Picture this: the 2012 Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival

April 25, 2012 in Events, News

Huw Aaron drawing

Huw Aaron works on a rather complex Big Board in the Market Square

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.

Hunt Emerson draws a Big Board

Hunt Emerson gets colourful with his board, creating "The Miracle of Flight"

Cathy Simpson cartoon workshop

Cathy Simpson hosts a cartoon workshop for children at the Wildlife Trust

The Melodrawma

Music, performance and live drawing in the Melodrawma in the Market Square. From left to right, Bill Stott, Pete Dredge and Noel Ford

Alex Lester, Libby Purves, Gill Hudson

Radio 2's Alex Lester, the writer and broadcaster Libby Purves, and the Reader's Digest editor Gill Hudson are all Shrewsbury supporters. Also in attendance was Martin Wainwright, northern editor of The Guardian

Reader's Digest stall

Reader's Digest ran a "Beat the Cartoonist" caption competition for the second year running

Humurals exhibition

The Humurals, an instant cartoon exhibition at the Market Hall. Tim Harries thinks of something to draw; Matt Buck utilises his surroundings

Huw Aaron Big Board

A look at Huw Aaron's finished Big Board, entitled "973 well-dressed gentlemen chasing a balloon". We didn't count

Pictures by Nathan Ariss, Matt Buck, Nicolette Petersen, Rich Skipworth and Gerard Whyman.

3 responses to Picture this: the 2012 Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival

  1. Still chuckling at Matt’s ingenious use of the rubbish bin. Who are the three gentlemen of the road doing the humurals? so kind of the organisers to give them a few hours’ shelter. Love Huw’s poster, and good to see Hunt Emerson again: the last time was many years ago, in Finland…

  2. Ach. Would loved to have lurked up but my wife has (rather selfishly,to be honest0 just had twins. Next year, I promise, you shall be dishonoured by my presence.

  3. Wow, congrats Guy. And good luck! Better get drawing twice as many cartoons …

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