Cartoonists in Conversation

Jonathan Cusick writes: A Friday evening talk has traditionally opened the public programme of the Shrewsbury cartoon festival. This year ‘Cartoonists in Conversation’ aimed to give the public an insight into the lives of cartoonists, whose work they would probably be familiar with but know little about the people behind them. The number of cartoonists […]

Award to Steve Way: Services to cartooning

We are delighted to announce that Steve Way, cartoon editor of Reader’s Digest, and previously of Punch, was presented with the 2013 PCO Award for Services to Cartooning in a packed Bloomsbury pub, London, last night. A short speech extolling Mr Way’s dedication in mentoring and giving honest feedback to both upcoming and established cartoonists everywhere […]

The Round-up member Alexander Matthews has resurrected Lord Snooty for The Beano (above), and writes about his approach to the character on his blog. Snooty has been absent from the comic for a while (and was even replaced by his grandson for a time). Alex has also recently brought his distinctive style to another classic Beano […]

Big drawings from The Big Draw

To spare you lots of pictures of cartoonists bending over tables and displaying their bald spots – with the exception of the Big Girls Drawers team, of course! – we present a selection of details from the seven banners in the Battle of the Cartoonists in the V&A’s Raphael Room. The Private Eye team, captained […]

Reader’s Digest, digested

A new addition to this years recent Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival was the presence of a team from the magazine Reader’s Digest. From a stall in the town’s Square, the focus of many of the festival’s activities, the Reader’s Digest team engaged members of the public to try their hand at a popular Digest competition, Beat […]

Cartoon Pick of the Week

Bloghorn spotted this great work during this week ending the 2nd July 2009. One: Jonathan Pugh in The Times on teacher re-training Two: Peattie and Taylor from Alex in the Daily Telegraph on forward thinking Three: …and Bloghorn‘s own Royston Robertson in the Readers Digest on student hijinks The PCO: Great British cartoon talent Subscribe […]

Cartoon Pick of the Week

Bloghorn spotted this great work during this week ending the 27th February 2009. One: Peter Brookes in The Times on Mandelson’s delusions of grandeur Two: Kipper Williams in The Guardian on more plunging shares Three: P.C. Vey in Readers Digest (US) on troubled time for bankers, one of 10 Ways to Laugh at the Recession […]

Bloghorn's Christmas Pick of the Week

The festive season is upon us, so this week Bloghorn has a bulging sack full of Christmas themed cartoons… One: Simon Bond in Private Eye: ‘City Christmas Tree 2008’ Two: From Tony Holland in the Spectator, the credit crunch hits the Twelve Days of Christmas Three: Christmas tree dressing at Number 10 for Peter Brookes […]

Cartoon Pick of the Week

Bloghorn spotted this great work this week … One: Nick Newman in the Spectator on Ross and Brand Two: Christian Adams in the Telegraph: Peter Mandelson – three strikes … Three: Royston Robertson in Reader’s Digest: No man is an island Week ending 31st October 2008 The PCO: British cartoon talent From the PCO (Professional […]