Herne Bay Cartoon Festival 2017:
The End of the Pier Show

The Herne Bay Cartoon Festival main event was held on the Pier for the first time on Sunday, after four years at the Bandstand. It proved a perfect fit for a live cartooning event. The sun shone and a good time was had by all.

Photos © Kasia Kowalska unless otherwise stated

The cartoonists' parade
The cartoonists’ parade their way on to the Pier with HBCF pencils, led by
Rob Murray, Chris Burke, Martin Rowson and Dave Brown
Cartoonists' group pic
The town crier announces the event as many of the cartoonists assemble

The cartoonists who took part were: Nathan Ariss, Jeremy Banx, Rupert Besley, Andrew Birch, Dave Brown, Des Buckley, Chris Burke, Pete Dredge, Noel Ford, Clive Goddard, Alex Hughes, Glenn Marshall, Rob Murray, Roger Penwill, Helen Pointer, Royston Robertson, Martin Rowson, Tim Ruscoe, Tim Sanders, Rich Skipworth, The Surreal McCoy, Steve Way and Chris Williams.

Chris Burke draws a seaside peep board
Where to begin? Chris Burke makes a start on creating a seaside peep board
Chris Burke's finished board
Chris Burke’s finished board is peerless. Photo © Richard Baxter
Martin Rowson and Andrew Birch
A day of contrasts: Martin Rowson with Andrew Birch
Martin Rowson draws
Martin Rowson’s Jeremy Corbyn cartoon drew a few disapproving glances but the kids loved it. Photos © Jason Hollingsworth

Click here for our blog post on Martin Rowson’s talk at the festival.

Caricaturists in action
The caricaturists — Helen Pointer, Alex Hughes and Pete Dredge — were kept constantly busy. Photo © Jason Hollingsworth
Family caricatured
Happy customers with caricatures by the three artists. Photo © Kerry Riley
Glenn Marshall's Punch and Judy v The Zombies
Glenn Marshall created a cartoon Punch and Judy show with a modern twist. That, as they say, is the way to do it
Public drawing board
As ever, the public were given a chance to draw, overseen by cartoonist the Surreal McCoy. Photo © Kerry Riley
Royston Robertson's Brexit board
Royston Robertson did board entirely filled with Brexit cartoons
Andrew Birch draws
Andrew Birch draws a seaside-themed board
Fake cartoons
Many of the cartoonists contributed to the Fake Cartoons shared board, mostly gags about Donald Trump. SAD! Photo © Richard Baxter
Rob Murray's The Scream big board
In the frame: Rob Murray poses with his board based on The Scream, with an info panel from “Tat Modern”. Photo © Richard Baxter
Dave Brown with big board
No Herne Bay Cartoon Festival would be complete without big board cartoon from The Independent’s Dave Brown
Cartoonists on the merry go round
To end the day, the cartoonists went on the merry-go-round. Pictured are
Noel Ford, who made his Herne Bay debut, Chris Williams and Alex Hughes. Photo © Karol Steele
Caricaturist Helen Pointer
The caricaturist Helen Pointer also appeared at Herne Bay for the first time. Photo © Jason Hollingsworth

That’s all, folks. You can see more by visiting @HBCartoonFest on Twitter or Facebook.com/ HBCartoonFest.

Herne Bay Cartoon Festival is sponsored by the Professional Cartoonists Organisation and supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

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