Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Address:    SKC Happy Gallery
                   SALON STRIPA
                   Kralja Milana 48
                 11 000 Belgrade
Propositions and rules:  
  • Participants are not age-limited
  • HIGH QUALITY COPIES ONLY, up to 4 pages, will be accepted. Works have to be sent via post office (e-mails excluded). Along with their work, participants are also required to send a filled APPLICATION FORM for the 10th International Comics Festival Contest which can be downloaded from
  • Required language: English
  • Theme, style, technique and genre are free-choice
  • Page numbers should be written on the back of each page
(incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration)

  • Submitted works will be reviewed by the jury and selected works will be shown at the Festival exhibition.        
Awards & Prizes:            

  • Grand prix of the Festival (includes 1000 €)
  • Awards for the best traditional style comic, the best alternative comic, the best script and the best graphics
  • Special jury award for inventiveness 
  • Awards in the category up to 15 years of age: Young Lion special award (the best entry in the category), Special jury award for the best idea, Special jury award for maturity and imagination
  • Special jury award for the youngest contestant 
  • Sponsors’ prizes
Additional information:           

Monday, May 21, 2012

Ironic Cartoon Competition «The Famous Grouse» 2012, Russia

In 2001 scotch whisky brand The Famous Grouse got acquainted with Cartoonists’ Guild of Media Union of Russia and participated in opening of International exhibition “Gagarin’s Smile”. We had a chance to appreciate the talent, creative approach and humor of Russian cartoonists and their foreign colleagues.
It is a well-known fact that Scots possess the wonderful gift of humor and self-irony, so the decision to carry out the brand own competition happened to be quite evident. Well, The Famous Grouse announced launching International Competition of Ironic Cartoon.
Topics of the competition:
•Birds – and the most famous of them, the Grouse
•Alcohol drinks – and the most popular of them, Scotch
•Famous countries – and the most famous of them, Scotland
Rules for participation:
The competition is open for professionals and amateurs on all continents. Each participant can present to the jury up to three works on each topic.
At least one work in each topic should be devoted to the Grouse, to scotch or to Scotland relatively. Combining several topics in one cartoon is an asset.
No limits are set on choosing the color of the style of work.
To become participant of the competition one should register on and download one’s works on one’s page (unlimited number of works). After that one should add the work to The Famous Grouse ironic cartoon competition by ticking the box next to the work. All additional information on the competition will be available on the page of this competition on . By adding the work to the competition the participant confirms transferring all financial rights on utilization of the work in POSM and printed production, in Internet placement and any other utilization to the organizers of competition. Works submitted for competition and chosen for the exhibition can be used in decorating the events organized by The Famous Grouse brand.
The works will be accepted from April 5, 2012. The deadline for sending the works is June 17, 2012. The required size of works is A4 format (297x210 mm) 300 dpi, RGB, JPG, the highest quality possible.
International jury of the competition:
Victor Bogorad, artist (Russia)
Anatoly Vasserman, journalist and public character (Ukraine)
Bairam Gadzhiadze, artist, President of Cartoonists’ Union of Azerbaijan
Svetlana Kruglova, fine art expert, Director of Surgut Arts Museum, organizer and the head of “Karikaturum” biennale (Russia)
Nurali Latypov, writer, member of “What? Where? When?” Club. The winner of the Club’s first prize “Chrystal Owl”
Andrei Ryzhov, artist, President of Cartoonists’ Guild of Media Union of Russia (Russia)
Andrei Feldstein, artist, founder and Director of International Forum Cartoonion (USA)
Tatiana Korneeva, Senior Brand Manager The Famous Grouse (Russia)
By the results of the jury’s work short list will be compiled of the works claiming for prizes. Short list will be announced on for open discussion not later than June 22.
The winners of the competition will be announced on July 5.
The exhibition of the festival works will take place in Moscow and in St.-Petersburg
Grand Prize of the festival – trip to Scotland for 2 for 5 days including visit to The Famous Grouse distillery
Special and personalized prizes from The Famous Grouse.
Organizers maintain the right to print the works, which will be exhibited, in the catalogue.
Source: .

Sunday, May 13, 2012


New Deadline:
May 15, 2012
(the post-mark will provide the proof)
Total Prizes:
2.500 €uro
Click to download the complete regulations and entry-form (pdf format)
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We encourage all the cartoonist artists and designers to express, in their mode of thought and technical congenial, investigating this theme controversial and fascinating, from the most intimate aspects to the wider dimension of life.
A thought about the slowness all round.

