Sun shines on the Herne Bay Cartoon Festival yet again …


We’ve shown you the photos of the parade of cartoonists at the Herne Bay Cartoon Festival, which knocked the Rio Olympics opening ceremony into a sun hat, now here are some great photos of the Bandstand event itself, as well as the event’s exhibition openings.

Photos © Kasia Kowalska. Click images to enlarge.

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Where to begin? Matt Buck opts, logically enough, for the top left-hand corner
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Steve gets Way down
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Des Buckley and Andrew Birch draw on the shared boards. Many cartoonists contributed to these, helping to build up several murals of seaside gags
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A seagull’s-eye view of the proceedings
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Rich Skipworth goes nose-to-nose with his big board cartoon
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Glenn Marshall paints his Photo-U booth. Later he sat inside and drew strips of passport-style cartoons for paying customers, raising money for Amnesty International. There was a permanent queue
"Photos" from the booth (see above)
“Photos” from the booth (see above)
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Pete Dredge in caricature mode. He also drew general cartoons for the public, along with Roger Penwill, as they queued for caricatures drawn by Alex Hughes
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Dave Brown creates another masterpiece
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Festival regular Karol Steele, second right, with her family, in caricature form
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Master of ceremonies Steve Coombes, left, and cartoonist Andrew Birch, with Jacob Watts, 6, one of the winners of the event’s Young Cartoonists Competition
Alex Hughes inspires a future generation. Pix © Chris Williams
Alex Hughes inspires a future generation. Pic © Chris Williams
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Clockwise from top left, Royston Robertson, Gerard Whyman and Chris Williams tackle the boards
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The cartoon workshop with Tim Harries was popular
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Singer Amelia Fletcher, who performed at the event with The Catenary Wires, contributes to the large public board

 

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Jeremy Banx and Rich Skipworth. Note “cartoonist as rock star” pose
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Cathy Simpson, right, offered advice and tips on the public board
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The Surreal McCoy contributes a shared-board gag
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Clive Goddard’s wonderfully inventive peep board, featuring, clockwise from top left, Amy Amani-Goddard, Steve Way, Clive himself, and Royston Robertson
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Chris Burke’s peep board. All the cartoonists were certainly in need of a beer after another sunny day’s cartooning at the Bandstand
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Earlier, on the Saturday, Cathy Simpson hosted a workshop on drawing monsters at Beach Creative, where the main festival exhibition was also held. Pic © Royston Robertson
There were private views of the festival exhibitions, including Glenn Marshall's Not Funny at One New Street art gallery. Here's the man himself in front of his Wall of Rejection
There were private views of the festival exhibitions, including Glenn Marshall’s Not Funny at One New Street  gallery. Here he is in front of his Wall of Rejection
Specially brewed ale was available with bespoke Marshall labels
Specially brewed ale was available with bespoke Marshall labels and badges
Cartoonist Rob Murray takes in the exhibition by the late David Hawker
Cartoonist Rob Murray takes in the exhibition by late punch cartoonist David Hawker, at a private view at the tiny Bay Art Gallery. Pic © Royston Robertson
Rupert Besley, left who co-organised the Hawker exhibition, with Nathan Ariss
Rupert Besley, left, who co-organised the Hawker show, with Nathan Ariss
Postcards from the Seaside, the main festival exhibition, was opened by Sir Roger Gale, left, with Steve Coombes, the Thanet North MP. The postcard featured new cartoons by dozens of cartoonists riffing on the idea of seaside postcards, as well as a small exhibition of prosecuted cards by Donald McGill, king of the saucy postcard
Postcards from the Seaside, the main festival exhibition, was opened by Sir Roger Gale, left, the Thanet North MP, with Steve Coombes,
The show featured new cartoons by dozens of cartoonists on the theme of seaside postcards, here about to be hung, as well as a small exhibition of prosecuted cards by Donald McGill, king of the saucy postcard
The show featured new cartoons by dozens of cartoonists on the theme of seaside postcards, here about to be hung, as well as a small exhibition of prosecuted cards by Donald McGill, king of the saucy postcard. Pic © Royston Robertson
The show featured new cartoons by dozens of cartoonists on the theme of seaside postcards, as well as a small exhibition of prosecuted cards by Donald McGill, king of the saucy postcard. Article from Herne Bay Gazette, click to enlarge
Article from Herne Bay Gazette, click to enlarge
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