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 […]

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 […]

Bring Back The Birch

Drawing © Andrew Birch.  @marshallcartoon writes: Our esteemed membership secretary Andrew Birch has been exiled from Twitter after complaints from Tory Chair Greg Hands. Hands had posted a photo opportunity of himself eating a fish and chip supper. Andrew had replied that he ”hoped his supper didn’t go down well (or words to that effect, […]

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 […]

Cartoonists get stylish

Clive Goddard writes: If there’s one thing cartoonists know about it’s style. Famously dapper, well-dressed types-about-town, they constantly turn heads and the occasional stomach. This video, however, is all about their drawing styles. Whether that be simple, complex, colourful, sparse, messy, splattery or obsessionally neat and tidy we cover all bases. Some of us also […]

The PCO Cartoon Review of the Year 2021

Cartoon by © Brian Adcock To quote the great Benny Andersson ‘Mamma mia, here we go again’ with another PCO members ‘Cartoon Review of The Year’.  For the most part it’s been another %¢º€@$ one (Google Translate it) but once more cartoonists injected some humour into it….apart from the odd cartoonist injecting humour refusenik. The […]

Can cartoons be both funny – and diverse?

Cartoon © Nick Newman By Nick Newman and courtesy of The Spectator.  Of the many challenges cartoonists face — rejection, money, drink, or lack of — one of the trickiest is the growing pressure to depict diversity. Nowadays readers often write to publications complaining about the dearth of ethnic minorities in our drawings and demand […]

A Peer at Herne Bay Cartoon Festival 2021

A carousel of cartoonists. Photo by © Ray Covey Apologies for the late running of our usual photo gallery of the Herne Bay Cartoon Festival but pictures were delayed by the HGV lorry driver shortage…so blame Brexit/Covid. Join me now as we take a not-so virtual tour up the pier… Photo by © Jason Hollingsworth The […]