1. Authors may submit an unlimited number of works, Studio d'Arte Andromeda reserving the right to expose those which, in its sole discretion, considers most adherent to the theme.
2. Works must be the originals, can be realized with any technique and must adhere strictly to the theme.
3. Maximum size allowed: A3
The works must arrive at the
Studio d'Arte Andromeda
Via Malpaga 17
38100 Trento - Italy
before may 15th 2012 (new deadline!).
5. The date of inauguration will be notified in time to all partipants.
6. The works will be returned on demand.
7. The Organization Committee will keep the prize-winner and signal works.
8. The Studio reserves the right to print a catalogue with the most significant works and the right to use the same access of information, news and documentats about the exhibition. The catalogue will be delivered during the opening or sent on request with the works.
9. The Studio d'Arte Andromeda don't answer of possible damaged or missing works, but maximum care of the delivered works is assured.
10. The contest has the following prizes:
- 1st Prize: €uro 1.000
- 2nd Prize: €uro 700
- 3rd Prize: €uro 500
- Youth Prize (age 15-29 years old): €uro 300
- Audience Prize: Gift

The works should be sent to:
Via Malpaga 17
38100 TRENTO

Click to download the complete regulations and entry-form (pdf format)
For further information, visit our website or email us:
Segretery Festival

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

XIX Muestra Internacional de las Artes del Humor,

La Fundación General de la Universidad de Alcalá a través del Instituto Quevedo del humor convoca la XIX Muestra Internacional de las Artes del Humor, en torno al tema de la Crisis económica.
1.- La participación está abierta a profesionales del Humor Gráfico y la Caricatura que publiquen o hayan publicado en medios de difusión nacional o internacional.
2.- Para participar en la Muestra se deberá enviar una obra sobre el tema de la Crisis: Podrá ser una viñeta, una tira o una caricatura. Junto con la obra se remitirá, debidamente cumplimentada, la ficha que acompaña a estas bases. La organización se reserva el derecho de invitar a aquellos/as autores/as que estime conveniente.
3.- Las obras, que tienen que ser originales, deberán ir firmadas y fechadas; podrán estar realizadas
en cualquier técnica o soporte. En las efectuadas con ordenador, deberá enviarse una impresión firmada, y además remitirla en formato electrónico JPG o TIFF, y una resolución mínima de 300 ppp. El formato máximo será de 297 x 420 mm. (A3).
4.- Las obras deberán enviarse, convenientemente embaladas (la organización recomienda protegerlas
con dos cartones planos), no haciéndose responsable la organización de los posibles desperfectos ocasionados en el transporte. Los gastos de envío correrán a cargo de las personas que participen en esta convocatoria.
5.- Las obras deberán enviarse antes del 30 de junio del 2012 a la siguiente dirección:
Fundación General de la Universidad de Alcalá
XIX Muestra Internacional de las Artes del Humor.
C/ Nueva, 4.
28801 Alcalá de Henares. Madrid. (España).
Es indispensable atenerse a las fechas indicadas para la adecuada planificación del catálogo y del diseño de la exposición.
6.- Una selección de la obra presentada (que llevará a cabo la Comisión de Selección) se expondrá en la XIX Muestra Internacional de Humor Gráfico Universidad de Alcalá.
7.- Las obras presentadas pasarán a formar parte de los fondos de Humor Gráfico de la Fundación General de la Universidad de Alcalá (salvo indicación expresa en sentido contrario, para lo que habrá que escribir en el reverso de la obra la palabra "Devolución"), y podrán ser utilizadas en sus espacios, muestras itinerantes y publicaciones.
8.- El envío de la obra implica que la autora o el autor autoriza a la Fundación General de la Universidad de Alcalá su reproducción y difusión, siempre que figure su nombre y el objetivo sea la difusión de la Muestra y del resto de actividades de la Fundación en el campo del Humor Gráfico y/o de la convocatoria (edición de catálogos, carteles, trípticos, difusión en prensa, página Web, etc.), sin que se genere por ello obligación de ningún tipo ante la autora o el autor.
9.- La organización comunicará, a través de la página Web de la Muestra o mediante carta la relación de autores de los que se haya recibido obra y la lista de los seleccionados. A estos últimos, si desean asistir a la inauguración o a cualquiera de las actividades paralelas a la Muestra, se les informará de las condiciones de alojamiento y manutención.
10.- Una vez que la exposición haya concluido en Alcalá, los autores cuya obra se haya seleccionado, recibirán un ejemplar de la publicación, que se editará con motivo de la celebración de la Muestra.
11.- La organización se reserva el derecho de no exhibir aquellas obras que considere que atentan contra derechos individuales o colectivos.
12.- La participación en la Muestra supone la aceptación de estas bases.

