Shrewsbury gears up for magical cartoon mayhem!

The Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival 2010 takes place this coming weekend (22nd – 25th April) and this year’s theme is Magic, Myth and Mystery.
This wonderful Festival offers unique opportunities to see artists at work: 20 of them on huge boards in The Square during the weekend, others drawing caricatures and some running cartoon workshops for all ages. 
Highlights of the event include the Festival themed exhibition at Bear Steps Gallery featuring new cartoon originals, and prints, on the theme of Magic, Myth and Mystery. This is a selling exhibition and a great opportunity to buy work by some of the UK’s top cartoonists. 
2010 also sees exhibitions of Greek and Australian cartoons at Theatre Severn.
  • Click here for the full programme of events for 2010.
  • Click here to download the S-MILE Trail (PDF)
  • Click here to download the Cartoon Festival brochure (PDF)

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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