Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival 2018

Festival poster illustration © Wilbur Dawbarn It’s only a few weeks now until the transport-themed Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival alights and this year it really is international with cartoonists shipped over from Belgium, Germany, Australia, the USA and Ireland. Drawing in the crowds at last year’s festival. The main event is the popular live drawing […]

Flying to Shrewsbury 2012

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. –>Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival starts on 5th April, opening of with ‘Flights of Fancy’. The weekend for ‘Cartoonists […]

Reader’s Digest, digested

A new addition to this years recent Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival was the presence of a team from the magazine Reader’s Digest. From a stall in the town’s Square, the focus of many of the festival’s activities, the Reader’s Digest team engaged members of the public to try their hand at a popular Digest competition, Beat […]

Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival 2011

Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival kicks off tonight with a drop-in cartoon workshop at the Bear Steps Gallery at 4.30pm, and a talk by Dr Nick Hiley from the British Cartoon Archive on the cartoons of Carl Giles at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery at 7pm, tickets £5. In the meantime, the exhibition Personal Bests opened […]

Shrewsbury Cartoon 2011 – Who’s going?

Bloghorn can announce the full line up of attending Cartoonists for the 2011 Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival. More than 40 of the finest cartoonists from the UK are this year joined by Graeme Keyes, Tom Matthews, Jim Cogan, Tom Halliday and Jon Berkeley our guests from Ireland. Three cartoon exhibitions – Joking for Gold by Giles […]

Cartoonists at large

One of Bloghorn’s regular contributors, Royston Robertson has a cartoon in a rather unusual exhibition. The Great Wall of Ramsgate is a 1000ft-long temporary wall that’s been erected around the site of an old amusement park during redevelopment. In an effort to brighten it up a bit, local artists, photographers and cartoonists have been invited […]

Cartoon secrets revealed

News reaches Bloghorn of a couple of British cartoonists revealing the tricks of the trade. Firstly there’s The Times‘ Peter Brookes explaining how he’ll be caricaturing the party leaders in the upcoming General Election. On drawing the current Prime Minister: With Gordon Brown I’ll start with the hair, increasingly grey and much more coiffured these […]