Welcome to the Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival Website!

Events for the 2020 Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival are being finalised! Please check back for updates and announcements.

Dates in 2020

15th – 26th April – Cartoon Exhibition on the theme of Vision and Noel Ford retrospective exhibition. Cartoons for sale. Venue – Bear Steps Gallery. Open daily 10am to 4pm. Admission free.

24th April: Ralph Steadman Night. Live link up and conversation with Ralph Steadman followed by film ‘For No Good Reason’ (15) in which Ralph discusses his career with Johnny Depp, featuring interviews with Terry Gilliam and Richard E. Grant plus archive interviews with Hunter S. Thompson. Hosted by the film’s director and producer Charlie and Lucy Paul. 7.30pm. Tickets £12. Venue to be confirmed.

25th April: Cartooning Live! Meet cartoonists and caricaturists at the Darwin Shopping Centre in Pride Hill. Open 10am to 4pm. Admission free. Watch cartooning on the big boards. Books for sale.

25th April: Cartoon Workshops at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery at 10.30am, 12.00  noon and 1.30pm. Details to follow.

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Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival brings a small army of professional cartoonists from all over the UK and overseas to draw for the public. The event draws a huge audience every year with live drawing of giant cartoons as its centrepiece, alongside live caricaturing by some of the UK’s top professionals. There are also cartoon workshops for aspiring cartoonists and exhibitions of themed cartoons. All this brings people to the town from near and far.

The festival presents a unique opportunity for the public see cartoonists at work, meet them in person and learn some tricks of the trade. It’s a brilliant day of cartoon fun!

 

 

11 Responses to Welcome to the Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival Website!

  1. It´s such a shame I´m now living in Argentina, so I would have to swim through the Atlantic to get to Shrewsbury, the nice city where pubs close at 11pm!! Anyway, I miss you, dears!!

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  2. Bill says:

    Well even as we mop up the gravy from 2017 & our travelling fast drawn food & ink kiosk we gird our aprons for the year ahead.
    2018’s events will mark our 15th year of this wholesome silliness.
    Themes are yet to be decided.
    Cartoonists are reserving the date:
    April 21st 2018

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  3. Raph says:

    What other activities are you featuring at the festival ?

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    • Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival says:

      Hello Raph,
      Announcement of the full schedule is imminent! We have a number of workshops (caricature, action cartoons, animation, and paper aeroplanes), a cartoonists panel discussion on Friday the 20th, as well as the regular favourites (big boards, live caricatures, etc) on the Saturday.
      We hope to see you there!

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      • chuks Raphael okafor says:

        Noted. Thanks so much. On Feb 24, 2018 6:53 PM, “The Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival” wrote:

        > Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival commented: “Hello Raph, Announcement of the > full schedule is imminent! We have a number of workshops (caricature, > action cartoons, animation, and paper aeroplanes), a cartoonists panel > discussion on Friday the 20th, as well as the regular favourites (big > boards, liv” >

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  4. Carol davies says:

    Hello , is it possible to submit cartoons for the exhibitions please ? Love carol

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    • Marlene Pohle says:

      Hi dear colleagues,

      here I send you some cartoons about animals, as you asked me if I could collaborate with some works. It would be fine if you tell me, you have well received the mail and the cartoons.

      Hope you enjoy the festival, it was very nice some years ago!!!

      Best regards,

      Marlene Pohle marlenepohle2@gmail.com Mobile: +54 9 341 2150248

      > El 27/2/2019, a las 11:29, The Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival escribió: > >

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  5. Marlene Pohle says:

    Hi Carol, yes, I could send cartoons. Do you have a special theme?

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  6. Owlbear heart says:

    L’auca del Fouke le fitz waryn”
    Work with cartoonist Graham Higgins to create a Catalonian-style comic strip with verses from Michael Rosen’s poem about the real Robin Hood who hailed from Shropshire’s Whittington Castle.

    When an where is this please?

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