John Roberts draws Dizzy Gillespie. Instant cartoons drawn in the Square and handed out to the public for donations to the festival were a feature this year
Royston Robertson and Matt Buck add to the instant cartoons gallery
Finally the Melodrawma is a great illustration of what makes the festival unique. It is a live comic-strip drawn to the accompaniment of narration, music, sound effects … and audience participation. The team this year was Andrew Birch, Noel Ford, Roger Penwill, Royston Robertson, Bill Stott and The Surreal McCoy.
The exhibitions start just under a month from now, on 22 March, and the main weekend of events is 19-21 April. But before it all gets going, we thought we’d mark the occasion with a brief look back at Shrewsburys past, to give you a flavour of the event.
Caricaturists, live drawing, workshops and exhibitions at Shrewsbury 2012 @Procartoonists.org
Here is a video from the festival made by Procartoonists members in 2010 (when this site was called the Bloghorn).
So if you haven’t been to the festival before, come along and tell us what you think …
We will be publishing details of the itinerary over the next few weeks ahead of the festival’s first events. The main weekend for the live cartooning and other public events is 19-21 April. Get it into your diaries!
The tenth Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival will run during April and May next year.
The central weekend of festival cartoon activities – Cartoonists Live – will be Friday 19 April to Sunday 21 April, with a full day of activity on the Sunday. This is a change to previous years where activities have finished by the early afternoon.
Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival @ procartoonists.org
The festival exhibitions will be displayed at venues throughout the town during April and May and will then tour museums in the area. The theme will be Time which follows, appropriately enough, Flying, from last year.
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