Saturday, December 02, 2006

Make humor, not War :FECO, a Federation of Cartoonists Organisations who has members all over the world, is pleased to note the high degree of solidarity in which concerns the defence of freedom of expression by cartoonists. All cartoons we received are showed here. We are not censors and we do not want to do any kind of provocation to anyone. We make humour, not war."Sub comandante"Carlos BRITO"Comandante" Marlene POHLE>>>The Cartoons (249):>>>The Comics (2) :OF COURSE ALLAH & GOD HAS SENSE OF HUMORDiscrimination, or hurting on purpose others feelings, is NOT the same as provocation.A cartoonist may provoke, may ridiculise things, have to point out things, but not inflict deep wounds.Humor should always be the base and a way of communication.To communicate you need to understand each other's language!People in Great Britain seem to have a different sense of humor than people in Japan or Egypt. Cartoonists in Germany draw in a different way than cartoonists in Russia.Phases in life are cheerfully illustrated in the form of pleasant madness and disguised reality by cartoonists.Humor is of all times and all countries (we can never say certain people do not have any sense of humor). But then not everywhere do people laugh equally loud or so often. Sometimes one will appreciate the humor of a certain country more when one gets to know more about the specific cultural traditions of its people.As far as I know there has never been a cartoonist who killed other people with his pen!Freedom and understanding.?Drawing the world together? as FECO wants, hopes. Is that still possible?I am shocked by the reaction and violence in some countries. Based on non-communication and non-understanding (perhaps from both sides) There should not be both sides, just one side!I am pleased with the non-violent reaction of many Islamic leaders.I am pleased with the reaction of many FECO members of which some disagree and some agree about the cartoons made by our Danish colleagues. That?s freedom; to agree or disagree. It should NEVER be a reason to end friendship.We have to communicate, to respect other's opinion, to continue a dialogue, to make cartoons in freedom. NOT to create BLACK-lists with rules and names!If someone feels offended or discriminated against, there is always the possibility to go to the court. (that applies to many countries)Please let?s continue to communicate by making fun, by making jokes about each other without hurting ones feelings on purpose. Of course a cartoonists walks the line, is looking ?how far can I go?, has some form of self-censorship; but that?s freedom too.Be proud to be a cartoonist. However today it seems to be a dangerous professionDo not draw the world apart, but draw the world together!Peter NieuwendijkSecretary General FECOConfused about how to navigate this website? - take a tour of the siteSITE CONTENTSABOUT FECOAll you want to know about FECO - what it is, when it was founded, how to become a member and moreWORLDFECO organisations around the world - contact details of all the general and national officers of the constituent member-country FECO branches.NEWS and REVIEWSAn assortment of news items of interest to FECO cartoonists. Also reports from recent international cartoon exhibiitons together with a limited gallery of photo's from these events. Please send us any reports if you've been to visit an international exhibition or if you have any newsworthy items to publish.ARTISTSViews and interviews of leading cartoonists and humourists.MEMBERS' AREAThese password-protected pages contain up-to-the-minute news of current cartoon competitions around the world and other information exclusively for FECO members. At present, this information is presented in English, French, Spanish and German, although we hope to extend this to other languages in future. In response to its members, FECO has introduced its own rules rating system to rate the rules and regulations many and varied cartoon competitions from around the world, in order to make it easier for cartoonist-members to judge whether it would be interesting to enter any particular competition. If you're a cartoon competition organiser, or you're planning to organise one, then take a look at the criteria we use to assign a points rating to the rules of each competition. Even better, you can also consult the set of model cartoon competition regulations. If you'd like to know how many points your competition has been awarded by FECO or you would like to show previous winning entries of your competition to our cartoonist members on this site, please contact us. Remember that the higher points-rating your competition gets, the more likely it is that you'll receive high-quality entries from our members. However, you'll only be able to see the full competition listings if you're a FECO member. Any information regarding cartoon competitions should be sent to in the members' area is an almanac, showing a table of all the regular international cartoon competitions known to FECO, together with their deadlines. There are links to pages showing previous winning cartoons in these competitions, so you'll be able to see the sort of work which wins international prizes.An additional, new attraction in the members' area is access to back issues of FECO publications online, downloadable as .pdf filesLINKSLinks to the websites of national FECO branches, together with links to other cartoon organisations and to individual cartoonist members' websites.CONTACTContact FECOWEB - who to contact for more information on any of the above.

