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Cartooning Global Forum

December 13, 2018 in Events, General

The Surreal McCoy writes: Monday (December 10th) was the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Earlier this year in October I was asked to attend the first Cartooning Global Forum day at UNESCO in Paris, to represent PCO (paying my own train fare). I made several useful contacts at this forum for…

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Who pocketed the cartoon awards?

November 30, 2018 in Events, General, News

Clive Goddard writes: The Political Cartoon Awards have been running for 18 years now, but this year there was something new. The event takes place in a large, swanky hall in central London with subdued coloured lighting, tasty little unidentified canapes being offered by attractive young people and more free booze than anyone has time…

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The Wolf of Baghdad – a memoir of a lost homeland

November 16, 2018 in Events, General

Illustration © The Surreal McCoy The Wolf Of Baghdad, an audio-visual project created by PCO member The Surreal McCoy, is based on her Iraqi-Jewish family’s memories of their lost homeland. A short preview can be seen here.  Illustration © The Surreal McCoy Drawn digitally the memoir will be presented as a motion comic – a…

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Happy Birthday, Somewhen*

October 29, 2018 in General

© Rupert Besley Rupert Besley writes: (*That’s an Isle of Wight word, ‘somewhen’, and generally means ‘mañana’ or when the plumber says he’ll be back. It’s not a nice word, but has its uses.) At some point last autumn, or maybe the one before, the PCO passed its 10th birthday. An occasion for celebration and…

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Joking of course

October 17, 2018 in General

© Rupert Besley Rupert Besley writes: Occasionally, maybe once a century, I have a twinge of sympathy for politicians for the care they must take in the choice of every word they use. Cartoonists have it easier perhaps, as they are allowed to joke, scaremonger, exaggerate and tease. It’s what is expected of them and…

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Portrait of the Not The National Portrait Gallery exhibition

October 3, 2018 in Events, General

Photo © Glenn Marshall Clive Goddard writes: I’m not sure how you measure these things in any meaningful way but I’m going to confidently declare that the PCO’s #NotTheNPG caricature exhibition at Charing Cross library was a complete triumph. For a start, the location was excellent, being in an area of central London visited by art…

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