What’s on in 2017

Now being finalised!

Events, workshops, and exhibitions are being finalised at the moment, as the cartoonists sharpen their wit along with their pencils. Please check back for updates to find out what’s on offer at the 14th festival.

Remember; the date for your diary is the 22nd April 2017.


Click on each topic below for details of last year’s events…

Big Board Cartooning!  Real live cartoonists doing real live cartooning…big

Alex Mathews Big Boarding

Alex Matthews colouring inside the lines


Live Caricaturing! Get yourself caricatured by a top caricaturist (and get it on a mug too!)

Caricaturists draw the crowds

Caricaturists draw the crowds


The Mug Machine! Have your caricature printed on a mug while you wait!


Cartoon Busking! Your chance to own some professional cartoon art!


Have a go yourself Cartooning! Compete with the pros!


The S-Mile Trail! Follow The Festival Trail around Shrewsbury, seek out the cartoons, enjoy coffee, and eat cake!


The Exhibitions! Browse works of cartoon art on the theme of “Luck”…maybe buy some!


The Tony Husband Talk: “Take Care Son” Award winning Private Eye cartoonist Tony Husband relates the story of his Dad’s Dementia.shrews-tonhusband3


The Cartoonists Rights Network International Talk by Terry Anderson


The Tim Harries Workshop! Join Top cartoonist Tim Harries as he shows you the secrets of… “How to Draw Comic Strips”shropshire-timcomic_workshop1 (small)


Release Your Inner Cartoonist with top cartoonist Harry Venning. A fun for everyone cartoon workshop extravaganza!big-draw-cartoon-and-art-family-day-10-october-2015


Joe Coulman and Hamish McKeown’s Plasticine workshop! Join ace animators Joe and Hamish as  they show you how to make your own plasticine cartoon characters!

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“Dead Wingers – The Unluckiest Birds”  A digital exhibition of the artwork from the quirky birdy book by acclaimed cartoonists Rupert Besley, John Roberts, Noel Ford, Cathy Simpson, Roger Penwill, and Bill Stott