Big Cartoon Day
16 Sep 2016

Big Cartoon Day

A day of cartoon and comic-related fun including:

  • workshops
  • meet the artists
  • exhibition
  • caricatures
  • stalls
  • music to inspire you to draw!

Sunday 16 October is the public open air event ‘Big Cartoon Day’ on the Stade and in the Stade Hall from 11am–4pm. We are delighted to host the veteran French cartoonist, Robert Rousso and Breton illustrator Emmanuel Cerisier who has written a book about the Battle of Hastings. There will be a bevy of PCO members running workshops, caricaturing and drawing life-size cartoons on big boards including Denis Dowland, Dave BrownBill StottChristopher BurkeRoyston RobertsonCathy SimpsonNathan ArissAndrew BirchJeremy BanxRupert Besley, Chris Burke, Glenn MarshallThe Surreal McCoy and Clive Goddard.

Local cartoonists will be there on the day, including: Pete Donohue, Scott GarrettJulian HanshawJon HighamChristopher Hoggins, Robin Knowles, John KnowlesErica Smith and Andy Willard. Brighton-based comic artist Ottilie Hainsworth will also be attending.

At 3pm there will be a panel discussion upstairs in the East Hastings Sea Angling Association (EHSAA) club-house, followed by a wind down drink at 4pm.

But the day doesn’t end there – at 8pm there will be a screening of animated films by Ralph Bakshi and René Laloux at the Electric Palace Cinema. Robin Knowles, one of our workshop co-ordinators has chosen the films as part of his B-Movie Fan Club series.

Stade Hall is a fully accessible building with near-by parking for disabled vehicles available.

Address: Stade Hall, The Stade, Hastings, East Sussex TN34 3FJ

Public car parks are located near-by – or why not walk from home or the station? – get some exercise and keep your carbon footprint small!

Hastings Cartoon Festival Map