How to draw a virus: spare a thought for the Covid-19 cartoonists

Written by Guy Venables originally for The Spectator (with a smattering of bonus content cartoons): While stumbling the 30 yards from bed to work, the freelance gag cartoonist is usually trying to decide which of the hundreds of news stories to draw a hilarious cartoon about that day. It used to be one of the […]

Review of the Year

As the pencil of 2010 contacts the eraser of 2011, Bloghorn thought it was time to record some of the year’s highs and lows – and to speculate about the new year. But first, news of a PRIZE competition which will be coming on Bloghorn over the New Year Bank Holiday weekend … so watch […]

Cartoons continue to bite

From 30 Years of Viz, currently at the Cartoon Museum “Pictorial satire is so ingrained in our culture that people often don’t realise what a huge part of their lives it is. Not just in comics and newspapers, but also animations, games, advertising, greetings cards” – Anita O’Brien, Curator, Cartoon Museum Taken from an article […]

Alex taps into the iPhone

Alex, the satirical City strip in the Daily Telegraph has recently made it’s debut on the iPhone and iPod Touch. Priced at 59p, the Tapisodes app is available at the iTunes App Store and comprises 20 animated strips themed around the credit crunch crisis. The strips will be automatically delivered to your phone one a […]

Cartoon Pick of the Week

Bloghorn spotted this great work during this week ending the 9th October 2009. One: Matt in the Daily Telegraph on the Conservatives becoming more frank Two: Dave Brown in the Independent on being in it together Three: Robert Leighton in the New Yorker on driving and texting Bonus Video: The Guardian‘s Steve Bell explains why […]

Cartoon Pick of the Week

Bloghorn spotted this great work during this week ending the 25th September 2009. One: Peter Brookes in The Times on the special relationship Two: Nicholas Garland in The Daily Telegraph on a very public crash Three: Len Hawkins in The Spectator on paranoid parenting The PCO: Great British cartoon talent Subscribe to The Foghorn – […]

Cartoon Pick of the Week: Redacted

MPs are back in the news again with the release of their heavily blacked-out expense reports, so Bloghorn has a special round-up of the best of the redacted, censored and otherwise obscured cartoons for the week ending the 19th June 2009. One: Matt in the Daily Telegraph gives us a historical perspective on the story. […]

Cartoon Pick of the Week

Bloghorn spotted this great work during this week ending the 22nd May 2009. One: Christian Adams in The Daily Telegraph on defences over MPs expenses Two: Mac (Stan McMurtry) in The Daily Mail: “Bad news, Joanna Lumley has called a snap election.” Three: and Tim Sanders in The Independent on bureaucracy. The PCO: Great British […]