A number of British cartoonists’ work features in a “Sweet Europe“, on this week in the Syntagma Metro Exhibition Center in Athens, the second cartoon exhibition of its kind organised by the Greek Cartoonists Association.
“Sweet Europe” features 150 cartoons by 29 Greek and 28 British cartoonists, selected in partnership with Procartoonists Pco, the work selected from some of Europe’s the most prominent newspapers, chosen for their humour and thought-provoking work.
“I was thrilled to find out that there’s even a cut-out of one of mine,” says Steve. “I’ve always wanted to be a cut-out…”
Greek cartoonists have been on hand through the week to guide visitors around the exhibition. The GCA hope to make this exhibition an annual event.
Over on Think-Feel-Discover, Chrysanthi Kosmatou reports the inclusion of British cartoonists is hopefully just the start of a long series of collaborative exhibitions aimed at both introducing the diverse European cartoon scene to Greece and showcasing the local cartoon scene abroad.
Yes, despite Brexit.
All images via the Sweet Europe Facebook Page and © respective creators
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. 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 “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.