The Big Boards from Shrewsbury Cartoon 2013

April 24, 2013 in Events, General, News

The huge drawings made in the town Square in Shrewsbury on Saturday 20th April at the tenth edition of the cartoon festival.

The huge drawings made in the town Square in Shrewsbury on Saturday 20th April at the tenth edition of the cartoon festival.


Shrewsbury Cartoon 2013 – report

April 22, 2013 in Events, General, News

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Pete Dredge and Noel Ford cooperate in the Melodrawma at Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival 2013 © Mika Schick @ procartoonists.org

A small selection of photographs from the Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival 2013.

Alex Matthews at Shrewsbury Cartoon 2013 @procartoonists.org

Cartoonist Alex Matthews concentrates on his Big Board at Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival 2013 © Geoff Ward @procartoonists.org

 

John_Landers at Shrewsbury_Cartoon_2013 © Geoff Ward @ procartoonists.org

John Landers - coping just fine with an eight foot by six foot canvas at Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival 2013 © Geoff Ward @ procartoonists.org

 

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Cathy Simpson gets down to detail on a tablecloth during a function at Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival 2013 © Mika Schick @ procartoonists.org

There will a longer post with details of the artwork made over the weekend coming soon.

Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival 2013

April 20, 2013 in Comment, General, News

You will be able to follow some of the events at the festival  by following the stream below.

The members of the UK Professional Cartoonists at the tenth edition of the festival.


 

 

 

Shropshire Live talks Shrewsbury

April 3, 2013 in Events, News

Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival by Wilbur Dawbarn

Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival © Wilbur Dawbarn @ Procartoonists.org

The website Shropshirelive.com has a detailed preview of the 10th Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival, which takes place this month (19-21 April).

The piece gives another outing to this fine cartoon of The Square in Shrewsbury during the cartoon festival by Procartoonists.org member Wilbur Dawbarn, which originally appeared in The Oldie magazine.

Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival 2013 exhibition opening

March 28, 2013 in Events, General, News

Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival 2013 Poster @ procartoonists.org

Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival 2013 @ procartoonists.org

The festival exhibition opens from Tuesday (2 April) at The Market Hall Gallery in the heart of Shrewsbury. The live weekend, as you can see above, is the weekend of 19-21 April.

Shrewsbury: Now we are ten

February 27, 2013 in General

Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival

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This year’s Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival is the tenth one. Appropriately, in this significant year, the theme will be “Time”.

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.

Shrewsbury scenes

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 …

The Melodrawma at Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival

The Shrewsbury "Melodrawma" @ Procartoonists.org

Springtime for cartoonists in Shrewsbury

February 25, 2013 in Events, General, News

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Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival @ Procartoonists

We are very pleased to be able to list the cartoonist attendees at this year’s Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival.

They are: Huw Aaron, Charlie Adlard, Dean Alston, Nathan ArissIan BakerRupert Besley, Steve Best (Bestie), Andrew Birch, John Clark (Brick), Matthew Buck (Hack), Steve Chadburn, Jonathan CusickWilbur DawbarnPete Dredge, Noel FordClive Goddard, Tim HarriesJohn Landers,  Alexander MatthewsRob Murray, Chichi Parish, Roger Penwill, Helen Pointer, John RobertsRoyston Robertson, Chris Ryder, Bill Stott,  Cathy SimpsonRich Skipworth and The Surreal McCoy. The festival patrons Libby Purves and Alex Lester will also be attending.

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!

Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival 2013: dates announced

September 3, 2012 in General, News

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

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.

You can look back at coverage of last year’s festival here.

Shrewsbury cartoon: On the road

July 16, 2012 in General, News

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Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival 2013 promotion at RAF Cosford @procartoonists.org

Regular readers will know we have a longtime relationship with the Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival, the UK’s sole event devoted to the arts of the cartoonist, so we were pleased to see the show going on the road as a part of this year’s Diamond Jubilee.

A team of Noel Ford, Roger Penwill, Steve Bright, John Roberts and Jonathan Cusick, pictured, entertained at an event at RAF Cosford last week.

Jonathan told us:

It wouldn’t surprise me if our stall was genuinely one of the most popular in the hangar, though a drawing was certainly one of the more personal souvenirs available.  Once HM had left, the afternoon became progressively crazier. It was a busy but brilliant event.

Regrettably, no one was able to get close enough for a speedy drawing of the monarch because the queues for cartoons and caricatures were too busy. But when you’ve go pre-existing portraits like the one from Trog (Wally Fawkes), below, who is to worry?

Her Majesty by TROG - Wally Fawkes @procartoonists.org

© TROG - Wally Fawkes @procartoonists.org

And that’s time!

 

Picture this: the 2012 Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival

April 25, 2012 in Events, News

Huw Aaron drawing

Huw Aaron works on a rather complex Big Board in the Market Square

We promised you more coverage of this year’s Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival, so here is a visual feast. This highlights many of the events held for the public, and shows that even the erratic weather could not dampen spirits.

Hunt Emerson draws a Big Board

Hunt Emerson gets colourful with his board, creating "The Miracle of Flight"

Cathy Simpson cartoon workshop

Cathy Simpson hosts a cartoon workshop for children at the Wildlife Trust

The Melodrawma

Music, performance and live drawing in the Melodrawma in the Market Square. From left to right, Bill Stott, Pete Dredge and Noel Ford

Alex Lester, Libby Purves, Gill Hudson

Radio 2's Alex Lester, the writer and broadcaster Libby Purves, and the Reader's Digest editor Gill Hudson are all Shrewsbury supporters. Also in attendance was Martin Wainwright, northern editor of The Guardian

Reader's Digest stall

Reader's Digest ran a "Beat the Cartoonist" caption competition for the second year running

Humurals exhibition

The Humurals, an instant cartoon exhibition at the Market Hall. Tim Harries thinks of something to draw; Matt Buck utilises his surroundings

Huw Aaron Big Board

A look at Huw Aaron's finished Big Board, entitled "973 well-dressed gentlemen chasing a balloon". We didn't count

Pictures by Nathan Ariss, Matt Buck, Nicolette Petersen, Rich Skipworth and Gerard Whyman.