Spectator Article: the future of cartooning

A rare mass-gathering of Private Eye cartoonists in 2013 (Rob Murray standing, 9th from right) Rob Murray writes in response to Nick Newman’s Spectator piece (see previous post): Nick Newman, one of the UK’s best and most prolific gag cartoonists, has written an article for this week’s Spectator about the challenges facing our art form. […]

John Jensen 1930-2018

John with a ‘selfie’ which he did for an exhibition at the cartoon archive, Kent University. Photo © Pat Jensen Sadly, it has been reported that John Jensen has passed away at the sprightly age of 88. John was a well respected and fondly thought of member of the cartoon community. He was a supreme and very versatile draughtsman.  John […]

The Round-up

After The New Statesman published this cover story in its current edition, The Spectator has responded by calling on the NS to publish more cartoons. Not a bad idea, if we say so ourselves… Comics expert Paul Gravett interviews illustrator and picture-book author Shaun Tan over on his blog. As prevously mentioned, Tan will be […]

Cartoon Pick of the Week

Bloghorn spotted this great work during this week ending the 17th April 2009. One: Zapiro in South Africa’s Mail and Guardian on Nelson Mandela’s shoes. Two: Pete Dredge in the Spectator on smoking confessions. Three: and finally, Harry Venning’s Clare in the Community in the Guardian on youth slang. Subscribe to The Foghorn The PCO: […]

Cartoon books coming out

The clocks have fallen back, and subsequently the nights are drawing in, so as we race towards Christmas publishers are putting out books on cartooning. Here’s a selection of recent example that may be filling stockings come December. First up is The History of the Beano: The Story so Far, a comprehensive round-up of the […]

Cartoon Pick of the Week

Bloghorn spotted this great work this week… One: Jack Ziegler in the New Yorker – on superpowered rivalry. Two:Mike Turner in the Spectator – ‘What’s up with you? Never seen anyone enjoying themselves before?’ Three:Steve Bell in The Guardian on the UK’s North-South divide British cartoon talent From the PCO (Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation)