Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival photo album

The ‘Plan B’ Shrewsbury Square. Photo © Tat Effby. Glenn Marshall & Jonathan Cusick write: With Storm Hannah due to roll in threatening rain and high winds the marquee company wouldn’t put up the festival’s gazebo roofing. Fear of airborne ‘para-boarding’ cartoonists made the festival organisers hastily arrange a Plan B for Saturday, which involved […]

Feeling the heat at yet another sunny Herne Bay Cartoon Festival

You might argue that in this record summer the sun was always going to shine on the 2018 Herne Bay Cartoon Festival. But at the time of writing it is chucking it down with rain, so the festival still seems to be somewhat blessed. Perhaps the gods of weather are all fans of funny and clever […]

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 […]

Herne Bay Cartoon Festival 2017:<br>The End of the Pier Show

The Herne Bay Cartoon Festival main event was held on the Pier for the first time on Sunday, after four years at the Bandstand. It proved a perfect fit for a live cartooning event. The sun shone and a good time was had by all. Photos © Kasia Kowalska unless otherwise stated The cartoonists who took part […]

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 […]

Roger and out: Chairman steps down

Roger Penwill reflects on more than a decade as chairman of the Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival as he hands over the reins: I first approached the town of Shrewsbury with the idea of staging an annual cartoon festival in 2002. Back then very few people knew what a cartoon festival was, including the local council. The […]

Success for Shrewsbury festival

The Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival, which took place at the weekend, drew huge crowds and was deemed a success by all involved. And it has already been given a major boost for next year. The Shropshire Star reports that the festival has just won a £2,000 grant for next year’s event. Every penny will count as […]

Festival details released

The Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival takes place next month and more details of the events have been released.  These include the title of the music-themed exhibition: With a Song in My Art – we are featuring cartoons submitted for the exhibition – and details on the live drawing events and workshops on creating strips,  mini-comics and, er, farting […]

Cartoonists? We’ve got ’em

This blog, we hope you know by now, is run by Procartoonists.org, which is home to the UK’s finest professional cartoonists. We’re happy to announce that several leading names in the cartooning business have decided to join Procartoonists.org recently, including the Private Eye regular RGJ, aka Richard Jolley. He has uploaded a biography and some images […]