More than 40 of the UK’s top cartoonists will be drawing for and entertaining the public at the UK’s only cartoon festival next month. There will be many workshops, clinics, talks and much drawing of cartoons and caricatures over the weekend of April 22-25.
On the Friday and Saturday in the town square, the cartoonists challenge themselves against the clock, with huge blank canvases placed in front of them, to complete the Big Boards. You can see one of the finished boards from last year here.
The confirmed cartoonist attendees this year are:
Andy Davey, The Surreal McCoy , Dave Brown, Martin Honeysett , John Landers, Clive Goddard, Will Dawbarn, Gerard Whyman, Rupert Besley, Steve Bright , Bill Stott, John Roberts, Angela Martin, Steve Way, Helen Martin, Jed Pascoe, Simon Cassini, Sheba Cassini, Tim Leatherbarrow, Chris Ryder, Chichi Parish, Cathy Simpson, Andy Gilbert, Tim Harries and Martin Rowson.
The festival will also be welcoming three Australian Cartoonists: Steve Panozzo, Jason Chatfield and Dean Alston, and a large contingent from Greece.
Alex Hughes, Royston Robertson and Matt Buck will be there for reporting for Bloghorn and we think that there will be a large “fringe event” going on too. So, if you are planning a trip to the festival as a cartoonist or as a fan of the fun, please tell us in the comments below.
We’ll be talking more about the exhibitions which run across the town on the Bloghorn next Friday.