Herne Bay Cartoon Festival 2022 – Pier Review

Photo by © Kasia Kowalska Glenn Marshall writes: Welcome to the Herne Bay Cartoon Festival 2022 photo gallery. We’re indebted to photographer Kasia Kowalska for capturing the live drawing event on the pier and many thanks also for the added contributions from other snappers. Photo by © Kasia Kowalska Boris Johnson joined us from one […]

Herne Bay Cartoon Festival 2022 line up

Royston Robertson writes: The Herne Bay Cartoon Festival is under way and is promising the usual fun in the sun with plenty of laughs for its ninth event. Some of the walls at the Beach creative exhibition. This year’s theme is “Crossing the Line” and an exhibition with that title is now on at Beach […]

Herne Bay Cartoon Festival Sets Sail Again

Herne Bay Cartoon Festival is back this year. We weren’t able to gather in 2020 for obvious reasons, and when we meet again this summer we will sadly be missing some friends including festival co-organiser Steve Coombes who passed away last December. His tireless enthusiasm and joi de vivre will be missed so much at the […]

Oh We Did Like To Be Beside The Seaside!

In the ‘old normal’ this weekend would have seen cartoonists flocking like seagulls to the wonderful Herne Bay Cartoon Festival. With this year’s event c19ncelled here’s a trip down memory lane with the fabulous posters from previous years and links to the festival holiday snaps. 2013 Poster by © Hunt Emerson The Herne Bay event started […]

Herne Bay Cartoon Festival 2019 – Bumper bonus photo album!

The traditional festival team photo at the start of the day. Last Sunday saw the annual live drawing event on the Herne Bay pier as part of the Cartoon Festival which this year was themed around the anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Our chief PCO paparazzo Kasia Kowalska was dispatched to record that […]

Herne Bay Cartoon Festival 2019 launch countdown

This year’s poster was created for the festival by © Marf. Sue Austen (Festival Organiser) writes: The Herne Bay Cartoon Festival has landed for another year. This is the seventh consecutive festival in the lovely Kent seaside town. The theme for this year is Fly Me to the Moon referencing the fiftieth anniversary of the […]

Contains Male Nudity

  An exhibition where the nudes splayed on the gallery walls are male for a change! Cartoon by © Jeremy Banx The show is made up of art and cartoons. For the most part it’s figure painting, sculpture and drawings, but as in previous years’ exhibitions there will be a room given over to theme-related […]

Video: Cartoonists in Herne Bay

This short video covering the exhibition and live cartooning in Herne Bay last month has been posted online by David Good Videos. Former PCO chairman Nathan Ariss is our host, taking us through the background to the event and the live drawing that took place. Sue Austen of Beach Creative in Herne Bay and cartoonist […]

A surreally great weekend

Cartoonists Beside the Surrealside in Herne Bay at the weekend was a scorching success. Here’s co-organiser Nathan Ariss with his post-event analysis: I have only just recently discovered the true meaning of some of those well-worn platitudes, such as “Build it and they will come” and “We really couldn’t have done it without you” etc. […]