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Galway Cartoon Festival makes its bow

Tue, Oct 17, 2017

A NEW entry into the city’s crowded calendar of festivals is the Galway Cartoon Festival, which arrives next week and runs from October 21 to 30, with the aim of celebrating and showcasing drawings which make us laugh and make us think.

The festival will bring great cartooning from around the world for people here to appreciate and enjoy, and according to the organisers, cartooning is the one major artform we do not celebrate in Galway and they believe it is "high time for that to change".

The core of the festival will be two exhibitions of by some of the leading practitioners in Ireland, Europe and the USA. Featured artists include Martyn Turner of The Irish Times; Martin Rowson of The Guardian; the inimitable Tom Mathews; Graeme Keyes of The Phoenix; Tom Tomorrow, creator of comic strip This Modern World; and local cartoonists Allan Cavanagh and Richard Chapman (Sergei) - one of whose works is depicted below. Cyprus, Latvia, Turkey, Portugal, Slovakia, Belgium, Germany and Malta will be among the many other countries represented.


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