Away from the Herne Bay Cartoon Festival proper was the exhibition improper ‘Contains Male Nudity’ which is still running at One New Street Gallery. PCO’s intrepid senior staff photographer Kasia Kowalska was at the ‘Privates View’ to cover events as they unfolded.
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Cartoonists ‘low five’ outside the gallery. Left to right Royston Robertson, Dave Brown, The Surreal McCoy, Alex Hallet, Alex Hughes and Pete Dredge.
Martin Rowson in the gallery studio creating a late entry to be inserted into the exhibition.
Cartoonists Kathy Lamb & Chris Burke plus Rob Murray with Andrew Birch. All caught visiting the show.
The ‘Room of Filth’ mostly so named because of the Jeremy Banx contributions.
Cathy Simpson pointing at a genuine ancient Greek artefact.
Royston Roberston’s ‘buff envelope’ gag proved very popular (actually framed in a window envelope). Royston priced the cartoon in first class stamps (some tax avoidance scam no doubt)
Zoom Rockman with one of his life drawings. Photo © Zoom Rockman
And some more ‘art’ from the walls:
One of the Danny Noble strips featuring nude Ollie Reed and Alan Bates spending their lives together after their naked wrestling scene in Ken Russell’s ‘Women in Love’.
‘Agent Dale Cooper’ from the mind of Dr Julian Gravy aka Tony Horseradish.
Drawing by illustrator Ian Pollock.
‘Peter’s Penis’ strip by Andrew Birch…naturally in the ‘Room of Filth’
All photos by © Kasia Kowalska unless otherwise stated.
Thanks to Torin Brown and The Bouncing Barrel for providing the lovely cask of ale.
The exhibition continues to run at One New Street Gallery until 1st September (open Friday and Saturday or by appointment)