Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival

Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival back in April

Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival

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.

• For more information visit: shrewsburycartoonfestival.wordpress.com or find the Festival on Facebook

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John Freeman

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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