Zoom Rockman - Ho ho homeless - Private Eye © Zoom Rockman

Britain’s “Political Pocket Cartoon of the Year” 2019 nominees announced

Sarah Boyce, Will Dawbarn, Ken Pyne and Zoom Rockman are among the cartoonists nominated for the “Political Pocket Cartoon of the Year” 2019, hosted by PR agency Ellwood Atfield, who also host the annual Awards event.

Ellwood Atfield specialise in all aspects of Corporate Communications, Public Affairs, Consumer PR and more.

Zoom Rockman - Ho ho homeless - Private Eye © Zoom Rockman
Zoom Rockman – “Ho ho homeless” – Private Eye © Zoom Rockman

Political cartoons play an important role shaping the way a political party, event, or individual politician is perceived by the public, at a time when maintaining freedom of speech and a free press has never been more relevant. This annual Westminster event not only recognises and celebrates the satirical artistry of the illustrations, but Ellwood Atfield feels it’s also an opportunity for them to thank their clients, partners, and candidates for their continued support in their role as a headhunter.

Jonathan Pugh - Brexit - Dog's Dinner - Daily Mail
Jonathan Pugh – Brexit – Dog’s Dinner – Daily Mail

This is the ninth year Ellwood Atfield has run the event, alongside partners The Political Cartoon Gallery. Their involvement with the awards grew from their founders’ love of political cartoons and started from humble beginnings, with an event held in their office, before moving to St John’s four years ago.

Simultaneously loved and loathed by Westminster, political cartoons are the iconic images we remember long after an event has passed. Last year, the Awards event welcomed over 500 of the UK’s leading cartoonists, journalists, peers, Members of Parliament, and people from across the advocacy, policy, and communications industries into St John’s on Smith Square to see Peter Brookes from The Times crowned the winner.

Russel Herneman - Chance to Vote - New Philosopher © Russel Herneman
Russel Herneman – Chance to Vote – New Philosopher © Russel Herneman

To vote, head to the nominated cartoons here on the Ellwood Atfield web site. Select your favourite cartoon by clicking on it, and then click SUBMIT at the bottom of the page to register your vote. You will be asked to verify your vote by email.

The cartoons and cartoonists in alphabetical order are

Sarah Boyce – Debenhams – Private Eye
Will Dawbarn (Wilbur) – Climate Protest – Private Eye
Andrew Fraser (Drew) – Hedgehog – Private Eye
Clive Goddard – Inconvenient – Private Eye
Colin Dukelow – Speed Dating – Private Eye
Steve Jones – Moon – Private Eye
Russel Herneman – Chance Vote – New Philosopher
Liam Higgins Saunders – Boris with sheep – The Grocer
KJ Lamb– Rodin’s Thinker (updated) – Private Eye
MATT – Precedented times – Daily Telegraph
James Mellor – Speed Limiters – Private Eye
Rob Murray – Dodo – History Today
Jonathan Pugh – Brexit Dogs Dinner – Daily Mail
Ken Pyne – Trump – Private Eye
Zoom Rockman – Ho ho homeless – Private Eye
Royston Robertson – Bollocks to Brexit – Private Eye
Mike Stokoe – Undecided – Spectator
James Whitworth – Pound on Ledge – JPI Media Syndicated
Kipper Williams – Number 10 – Spectator

• To vote, head to the nominated cartoons here on the Ellwood Atfield web site. Select your favourite cartoon by clicking on it, and then click SUBMIT at the bottom of the page to register your vote. You will be asked to verify your vote by email.

• Past Winners: 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 |

• Political Cartoon Gallery: www.original-political-cartoon.com

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John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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