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 […]

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 […]

Herne Bay Cartoon Festival 2016

The fourth Herne Bay Cartoon Festival takes place next month. The festival’s flagship live event will be held, as usual, in the Bandstand on the seafront, on Sunday 31 July. More than 20 cartoonists from all over the country will be there to draw big-board cartoons, cartoon murals, caricatures and to host workshops. There will […]

Cartoon festival this weekend

The main Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival events take place this Saturday (though there is a workshop by PCO member Wilbur Dawbarn on Friday) and include live drawing in the town square, with the Big Boards, Humurals, the Melodrawma, caricaturing and reverse caricaturing, as well as talks and workshops. Click those links to see pictures and videos of […]

Shrewsbury: Now we are ten

This year’s Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival is the tenth one. Appropriately, in this significant year, the theme will be “Time”. The exhibitions start just under a month from now, on 22 March, and the main weekend of events is 19-21 April. But before it all gets going, we thought we’d mark the occasion with a brief […]

The Big Draw: who’s drawing?

Here’s the full list of cartoonist combatants in the Battle of the Cartoonists at this weekend’s Big Draw, Big Make launch event. Compere Libby Purves of the oh-so-neutral Times newspaper will be keeping order. In a brief spot of self-congratulatory parping from our resident Foghorn, Procartoonists.org has members in all seven of the teams. Big Girls Drawers Chichi Parish […]

Let’s work together at the Big Draw

Cartoon workshops will be held throughout the Big Draw, Big Make event this Sunday (September 30) at the V&A in London. They will take place in the Raphael Room, the same venue as the Battle of the Cartoonists, and are being run by Procartoonists.org members. Running times are: 11am-12.30pm Robert Duncan; 12.30pm-2pm Tim Harries; 2pm-3.30pm Wilbur […]

A taste of cartoon festival fun

Filmed at the 2011 Shewsbury Cartoon Festival, this is a three-minute montage of what you can expect at this years event, from today until Sunday: live caricaturing, Big Board cartoons, exhibitions, Humurals, workshops, cartoon talks, a caption competition,  a live Melodrawma and, yes, more! Click those links to see more of our coverage of Shrewsburys past. […]

Taking cartoons to the people

Cartoon Classroom, the project set up by comics artist David Lloyd, cartoon historian Paul Gravett and teacher Steve Marchant to take cartooning into schools, has seen a rise in the number of teachers and schools registering to use its services, following a letter to The Teacher magazine. However, they are always keen to take on […]