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Cartoons do not set fire on flags, do not threaten lives, do not kill people. The power of cartoons is that they constitute the culture of our everyday lives. It's time to use this power to bring cultures and civilizations closer.In this respect, the 1st International Cartoon Contest, organized by GREEKARTOON with the support and under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture, has as its theme: CARTOON BRIDGING CULTURESThe contest is open to all cartoonists worldwide.Deadline for entries is August 21st 2006.1st Prize : 8.000 euros and Trophy2nd Prize: 3.500 euros and Trophy3rd Prize: 2.000 euros and TrophyMORE>PRESS CONFERENCE FOR THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE 1ST INTERNATIONAL CARTOON CONTEST BY THE MINISTER OF CULTURE GEORGE VOULGARAKIS AND THE SECRETARY GENERAL CHRISTOS ZAHOPOULOSDuring the PRESS CONFERENCE Mr. Voulgarakis stated that:"On a world scale, this is the first time that such a considerable international committee, consisted of representatives from the biggest three Internet cartoon sites, is cooperating on the occasion of an exhibition.We are convinced that Art and Culture, constitute the counterbalance to any bigotry and intolerance, and the most effective tools, through which bridges of communication and mutual understanding could be constructed, not only between the artists, but in relation to their, incidentally, international public.Cartoon is a political skill and craft, and in this manner, it is a barometer of political life and of democracy itself.The Ministry of Culture is aiming in using the communicational bridge of cartoon in an attempt to tackle with matters of world importance."

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5th Tabriz International cartoon Festival
5th Tabriz International cartoon FestivalCollection of Received Cartoonsl with objective of prevention from social harms and adiction will dispose. This festival, that will dispose by effords and supports of Behzisti organization of east Azarbaijan province, invites all of the artists to take part in this festival and share their atitudes and compete with eachother. we must mention that participate in this festival that has an important Objective is a positive and benevolent act.General Information :- Primary field of festival is Cartoon- Secondary fields are Painting, Photography and Animation- Maximum number of works that can be send is 3- Maximum size of works is A4. Works should be in JPEG format and do not exceed 1 Mb.- Artists must fill up the Participation Form- Artists can send their works by E-Mail- Works will not be sended back- A collection of sended works will be sendto all of the participants- Deadline for entries is 2006/ 7/ 1- Theme: Social harmsPrize:Fist prize: Gold MedalSecond prize: Silver medalthird prize: Bronze medalAnd Honour prize to 10 selected worksE-mail: Rahim@tabrizcartoons.comAddress: 29 Bahman BLV. Tabriz Culture and art center third floorRegulations & Form BrochureWeekly Notes June 15, 2006Total number of countries participated in our contest "Social Harms" reached 30. We still wait to receive your beautiful cartoons. I will tell you about the exhibition and jury members. This week, we will have the third election of Tabriz Cartoon Association in Tabriz and if I am elected and voted as the head of association, I will continue writing Weekly Notes. After 5 years, this is the third election in which 150 members will take part. In previous 2 elections, I have been the head, otherwise I will leave it. I received 3 catalogues from Belgium, Spain, and Poland which I introduced them in my personal website. I also will talk about a Romanian magazine.Irancartoon has held a new cartoon contest, "Occupation" which I advise you to participate. By the way, Masoud Shojai gives stars to cartoon contests and our contest has got 4 stars. Irancartoon magazine is also published! Mana Neyestani, the drawer of the cartoon about Turks and Azeris, is still imprisoned. During last week, new contests announced their regulations.Till next week,Rahim - IRAN

Dear Colleagues and Friends,With this message we would like to bring to your attention the creation of the GREEKARTOON. Most of all we would kindly asking you to note the ongoing “1st International Cartoon Contest” entitled “CARTOON BRIDGING CULTURES” organized by GREEKARTOON under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture.More information and details on the contest could be obtained in or www.greekartoon.comPlease, be also advised that GREEKARTOON in order to promote its founding principles and facilitate cartoon production and collaboration considers soon forming an appropriate section in its website. All those interested likewise may inform accordingly GREEKARTOON about exchanging links.Best Regards,GREEKARTOON.

International Cartoon Festival of Iran
International Cartoon Festival-OccupationTheme: OccupationDeadline: September 2,2006The competition will be opened and free for all of the professionals and amateurs, for affirmed and unknown authors from 7 to 99 years of age.Works can be sent by E-mail to: with author’s short biography, Name, Address, Telephone, Email & Photo. Works should be 1000 pixel ,Jpg format and 100 dpi .The catalogue of the festival will be dedicated to those artists whose works showcased in the exhibition.The best works will be submitted at of declaring the results: September 21 – September 28Prizes: First prize:1000 US $Second prize:700 US $Third Prize:500 US $Address of the festival secretariat:2nd fi.No4m Mir – Emad st., Shahid motahhari Av. Tehran. Iran.Tel: (+9821) 88506008 Fax: 88759600Massoud Shojai TabatabaiDirector of Irancartoon web siteManager of The Iranian House of Cartoon


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