brief look at […]

PCO Cartoon Review of the Year 2019

Cartoon © Brian Adcock, The Independent Glenn Marshall reporting from behind the paracetamol bottle: Once more it is time to look back with the traditional (well, third year running) PCO ‘Cartoon Review of the Year’. It was always going to be a very hard task to not just fill it with cartoons about Trump and BORXIT® […]

Ye Olde Whynge

Ben Jennings, Dave Simmonds, Dave Brown & George Leigh. Photo © Kasia Kowalska Kasia Kowalska writes: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, if was the age of foolishness, if was the epoch of belief, if was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of […]

PCO’s Gagged at St-Just-Le-Martel 2019

The Surreal McCoy writes: Our exhibition had two outings this year: one at the high-profile Defend Media Conference in London during the summer and then again at the St-Just-Le-Martel Salon d’Humor in France over September/October. 58 cartoons by 25 members were displayed at the Centre Permanent’s exhibition space that saw many visitors over the two […]