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April 17, 2012 in Events, News - Shrewsbury_flights of_fancy_cartoon © Royston Robertson

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The annual festival weekend is, er, this weekend – 19th-22nd April


Shrewsbury cartoon festival 2012

April 3, 2012 in Events, General

Not long to wait

Submission to festival exhibition Flights of Fancy © The Surreal McCoy

Magic! Shrewsbury 2012 Cartoon Festival

March 31, 2012 in Comment, General

The ‘Flights of Fancy’ exhibition for Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival 2012 opens to the public in the town next week. Enjoy a sneak preview of a few more submissions to the show from our members.

Submission from Noel Ford to the festival exhibition for Shrewsbury Cartoon 2012.

The main festival weekend is 19-22nd April. You can see which cartoonists are confirmed attendees here and there will be a lively fringe of other artists there too.

Procartoonists Cathy Simpson Shrewsbury 2012

Exhibition submission from Cathy Simpson.

You can find your options for transport and accomodation in Shrewsbury here and here. + Guy Venables Shrewsbury 2012

Submission to exhibition by Guy Venables

Er, probably see you there!

Taking aim for Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival 2012

March 14, 2012 in Comment, General

You won’t want to miss the Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival 2012 either. There is just one month to go.

Bloghorn_Shrewsbury_2012_Cartoon © Andy Davey at

Cartoon submitted for festival exhibition on the theme of Flying © Andy Davey

Cartoonists invited for the show weekend, April 19-22, are:

Angela Martin, Steve Way, Paul Hardman, Tim Harries, Cathy Simpson, Alex Hughes, Chris Ryder, John Roberts, Jonathan Cusick, Steve Bright, Tim Leatherbarrow, Bill Stott, Pete Dredge, The Surreal McCoy, Rupert Besley, Andy Davey, Steve Best, Denis Dowland, Ian Baker, Rob Murray, Rich Skipworth, Robert Duncan, Huw Aaron, Hunt Emerson, Wilbur Dawbarn, Noel Ford, Steve Bell and Roger Penwill.

You will find many of their portfolios here.

Our neighbours just over the Channel are also sending a company of cartoonists and we will be featuring them on Bloghorn soon. And there is always a lively fringe of not-on-the-list-this-time-artists so there’s always a great atmosphere to enjoy between events.

Alex Lester, one of the patrons of the festival will also be there and Bloghorn will be trying to keep on top of the news from the show weekend.

If you are planning to attend Shrewsbury this year please tell us in the comments or by using an @ message on twitter.

Sat-Nav’ing our way to Shrewsbury cartoon 2012

March 7, 2012 in Comment, General

Procartoonists at Shrewsbury Cartoon 2012 © Rupert Besley

Exhibition submission cartoon © and courtesy of Rupert Besley

We know all routes lead to Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival 2012 at this time of the year. See you there.

The UK Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation

Flying to Shrewsbury 2012

February 29, 2012 in Comment, General

Pete Dredge submitted this charming image to the selection committee for the Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival 2012. Will it make the cut for the big exhibition? The only sure way to know, is to go! Read on for details.

Bloghorn: Pete Dredge on Flying for Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival 2012

–>Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival starts on 5th April, opening of with ‘Flights of Fancy’. The weekend for ‘Cartoonists Live’ is 19th – 22nd April and sees around 40 UK and international cartoonists descend on the medieval market town to draw giant cartoons, free caricatures and run many workshops and free cartoon advice sessions. There is also, always, a lively ‘fringe’ with many other non-performing cartoonists, friends and fans in attendance.

Watch Bloghorn for more or subscribe to our email reading service using the link at the top of the second column on this page.

Thoughts turn to Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival 2012

February 15, 2012 in Comment

As the ice melts, thoughts turn to spring and that means the annual cartoon festival at Shrewsbury.

The event theme this year is “Flying” and we will be featuring some of the terrific art submitted to the festival exhibition by our members in the coming weeks, in between explaining what you can expect when you reach the Shropshire town.

Bloghorn: Cartoon Shrewsbury 2012 - Denis Dowland on Flight

We’ve debuted the cartoon above by Denis Dowland today.

The local “fly-by-day-or-nights” from RAF Cosford are heavily involved in this year’s event as are our friends from Reader’s Digest magazine. We’ll have more details on the Bloghorn soon. In the meantime, you might like to relive some of our previous coverage from other years of the Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival in the archives of the respective “springs” you’ll find on the right-hand side of your screen.

Happy New Year from the UK Procartoonists

December 31, 2011 in Comment

Bloghorn: Happy 2012 from the UK Professional Cartoonists' Organisation

Good fortune to all our readers on behalf of the members of the UK Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation.

And in an attempt to keep up with the arrival of the new year we will be back to normal publishing this week.