PCO’s Gagged at St-Just-Le-Martel 2019

The Surreal McCoy writes: Our exhibition had two outings this year: one at the high-profile Defend Media Conference in London during the summer and then again at the St-Just-Le-Martel Salon d’Humor in France over September/October. 58 cartoons by 25 members were displayed at the Centre Permanent’s exhibition space that saw many visitors over the two […]

Cartoonists Gagged again

Media crews filming the Gagged exhibition wall.  Our GAGGED exhibition on the suppression and censorship of cartoonists around the world had another outing last week. It was displayed at the international conference ‘Defend Media Freedom’ in London. The conference was instigated by the UK and Canadian governments. Media freedom is in decline worldwide. It was […]

Freedom of Expression Awards 2019

Congratulations to our friends at Cartoonists Rights Network International for winning the Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Award for CAMPAIGNING. The impressive awards ceremony was held in London last Thursday evening and hosted by comedian Nish Kumar. Index on Censorship described CRNI as “a small organisation with a big impact: monitoring threats and abuses […]

Eaten Fish landed for UK talk

  Ali with his alter ego Eaten Fish. Photomontage © Eaten Fish The Surreal McCoy writes: Join broadcaster, journalist and PCO patron Libby Purves for an illustrated conversation with Ali Dorani, aka Iranian cartoonist Eaten Fish. This promises to be a fascinating evening with Ali on his first ever visit to the UK. It will […]

Laughter as a Political Tool

The excellent and courageous Malaysian cartoonist Zunar (Zulkiflee Ulhaque) recently gave a talk entitled ‘Laughter as a Political Tool’ at the Institute of Advanced Studies, University College London. There was also an accompanying exhibition of his campaigning cartoon work. Zunar speaking at the event (pictures of him in handcuffs featured heavily as he’s frequently been arrested) […]

Cartooning Global Forum

The Surreal McCoy writes: Monday (December 10th) was the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Earlier this year in October I was asked to attend the first Cartooning Global Forum day at UNESCO in Paris, to represent PCO (paying my own train fare). I made several useful contacts at this forum for […]

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 […]

The Round-up

Public voting is under way for the Political Cartoon of the Year 2014. Those in the running include the Procartoonists.org members Andy Davey, above, Dave Brown, Martin Rowson, Steve Bell, Steve Bright and Gary Barker. The Times’s political cartoonist Peter Brookes is the subject of a short film called The Art of Satire, part of the […]

Update: The Auld Acquaintance

Terry Anderson updates us on a touring exhibition: After an amazing year The Auld Acquaintance, the Scottish Cartoon Art Studio’s touring exhibition about the independence referendum, has made its final stops in Lleida, Catalonia, and Limoges, France. The exhibition was shown at the Institut de Estudis Illerdencs in Llieida.  Although the smallest and briefest iteration of the exhibition, it […]