Picture this: the 2012 Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival

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.

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