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 […]

Herne Bay Cartoon Festival 2019 – Bumper bonus photo album!

The traditional festival team photo at the start of the day. Last Sunday saw the annual live drawing event on the Herne Bay pier as part of the Cartoon Festival which this year was themed around the anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Our chief PCO paparazzo Kasia Kowalska was dispatched to record that […]

PCO Cartoon Review of 2018

  Cartoon © Steve Bright As is tradition, here is our review of the year featuring cartoons by PCO members and when I say tradition I mean we did it for the first time last year. The Brighty cartoon above was done to introduce last year but is sadly still very true for the end […]

Feeling the heat at yet another sunny Herne Bay Cartoon Festival

You might argue that in this record summer the sun was always going to shine on the 2018 Herne Bay Cartoon Festival. But at the time of writing it is chucking it down with rain, so the festival still seems to be somewhat blessed. Perhaps the gods of weather are all fans of funny and clever […]

Herne Bay Cartoon Festival 2017:<br>The End of the Pier Show

The Herne Bay Cartoon Festival main event was held on the Pier for the first time on Sunday, after four years at the Bandstand. It proved a perfect fit for a live cartooning event. The sun shone and a good time was had by all. Photos © Kasia Kowalska unless otherwise stated The cartoonists who took part […]

Fifth Herne Bay Cartoon Festival begins

[Poster by Chris Burke] The fifth Herne Bay Cartoon Festival is under way, and this year the event features a change of venue for its main live event and a guest appearance by one of the UK’s top political cartoonists. After four years at the town’s Bandstand, the live event will be held on the […]

Merry cartoony Christmas!

Procartoonists.org wishes you a merry Christmas and a very happy new year with this selection of festive cartoons from our members. Have a great one, folks!   © Pete Dredge © Jonesy © Royston © The Surreal McCoy © Rupert Besley © Nathan Ariss © Colin Whittock © Huw Aaron © Matthew Buck © Brighty […]

Video: Cartoonists in Herne Bay

This short video covering the exhibition and live cartooning in Herne Bay last month has been posted online by David Good Videos. Former PCO chairman Nathan Ariss is our host, taking us through the background to the event and the live drawing that took place. Sue Austen of Beach Creative in Herne Bay and cartoonist […]

A surreally great weekend

Cartoonists Beside the Surrealside in Herne Bay at the weekend was a scorching success. Here’s co-organiser Nathan Ariss with his post-event analysis: I have only just recently discovered the true meaning of some of those well-worn platitudes, such as “Build it and they will come” and “We really couldn’t have done it without you” etc. […]