Herne Bay Cartoon Festival 2016:

No rain on this parade

August 4, 2016 in General

The sun shone brightly on the Herne Bay Cartoon Festival for the fourth year running, bringing thousands of people to the town’s Bandstand on Sunday for a truly memorable day.

It began with a parade of cartoonists conducted by organiser Steve Coombes (above, with back to camera). They wielded large pencils and banners and played Oh, I Do Like to Be Beside the Seaside on ukuleles.



The cartoonists then gathered for a group photo before the drawing began. Click to enlarge and see those happy, smiling faces!


Pictured, left to right, are:

Back row: Gerard Whyman, Roger Penwill, Rich Skipworth, Rob Murray, Chris Burke, Tim Harries, Des Buckley, Chris Williams, Alex Hughes and Dave Brown. Middle row: Cathy Simpson, The Surreal McCoy, Royston Robertson, Wilbur Dawbarn, Glenn Marshall, Pete Dredge, Clive Goddard and Simon Ellinas. Front row, kneeling: Jeremy Banx, Matt Buck, Steve Way, Rupert Besley and Andrew Birch.

We’ll have more pictures from the 2016 Herne Bay Cartoon festival later.

Pictures © Kasia Kowalska.

2 responses to Herne Bay Cartoon Festival 2016:

No rain on this parade

  1. Looks like fun. Great to see some familiar faces.

  2. Kasia’s photographs [more soon] show how popular cartoon festivals are. All sorts of people attend and enjoy, except that is, publishers – the end users of cartoons. Publishers are using fewer and fewer cartoons. Might this be-in part- because they don’t go to cartoon festivals ?Discuss.

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