The popular growth of consumer screen devices for display of words, pictures and video have meant massive change for the publication trades and all who work in them. Of course this includes cartoonists and we are now starting to see changes to the most traditional of tools to match the big industry trend towards personal […]
Ali Ferzat, the Syrian cartoonist brutally beaten by members of the Assad regime, has been named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine. See the magazine’s reasoning here, and read more about Ferzat in a previous post. Popeye returns to comics in a new series this month, and the […]
Procartoonists.org member Roger Penwill, one of the Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival organisers, writes: For the first time in nine years, the Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival had April weather in April. However this did not deter the crowds who came to enjoy this year’s Cartoonists Live events in the town. More than 30 of the country’s top cartoonists, plus artists […]
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. Pictures by Nathan Ariss, Matt Buck, Nicolette Petersen, Rich Skipworth and Gerard Whyman.
As the French presidential election rumbles on, here are two example of cartoons of protest. A car is plastered with cartoons during a 20,000-strong rally in Paris, and feelings about Nicolas Sarkozy are made clear in a piece of situationist satire. Pictures courtesy of Andrew Nickolds, co-writer of Radio 4’s Ed Reardon’s Week, via Nick […]
Another Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival has been and gone, and Procartoonists.org members were there in force adding to a weekend of drawing and superb fun. We’ll have more on the festival as the pictures and thoughts come in, once everyone has recovered. But in the meantime … lots of us involved in the event, and others, were […]
Filmed at the 2011 Shewsbury Cartoon Festival, this is a three-minute montage of what you can expect at this years event, from today until Sunday: live caricaturing, Big Board cartoons, exhibitions, Humurals, workshops, cartoon talks, a caption competition, a live Melodrawma and, yes, more! Click those links to see more of our coverage of Shrewsburys past. […]
The 2012 edition of the festival starts this weekend – 20-22nd April 2012