The PCO Cartoon Review of the Year 2021

Cartoon by © Brian Adcock To quote the great Benny Andersson ‘Mamma mia, here we go again’ with another PCO members ‘Cartoon Review of The Year’.  For the most part it’s been another %¢º€@$ one (Google Translate it) but once more cartoonists injected some humour into it….apart from the odd cartoonist injecting humour refusenik. The […]

Dave Brown Busts Out

Oliver Preston (Cartoon Museum Chair), Dave Brown and Steve Bell at the Cartoon Museum Gillray bust unveiling. Photo © Kasia Kowalska Dave Brown writes: ‘If Hogarth was the grandfather of the modern cartoon, You were its father…’ (David Low on James Gillray, 1943) Gillray set the template for the modern political cartoon. His savage humour and supreme draughtsmanship […]

The PCO Cartoon Review of the Year 2020

Cartoon by © Andy Davey. Glenn Marshall wrote: Once more my friends it’s time for the PCO Cartoon Review of the Year, featuring work from members of the PCO (speech) bubble. It’s been a difficult year to find humour in, although it would be a nightmare for cartoonists if any year was filled with just […]

Book Marks exhibition

Poster cartoons by © Sarah Boyce, The Surreal McCoy & Noel Ford. Clive Goddard writes: An exhibition of cartoons on the theme of books, literature and libraries drawn by the UK’s finest and funniest cartoonists. Appropriately enough the show will be taking place at Westminster Reference Library from June 3rd to 22nd and is free […]

PCO Cartoon Review of 2018

  Cartoon © Steve Bright As is tradition, here is our review of the year featuring cartoons by PCO members and when I say tradition I mean we did it for the first time last year. The Brighty cartoon above was done to introduce last year but is sadly still very true for the end […]

NOT the National Portrait Gallery

Poster cartoon by kind permission of © Richard Jolley/ Private Eye magazine. PCO Chair human Clive Goddard writes: “No, its ‘Not the National Portrait Gallery’ but it is right on its doorstep in a brand new gallery space at Charing Cross Library. It is an exhibition full of irreverent, funny and, in some cases, downright disrespectful caricatures and […]

PCO Cartoon Review of 2017

  Everyone else is doing it so we thought we’d have our own look back at the year…with cartoons by PCO members. The Big Issue drawing above by Andrew Birch manages to fit the whole year into just one cartoon! © Ralph Steadman We started the year with Trump’s bigly attended inauguration. Trump was undoubtedly (Mad) Man of the […]

Fifth Herne Bay Cartoon Festival begins

[Poster by Chris Burke] The fifth Herne Bay Cartoon Festival is under way, and this year the event features a change of venue for its main live event and a guest appearance by one of the UK’s top political cartoonists. After four years at the town’s Bandstand, the live event will be held on the […]

Cartoonists prepare to do battle

A team from the Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation will once again take part in the Battle of the Cartoonists. (Cartoon above by Bill Stott) The event is organised by the Campaign for Drawing, the people behind The Big Draw, and will take place at the Electrician’s Shop gallery, Trinity Buoy Wharf, in east London this Sunday (23 November) […]