Monday, May 07, 2012

7th International Cartoon Competition Grafikatur 2012, Germany

7th international cartoon competition GRAFIKATUR 2012
The town Lübben (Spreewald) announces the 7th international cartoon competition “GRAFIKATUR” on the topic “education”.
The submitted maximum three cartoons are not allowed to bigger than 297 x 420 mm, have to be without words and must be submitted as copy (They won’ t be send back).
The sender must be written down clearly on the back of each copy.
The cartoon should reach town administration until the 30th of June 2012:
Stadtverwaltung Lübben
Fachbereich II
Postfach 1551
D-15905 Lübben
Every participant who was judged with least one cartoon for the exhibition from 6th of November 2012 to the 10th of January 2013 will get a catalogue.
Regulation in languages: .

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Cartoon Africa International Biennial Festival/Contest in Lagos, Nigeria


Cartoon Africa International Biennial Festival/Contest in Lagos, Nigeria (CAIB Festival - Lagos 2012)
CAIB Festival was conceived by the African Press Cartoon Syndication Company (APCSC), in association with the Beautiful Feet International Art Center (BFIAC), and the FIC Development Advocacy Through Art (FICDATA), to become the Rallying Point for African Cartoonists and Comics Artists.
To be the catalyst for re-engineering Africa through Pictorial Communication: Cartoons, Comics, Satires and Graphic Humour, while Promoting, properly Showcasing and Rewarding Excellence in the African Cartooning/Comics Art Industry in the context of Achieving Innovative, Holistic and Sustainable Development, Productivity and developing a Great Moral Capital in Africa!
Be a Part of it!
The 1st Cartoon Africa Int’l Biennial Festival & ContestIntroduction:
Within the framework of the New Partnership for African Development (NEPAD), in line with the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and in the context of the UNESCO Social and Human Sciences Sector’s (SHS) call for 10 innovative ideas in favour of Africa’s development within the new decade, the African Press Cartoon Syndication Company (APCSC) has collaboratively initiated the “1st Cartoon Africa Int’l Biennial Festival/Contest” (CAIB) with the main theme:
The biennial festival/contest is a multi-purpose and all-inclusive novel platform that will provoke ideas on what could be the future frontiers of African cartoons, comics and graphic humour industry. It is also inspired to stir up and mobilize/generate creative and innovative ideas from participants/contestants, across the continent and beyond, in the form of “solution seeds” for technological innovations and social reengineering in the context of developing Africa holistically through Art and media in the next ten years.
The international biennial will be in TWO major parts:
Part 1: The Contest leading up to the festival, featuring the following Sub-themes:
(a) “
African Governments, Citizens and Fiscal Development: a 50:50 shared responsibility
” - The North African revolutions have set an agenda for the rest of Africa since the dawn of this decade: a demand for CHANGE. But who really are culpable for our political and socio-economic setbacks in this continent-African rulers or African citizens? Or both? And how really would moral capital development, fiscal productivity and tangible development be achieved and sustained in Africa?
(b) “
Violence Against Women
” (“The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world”) - how true in Africa, since gender-based violence and stereotyping and male chauvinism hold sway, and poverty is feminized in most parts of Africa? Alas! Not many people are even aware, educated, enlightened and/ or acting on the mandate of the AFRICAN UNION regarding the gender agenda in Africa. So, we are looking for witty, humorous and interesting comic stories, maximum 4-6 pages long, skillfully illustrated to humorously but decisively spread the awareness about one or more issues addressed in the “Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa”.
Click on“African Union Protocol”, to download this document and get a background knowledge, which you may need as a guide in creating your storylines, etc.
Celebrating African Heroes/Heroines past & present in caricatures and illustrations
- From the days of slave trade to the dawn of the new millennium, in Europe and America, and elsewhere in the world, some people paid heavily with sacrifices to ensure a better life for the black race on planet Earth. You, too, can immortalize some of these African heroes and heroines through dynamic and dramatic drawings/ illustrations, caricatures, graphic humour, paintings, etc.
My View of Africa
- Strictly for Non-African cartoonists and satirists. When you think of Africa, what comes to your mind? What is your candid perception of Africa or Africans today? Express it in graphic humour and satire!
(e) “
African Creativity
” (“If nobody has ever done it, go do it!”) - We are looking for new ideas within the prism of humour and innovation: conceptual drawings, illustrations, cartoons and/or comic strips, Prop Art, etc, imbuing a new technology breakthrough, new fashion concept, an architectural feat, an artistic or scientific discovery or displaying very novel architectural conception/ creative ingenuity, etc, with a good touch of Africa in design/conception, originating entirely from you and very capable of impacting positively on public life and improving living standards in Africa and the world, if properly researched into, developed upon and or invested in).
Free Style
- Here, you are at liberty to send in any work(s) on any theme/topic of your choice, but no obscenity or works showing lewdness allowed please. REMEMBER: we’re looking for fresh and creative thinking that adds value to life and builds moral capital!
Part 2: The Actual Festival
Featuring the prize presentations, exhibition of selected artworks from the contest; public presentation/launch of pilot edition of theMEWOR/MAVAW African regional gender advocacy comics series on the AU Protocol on women’s rights in Africa; the launch of the proposed multi-purpose “African Cartoon/Comics Museum & Research Center” building project by APCSC; the Cartoon congress and special honours/awards to seven old and deserving African press cartoonists, veterans/pioneers who have made great contributions to African press cartooning/comic art industry; the CAIB festival exhibition public votes, the cartoon/comics camp and educational training workshops for school children, females journalists and journalism students, other youths, etc.
The post-festival touring exhibitions; outreaches to/mobilization of new cartoon/comics clienteles, partners and sponsors; merchandise sales and other fund-raising activities to sustain the CAIB project and to support the less privileged and the disadvantaged in the society.
The Festival will bring together guest artists/cartoonists, comic artists, cartoon animators, multi-media and new media experts, graphic designers, painters, creative thinkers, etc, from across Africa and parts of the world to showcase their stuffs, exhibit/sell their ideas, works, publications, etc, as well as share knowledge, skills and experiences, build STRATEGIC links/networks and engage in artistic exchanges, creative and cultural tourism within and outside Abuja; and lots more that will add impudence to the CAIB festival.
Any professional African cartoonist or comic artist, foreign cartoonists, cartoon art publisher, author, etc, interested to be a guest artist/author/publisher, etc.,at the biennial festival can participate and exhibit their stuffs, without any fees. Contact the Curator of the CAIB festival 2012.The organizers have established that 20% of the proceeds from every CAIB festival and post-festival touring exhibitions, merchandise sales, and other fund-raiser initiatives for CAIB festivals/contests, would go to support the BEAUTIFUL FEET INTERNATIONAL (BFI) charity works in Nigeria.
Deadline: 22 October 2012
For more information, sponsorship or general enquiries on CAIB festival, please email:

