Sixth Herne Bay Cartoon Festival begins

[Poster by The Surreal McCoy] Exhibitions are now open at the sixth Herne Bay Cartoon Festival and more than 20 of the UK’s top cartoonists will descend on the Kent seaside town next weekend for three days of talks, workshops and live drawing. The first event is a discussion featuring The Surreal McCoy and Rachael Ball. They will […]

Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival in the rear-view mirror.

Jonathan Cusick, Pete Dredge, John Roberts and Helen Pointer ‘drawing the crowds’. Rupert Besley writes: The sun shone on the righteous – and on the cartoonists in Shrewsbury. It was a bumper gathering in the town this last weekend, with visitors and participants drawn from far and wide. Few more so than festival regular Dean […]

Fifth Herne Bay Cartoon Festival begins

[Poster by Chris Burke] The fifth Herne Bay Cartoon Festival is under way, and this year the event features a change of venue for its main live event and a guest appearance by one of the UK’s top political cartoonists. After four years at the town’s Bandstand, the live event will be held on the […]

Cartoonists conquer new festival

The first Hastings & 1066 Country Cartoon Festival took place on the weekend of October 15 and 16, to coincide with the 950th anniversary of the battle that changed the course of English history. The cartoonists, mostly Professional Cartoonists Organisation members, expected to do battle with the elements, as it’s unusual to have an outdoor cartoon festival […]

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.  

Herne Bay Cartoon Festival 2016:

No rain on this parade

The sun shone brightly on the Herne Bay Cartoon Festival for the fourth year running, bringing thousands of people to the town’s Bandstand on Sunday for a truly memorable day. It began with a parade of cartoonists conducted by organiser Steve Coombes (above, with back to camera). They wielded large pencils and banners and played […]

St Just for laughs

Simon Ellinas writes: I was lucky enough to be able to visit the Salon International Du Dessins de Presse et d’Humor at St Just-le-Martel in France. Impressively installed in a brand new building on the outskirts of this small satellite of the city of Limoges, this cartoon festival has been running for 33 years. The […]

Thinking big at mini cartoon festival

Paul Hardman reports on the first Southport Mini Cartoon Festival, which took place on the August bank holiday weekend and was arranged at the very last moment, with little or no budget or publicity I have for many years thought that my now-hometown of Southport in the North West of England would be an ideal […]

A look back at St Just

Terry Anderson reports from the 32nd  St Just-le-Martel cartoon festival, near Limoges in France. I was making my eighth trip to the event. (Ed adds: That’s probably more than Charles De Gaulle managed) I was delighted to learn the main exhibition space has been named the Espace Loup after an artist who has given an enormous […]