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 […]

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 […]

Who pocketed the cartoon awards?

Clive Goddard writes: The Political Cartoon Awards have been running for 18 years now, but this year there was something new. The event takes place in a large, swanky hall in central London with subdued coloured lighting, tasty little unidentified canapes being offered by attractive young people and more free booze than anyone has time […]

Politics and plebs at awards bash

Kasia Kowalska writes: The annual Political Cartoon of the Year Awards, hosted by the Ellwood Atfield Gallery, in Smith Square, Westminster, were full to the brim with guests and cartoonists alike. You didn’t have to move far to rub shoulders with the elite of political cartooning in Britain today – most of the nominees, from Christian […]

What nonsense! A tribute to Lear

A group of cartoonists and illustrators have got together to pay tribute to Edward Lear, who was born 200 years ago on May 12. Forty artists have created the show Happy Birthday Edward Lear in honour of the writer and artist who was famed for his nonsense verse, including The Owl and the Pussycat. The […]

Cartooning in real-time

Response to printed and digital cartoons is now pretty much instant as this tweet about a drawing by Peter Brookes of The Times shows. View Status Peter’s colleague Morten Morland (a PCO member) had a swift response below View Status The standard response of editorial cartoonists to feedback like this is View Status Or complete silence, […]

Top spot for cartoons

The advent of statistics recording visits to web sites has allowed web publishers to see exactly which pages readers head for. Unsurprisingly, many have embraced this technology to show you – the reader – which pages are most popular. So, I ask you to go to The Times website. Scroll down. No, you don’t have to […]

2010 Election cartoon round-up

Alex Hughes reports. You may have not noticed, but there’s been a general election in Britian recently. And a general election means it’s open season for the political cartoonists, so here Bloghorn presents a brief summary of the events of the last month or so in cartoon form, starting at the beginning of the election […]

Clean sweep for The Times at PCS Awards

As we reported yesterday evening, Peter Brookes of The Times won the Political Cartoonist of the Year Awards for 2009. His colleague Morten Morland completed an excellent evening for the News International print title by winning best single image for a drawing of Gordon Brown and President of the US, Barack Obama. The Times has […]