Welcome to the Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival Website!

Details of the 2019 festival events will be announced in due course. Check back for updates or follow us on twitter!
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Plans are well underway for the 2019 festival! Until details are announced, take a look at what we offered in 2018. We had cartoons from America, Ireland, Belgium as well as the UK, various workshops, live drawing and a panel discussion.  Take a look at our video overview of  what went on in 2018:

Cartoon Exhibitions
2018 saw one of our broadest offerings of international work, with 4 exhibitions of cartoons from America, Ireland, Belgium as well as the UK.
Friday 20th April Panel Discussion
Radio Presenter Alex Lester hosted our panel discussion with four great cartoonists. We’re familiar with the cartoons in magazines, but who are the people behind them?
Cartoonists live in the square
Our main day of live cartooning on the 21st April featured our usual big board cartoons as well as our team of live caricaturists. There was a ‘Melodrawma’ performance at 3pm, other cartoon activities and live music.
2018 Workshops
We had budding cartoonists of all ages come and improve their cartooning skills at this year’s workshops!

You can drag/copy our map image below onto your device or desktop to zoom in and find what’s happening where in the town. Alternatively look out for copies of the leaflet around the town!

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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 in Shrewsbury Town Square 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;  including Leicester, Swindon, Chester, Wigan, Newark and even Taiwan!

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!

 

 

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5 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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