hastings & 1066 country cartoon festival
15 Sep 2016 — 8 Jan 2017

Meet the Artists

PCO Members (Professional Cartoonist’s Association)

Nathan Ariss, Jeremy Banx, Rupert Besley, Andrew Birch, Dave Brown, Christopher Burke, Denis Dowland, Clive Goddard, Glenn Marshall, Royston Robertson, Cathy Simpson, Bill Stott, The Surreal McCoy

French artists

Robert Rousso, Emmanual Cerisier


Loulou Cousin, Pete Donohue, Scott Garrett, Ottilie Hainsworth, Julian Hanshaw, Jon Higham, Christopher Hoggins, Rachael House, Emily Johns, John Knowles, Robin Knowles, Erica Smith, Andy Willard


Andrew Birch

Biologist turned cartoonist. Private Eye, Independent, Guardian and others. Also the Spanish press. Sharp and hopefully funny observations on the arts, politics, current affairs, science.

Andrew Birch started off as news cartoonist on Nature, the science journal. Since then he has worked for many British papers and magazines, plus the Spanish press. Currently he has several strips going, plus regular topical cartoons, joke cartoons, and illustrations. He writes occasional pieces for Private Eye and The Independent and has written a sitcom based on his Oldie strip, which is going to be filmed in 2016, starring Simon Callow.

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Cathy Simpson

Cathy Simpson is a very experienced professional with a range of high profile clients. She has a really distinctive, quirky style and enjoys working with clients to get a strong feel for what they really want. She trained in design before specialising in illustration, and can work digitally or traditionally. She produces amusing gag cartoons, character design, caricature and general illustration.

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