Now coming up to its thirteenth year, the Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival is back on 16th April 2016 – an annual event at which a small army of professional cartoonists from all over the UK and overseas meets up to draw and paint cartoons and caricatures for the general public.
The event draws a huge audience every year with its centrepiece being the live drawing of about 15 enormous cartoons in Shrewsbury Town Square, along with live caricaturing by some of the UK’s top professionals.
There are also a number of cartoon workshops for aspiring cartoonists to take part in and exhibitions to look at.
Members of the public get to see cartoons being created live, and have the opportunity to chat to the cartoonists in person. It’s a brilliant day with loads of cartoonists being able to meet up as well as show off their skills to an admiring public.