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 […]

Opinion: Cartoonists and a new world

The internet is a perfect medium for cartoons. Images can look much more striking on a backlit screen than they ever did in muddy print. So the news that The Sun was dropping Andy Davey’s weekday editorial cartoon slot just as it finally attempted a serious transition to digital first publication is ironic. I am […]

Opinion: The cartoonist and the editor

Following the news that one of the UK’s mass market national newspapers had removed its weekday editorial cartoonist we asked Andy Davey to write about the strange relationship that lies at the heart of such jobs. For the UK cartoonist, working outside of the beneficence of a major newspaper brings benefits and troubles; editorial freedom […]

Opinion: The Sun drops editorial cartoons from weekday editions

Andy Davey writes: After more than 40 years, The Sun has cut editorial cartoons from the weekday editions of the paper. The paper has boasted a roster of excellent cartoonists to poke fun at the political shenanigans of the day. Names such as Stanley Franklin, Dave Gaskill, Keith Waite, Paul Rigby, Posy Simmonds, Tom Johnston, […]

Sun shine wears off for Davey

The Sun, the largest circulation print newspaper in the UK is now without a weekday editorial cartoonist after Andy Davey, one of our members, left the paper. With Andy’s help we shall be writing about this story and what it represents during the next week but you will get advance warning if you read one […]

Match report: Warbury Warriors back at Wapping

It’s a double for Pete Nash in a return to The Sun with his cartoon Striker. The 20-year run of Warbury Warriors football stories in the paper was broken in 2009 after a contract bust-up. The artist then took his star player Nick Jarvis and the team for a spell on loan at Nuts. In his first spell at The Sun, […]

Big drawings from The Big Draw

To spare you lots of pictures of cartoonists bending over tables and displaying their bald spots – with the exception of the Big Girls Drawers team, of course! – we present a selection of details from the seven banners in the Battle of the Cartoonists in the V&A’s Raphael Room. The Private Eye team, captained […]

The Sun shines on cartoonists

Tim Harries has started drawing a new strip for children in The Sun, one of many Procartoonists.org members providing cartoons for the UK’s best-selling paper. Tim told the blog: “I got a call asking for a strip to run in a kids’ pull-out section of their TV guide during the school holidays. The deadline was […]

US Open champion McIlroy bags cartoon

Golf’s man of the moment Rory McIlroy added a unique cartoon memory to his recent US Open victory. You can find the classic handover of artwork photograph in this story from The Sun. Bloghorn hat tips PCO cartoonist Andy Davey.