Wednesday, 15 October 2014

2014 Saint Just le Martel Cartoon Festival: Part 4

If you have missed Part 1, it is here:

Part 2 is here:

Part 3 is here:

This is Part 4: This time, the photos are taken by my wife and posted here with her kind permission...

Part of the "Australian Exhibition" (below as well)

The entrance of the Permanent Exhibition Hall

Official opening by the local politicians

Wiaz winning the "Humour Tendre" prize for his work and especially his series of latest books for kids:

My daughter (and son off camera) giving visitors little "Australian-branded" presents (key-rings and fridge-magnets featuring Australian animals, street signs, etc...) on behalf of the Australian Cartoonists' Association. People really liked that. By the end of the day, both my kids were well known around the room!

The Australian contingent ready to pose for a photo to be shown the next day in the local newspaper:
Le Populaire du Centre (Limoges)
Left-to-right: Ward O'Neill, Peter Sheehan, Judy Horacek, Hagen and
hiding behind the photographer, Eric Lobbecke

Hagen hard at work

Yes, you see it right, the roundabout at Saint Just le Martel boasts giant colour pencils!

Unfortunately, the local priest died recently. He was a strong supporter of the Festival and a plaque was unveiled during the week to honour him...

Hagen and Judy Horacek drawing for the public

Hagen and Eric Lobbecke drawing for the public

Accepting the "2014 International Press Prize" of the Saint Just le Martel Cartoon Festival
on behalf of the Australian Cartoonists' Association

The "Australian pic-nic" at the "Parc Zoologique du Reynou" near Limoges

Here comes "Justine", the mascot of the Festival. The story goes that Justine has been the mascot for years and has traveled far and wide around France to advertise the Festival. Going as far as taking the Paris Metro and climbing to the top of the Eiffel Tower. Now, it's not something you would see every day!

Winner of the "Humour Vache" prize

If I recall, I did a tiger for this little customer, as per his request...

Ward O'Neill hard at work

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