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.

Speed painting at Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival

April 18, 2012 in Events, General

The 2012 edition of the festival starts this weekend – 20-22nd April 2012

Switch over to Shrewsbury cartoon festival 2012

April 17, 2012 in Events, News

Procartoonists.org - Shrewsbury_flights of_fancy_cartoon © Royston Robertson

© Royston Robertson at procartoonists.org

The annual festival weekend is, er, this weekend – 19th-22nd April

 

Shrewsbury cartoon festival 2012

April 3, 2012 in Events, General

Not long to wait

Submission to festival exhibition Flights of Fancy © The Surreal McCoy

Magic! Shrewsbury 2012 Cartoon Festival

March 31, 2012 in Comment, General

The ‘Flights of Fancy’ exhibition for Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival 2012 opens to the public in the town next week. Enjoy a sneak preview of a few more submissions to the show from our members.

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Submission from Noel Ford to the festival exhibition for Shrewsbury Cartoon 2012.

The main festival weekend is 19-22nd April. You can see which cartoonists are confirmed attendees here and there will be a lively fringe of other artists there too.

Procartoonists Cathy Simpson Shrewsbury 2012

Exhibition submission from Cathy Simpson.

You can find your options for transport and accomodation in Shrewsbury here and here.

Procartoonists.org + Guy Venables Shrewsbury 2012

Submission to exhibition by Guy Venables

Er, probably see you there!

Taking aim for Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival 2012

March 14, 2012 in Comment, General

You won’t want to miss the Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival 2012 either. There is just one month to go.

Bloghorn_Shrewsbury_2012_Cartoon © Andy Davey at procartoonists.org

Cartoon submitted for festival exhibition on the theme of Flying © Andy Davey

Cartoonists invited for the show weekend, April 19-22, are:

Angela Martin, Steve Way, Paul Hardman, Tim Harries, Cathy Simpson, Alex Hughes, Chris Ryder, John Roberts, Jonathan Cusick, Steve Bright, Tim Leatherbarrow, Bill Stott, Pete Dredge, The Surreal McCoy, Rupert Besley, Andy Davey, Steve Best, Denis Dowland, Ian Baker, Rob Murray, Rich Skipworth, Robert Duncan, Huw Aaron, Hunt Emerson, Wilbur Dawbarn, Noel Ford, Steve Bell and Roger Penwill.

You will find many of their portfolios here.

Our neighbours just over the Channel are also sending a company of cartoonists and we will be featuring them on Bloghorn soon. And there is always a lively fringe of not-on-the-list-this-time-artists so there’s always a great atmosphere to enjoy between events.

Alex Lester, one of the patrons of the festival will also be there and Bloghorn will be trying to keep on top of the news from the show weekend.

If you are planning to attend Shrewsbury this year please tell us in the comments or by using an @ message on twitter.

Sat-Nav’ing our way to Shrewsbury cartoon 2012

March 7, 2012 in Comment, General

Procartoonists at Shrewsbury Cartoon 2012 © Rupert Besley

Exhibition submission cartoon © and courtesy of Rupert Besley

We know all routes lead to Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival 2012 at this time of the year. See you there.

The UK Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation

Flying to Shrewsbury 2012

February 29, 2012 in Comment, General

Pete Dredge submitted this charming image to the selection committee for the Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival 2012. Will it make the cut for the big exhibition? The only sure way to know, is to go! Read on for details.

Bloghorn: Pete Dredge on Flying for Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival 2012

–>Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival starts on 5th April, opening of with ‘Flights of Fancy’. The weekend for ‘Cartoonists Live’ is 19th – 22nd April and sees around 40 UK and international cartoonists descend on the medieval market town to draw giant cartoons, free caricatures and run many workshops and free cartoon advice sessions. There is also, always, a lively ‘fringe’ with many other non-performing cartoonists, friends and fans in attendance.

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Taking a run-up to the Shrewsbury festival

February 22, 2012 in Events, News

Here’s another cartoon submitted for exhibition at this year’s Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival, where the theme is “Flying”. This is by The Surreal McCoy.

We will be featuring more great cartoons submitted to the festival exhibition by our members ahead of the festival in April. You can see the first drawing here.

If you’re not familiar with the festival, here’s a Bloghorn report on what we got up to last year (with more here and here.)