Rules of the Third Biennial of HUMOR "LUIS D'Oliveira Guimarães" - Penela 2012

An Organization: City of Penela / Espinhal
A Production: Humorgrafe
Artistic Director: Osvaldo Sousa Macedo (humorgrafe.oms @

1 - Theme: THE LETTERS AND JOURNALISM (caricatures of writers, journalists, thinkers, or drawings of humor over the letters, alphabets, reading the press, freedom of press, disagreements spelling ...)
2 - Open to the participation of all graphic artists with humor, professional or amateur.
3 - Deadline: June 10, 2012 (must be sent to humorgrafe.oms @, or - If you do not receive confirmation of receipt, forward new SFF)
4 - Each artist can send via email in digital format (300 dpis A4) up to 5 original works, black and white (one color - not accepted drawings 2, 3 or 4 colors), open to all techniques and styles as a caricature, cartoon, gag cartoon, strip, plank bd (story in a single board) ... these should be accompanied with information of the name and address, e-mail, telephone and no taxpayer.
5 - Entries will be judged by a jury consisting of: a representative of the Municipality of Penela, a representative of the Parish of Spinal, a representative of the family Oliveira Guimarães, the Artistic Director of the Biennale, a representative of the sponsors, a representative local communication and the two guest artists, being awarded the following awards:
* 1st Prize BHLOG III-2012 (worth € 1,800)
* 2nd Prize BHLOG III-2012 (worth € 1,300)
* 3rd Prize of BHLOG III-2012 (worth € 800)
The jury may award up to five Special Awards honorific.
6 - The jury grants the right not to publish those works that do not meet the minimum quality required, making a selection of the best works to expose the available space.
7 - The organization shall inform all artists by email if you have been selected, and what the award-winning artists. The works awarded compensation, are automatically acquired by the organization. The originals of the winning entries must be delivered to the organization (the original work done on the computer is a high quality print on A4, hand signed and numbered 1/1), because without such delivery, the prize money will not be unlocked.
8 - Catalog will be published as well as any cards that are sent to all selected artists.
9 - Reproduction rights are owned by the organization as soon as this organization is to promote, and occasionally discussed with the authors, for other uses.
10 - For further information contact the Artistic Director: Osvaldo Sousa Macedo (humorgrafe.oms @ or III Biennial of Humor Luis d'Oliveira Guimarães, Sector of Culture, Municipality of Penela, Town Hall Square, 3230-253 Penela - Portugal.
11 - The Third Biennial of Humor Luis d'Oliveira Guimarães - Penela 2012, will be held 1-30 September in the Library of Penela, extending to Lisbon in October (Faculty of Letters of Lisbon) in November and the School Social Communication of Coimbra.