Cartoonists invade Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury will be invaded by all manner of cartoonists this coming weekend (18th – 20th April), intent on enjoying themselves to the maximum at the Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival. Guests include Guardian cartoonist Steve Bell, Steve Bright, David Fletcher (creator of ROK Comics “Crumb”, all the way from New Zealand), Ian Baker, Bill Stott, John Roberts, Roger Penwill and Andy Davey, with support from The Cartoon Club of Great Britain, the Professional Cartoonists Organisation and more.

“It’s the fifth of these annual events, and very popular among locals and visitors alike,” says Steve Bright. “The sun has never failed to shine (that’s the kiss of death now), and there are loads of events and exhibitions planned throughout the weekend.”

Steve will be found in the town square (weather permitting), drawing gigantic cartoons. There will also be cartoon workshops and clinics for the public to participate in, and a plethora of caricaturists drawing all-comers – absolutely free.

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