Cartoonists make mark on Herne Bay

Kipper Williams and Martin Honeysett @Procartoonists.org
Kipper Williams and Martin Honeysett @Procartoonists.org

They came, they drew, and they even made the odd Marcel Duchamp-style “art statement” …

Glenn Marshall @Procartoonists.org
Glenn Marshall plays the thinker @Procartoonists.org

We hope you enjoy this small selection of photos from the Live Cartoonists in the Bandstand event, which was part of the Duchamp in Herne Bay festival that kicked off at the weekend.

Nathan Ariss, chairleg of Procartoonists.org, said: “Herne Bay hasn’t seen anything like it. Just like our ‘stand-up’ relations, over 20 of the nation’s best ‘sit-down’ comedians set about wowing the expectant crowds, in an spectacular tour de force of gags, graffitti, political statement, absurdist fantasy and rampant public engagement. We really couldn’t have achieved a thing without the superb collective spirit and enthusiasm shown. Bravo!”

A nod to Banksy. Some "vandalism" by Banx @Procartoonists.org
A nod to Banksy. Some "vandalism" by Banx @Procartoonists.org
Of course, the beautiful weather was as much of a draw as the cartoons! @Procartoonists.org
Of course, the beautiful weather was as much of a draw as the cartoons! @Procartoonists.org
The heat was no reason to lower sartorial standards for the dapper Andrew Birch
The heat was no reason to lower sartorial standards for the dapper Andrew Birch @Procartoonists.org
Surrealism @Procartoonists.org
Surrealist caricatures @Procartoonists.org
Duchamp and satire by Dave Brown @Procartoonists.org
Duchamp and satire by Dave Brown @Procartoonists.org
The kids fill the big canvas @Procartoonists.org
The kids fill the big canvas @Procartoonists.org
One for the album: It's Ralph Steadman @Procartoonists.org
One for the album: It's Ralph Steadman @Procartoonists.org
Collaboration!
Collaborative cartooning @Procartoonists.org
The public are happy so it must be time for a drink ... @Procartoonists.org
The public are happy so it must be time for a drink ... @Procartoonists.org

Actually there was more than mineral water on offer as the day ended with the official opening of exhibitions of cartoons in the lavatories, Gents and Ladies, of various Shepherd Neame pubs. The openings — yes, with a ribbon, big scissors and everything — were accompanied by much refreshment until noses were red, cartoon-style.

Or was that the sunburn?

Thanks to Kasia Kowalska for taking the photos. Others courtesy of Carole Manley, Glenn Marshall, Jeremy Banx.

You can find the artists who contributed to this year’s event in our portfolios.

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