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Bloghorn's Christmas Pick of the Week

December 22, 2008 in Links, News


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 in the Times

Four: Martin Rowson in Tribune shows the Three Wise Men investing poorly

Five: The Guardian asked artists, singers and comedians to “reinvent” Santa Claus, including Gerald Scarfe

Six: Royston Robertson in Reader’s Digest on good health at Christmas

Seven: Patrick Blower has a Livedraw animation on media-savvy shepherds

Eight: Will “Wilbur” Dawbarn in Reader’s Digest on the season of goodwill in a bad neighbourhood

Nine: Matt “Hack” Buck in Tribune on the non-jingling tills

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Cartoon Pick of the Week

October 31, 2008 in Links, News


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

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Cartoon Pick of the Week

October 10, 2008 in Links, News


Bloghorn spotted this great work this week …

One: Patrick Blower for LiveDraw on Sir Ian Blair’s resignation (note: Flash file)

Two: Paul Wood in the Spectator on preparations for the 2012 Olympics

Three: Christian Adams in the Telegraph on Mandelson’s return

Week ending 10th October 2008

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The Big Draw 2008

September 23, 2008 in General


The National Campaign for Drawing‘s annual event, The Big Draw, is upon us again.

And PCO members will be working at this weekend’s opening events for the month-long festival. Much of this weekend’s activity will be taking place at University College in central London (UCL). There is an enormous range of activity for the opening weekend. You can find details on how to get there here.

PCO member Patrick Blower explains more about Saturday’s digital cartoon masterclass:

The event cartoonists be drawing cartoons on digital tablets and projecting the resulting film of their work onto walls and large screens. We will be running hourly cartoon master classes – on the hour – from 11am. And when the cartoonists aren’t talking, or drawing, we will be encouraging visitors, of all ages, to have a go too. In fact, we will be encouraging visitors to help invent a monster each. These will be turned into an ongoing slide show through the day as the gallery develops.

Simon Gould, UCL’s curator of Drawing on Life, the national launch for The Big Draw added;

We are really looking forward to a jam packed day of all kinds of drawing and are thrilled that cartoonist Patrick Blower, one of UCL’s illustrious alumni, will be taking such a prominent position. His cartooning master classes will definitely be a real highlight for children and adults alike.

There are many hundreds of local events in towns across the country too. There will be one going on near you and you can find it on this page. London will also host another large set-piece event at London’s St Pancras station during mid-October – it’s called Transports of Delight.

There will be further PCO participation in the battle of the cartoonists on Saturday October 18th. We will be writing more about that event in the next few weeks.

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Beano is too PC, says former editor

September 15, 2008 in General


Beano characters in action (Copyright DC Thomson)

Euan Kerr, former editor of The Beano, tells the Daily Telegraph today that he was asked to tone down many characters during his time at the head of the comic.

Political correctness, he says, is ruining the Beano and the Dandy. Amazingly, he had to stop Dennis the Menace’s attacks on Walter the Softy in the 1980s amid fears that they encouraged “gay bashing”.

You can read the Telegraph interview here.

A hat-tip for this link goes to the Forbidden Planet bog.

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Bloghorn's Cartoon Pick of the Week

August 29, 2008 in Links, News


Bloghorn spotted this great work this week…

One: Kipper Williams in the Spectator on unpleasant aircraft problems

Two: Daley in The Daily Telegraph on Barack Obama

Three: Morten Morland in The Times on
the end of the Olympics

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Cartoon Pick of the Week

August 22, 2008 in Links, News


Bloghorn spotted this great work this week…

One: Holland in the Oldie on Playing Health and Safety

Two:
Matt of the Telegraph on the GCSE results

Three:
Peter Schrank of The Independent on Russian bears

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