What’s your favourite cartoon book?

We’ve been talking in the inner sanctums of the PCO forum about favourite books on cartoons/cartoonists. Here I share some of our choices: Steve Jones (Jonesy) I could easily have gone with Sempe, Stauber or Ungerer – Steadman, in particular, was a really close call – but Matt Jones’ mighty labour of love blew me […]

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 […]

Cartoonists in Conversation

Jonathan Cusick writes: A Friday evening talk has traditionally opened the public programme of the Shrewsbury cartoon festival. This year ‘Cartoonists in Conversation’ aimed to give the public an insight into the lives of cartoonists, whose work they would probably be familiar with but know little about the people behind them. The number of cartoonists […]

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 […]

The Round-up

Kasia Kowalska writes: The next exhibition to at the Cartoon Museum in London is titled Never Again and will be on the subject of cartoons drawn during the First World War. It will run from 11 June to 19 October. Until then, there is still time to catch the Spitting Image 30th anniversary exhibition, which ends on 8 June. Private Eye’s […]

The Round-up

The death of Nelson Mandela inspired poignant tributes from UK cartoonists, among them Peter Brookes in The Times (above), Peter Schrank in The Independent and Christian Adams in The Telegraph. Elsewhere, the South African cartoonist Zapiro tells the BBC a personal anecdote that demonstrates Mandela’s appreciation of satire. Congratulations to Len Hawkins, who has been […]

An invitation from Procartoonists.org

Following the learned article in the New Statesman magazine pondering the future of cartooning, the Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation would like to invite the title to follow a suggestion from its companion in current affairs, The Spectator. We note that inside the edition the New Statesman is asking its readers whether this is something they would like, and we would encourage all […]

Cartoons for sale

“Ask anyone you meet in the street what the most popular feature of The Spectator is, and they will reply in unison, ‘The cartoons, of course’,” says Michael Heath of the magazine. Of course, he is a cartoonist and the magazine’s cartoon editor, so he would say that … but the Bloghorn agrees heartily! Following […]