Author Archives: Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival

Animation model making Workshop

Many of the activities in the square are focussed on the drawn end of cartoons; gags, jokes and caricatures, but the festival is not exclusively about cartooning with pen on paper. Every year we have a workshop for those interested … Continue reading

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CRNI talk by Terry Anderson

The Cartoon Rights Network International is a human rights organisation fighting for the protection of creative, personal and human freedoms of cartoonists around the world. Terry Anderson is a board member and broke away from his drawing duties in the … Continue reading

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2016 Live Caricaturists

Another of the main attractions on the live day of the Cartoon Festival is the Live Caricaturists, who are on hand ready to draw the public. It’s a unique opportunity for visitors to take home a personalised cartoon, so queues … Continue reading

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2016 Big Board Cartoonists

Continuing a show of the big board cartoonists, here are more photos of their cartoons on the 2016 theme of ‘Luck’. Can you see your favourite? All the Big Board cartoons are available to buy, if you have a favourite! … Continue reading

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Big Board Cartooning

One of the main attractions on the live day of the festival is the Big Board cartooning. As the name sugggests, these are large scale cartoons drawn live before the public. Here we see former festival Chairman Roger Penwill at … Continue reading

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Fringe event- Art Squad Anarchy

Local interest and engagement with the Cartoon Festival has now grown to a point where independent Fringe activities are offered. Pip Bayley ran ‘Art Squad Anarchy’, a relaxed evening of life drawing, cabaret and burlesque performance. Artists of all abilities … Continue reading

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Tony Husband Talk

The festival began proper on Friday evening with a talk held at the Lion Hotel by Private Eye regular Tony Husband. ‘Take Care, Son’ is a book he produced documenting his father Ron’s experience of Alzheimer’s disease. Tony spoke powerfully … Continue reading

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