Shrewsbury 2009 – Saturday

April 25, 2009 in General

shrewsbury_caricaturesThere’s a visual twist to one of Shrewsbury’s popular atractions. You can have your body redesigned and without need for strenuous exercise,  by having a “reverse caricature”.

Volunteers can make requests to the cartoonist attending this process, but they aren’t always honoured! The results are highly entertaining as the volunteer cannot see the result until everyone else has had a good laugh.

Also taking shape today at Shrewsbury are the Humurals.  The Darwin Shopping Centre is the place to see this collection of cartoons, each about 1m square, on the festival theme of science.

Elsewhere in Shrewsbury, Steve Bell and Bill Stott both gave illustrated talks to packed houses in the Old Market Hall. There was a series of cartoon workshops and cartoon clinics, where aspiring cartoonists queued to get their work reviewed by the professionals.

Shrewsbury Cartoon workshops - Bloghorn photograph

More colour was added to the Square as paint was thrown at the Big Board cartoons.  Cartoonist Kipper Williams gives some insight into what goes into making a memorable Big Board. Just click the audio player below to hear him explain.
Listen!
At the end of the day all the festival cartoonists will be going to the opening night of an exhibition by visiting Czech satirist Miroslav Bartak.

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