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Festival '22

Festival '22

It's 2022 and we are finally fully free to throw the festival we've been wanting to. We had shows, speakers, cinema and distilleries, Joyce and Jim Cogan, history and moonlight. And most of all, fantastic guest artists. It was quite a year! This...
Festival '21

Festival '21

Things are back to normal at least. Or are they...? In a year that was nearly impossible to plan for, we kept up the emphasis on events and activities that could be enjoyed online, including a great series of interviews with cartoonists from around...
Festival '20

Festival '20

2020 was of course the year when the Cartoon Festival was reduced to a single day! Immediately we'd opened, the word came to shut down again as the world went into isolation. The show though... Thanks to the resourcefulness of the team, we were...
Festival '19

Festival '19

For our third attempt we were all about science, and cooperated with the University of Galway to include a number of STEM-related events. We intended to make it the theme of an open exhibition, but the response from artists around the world was...
Festival '18

Festival '18

In 2017, Galway had its first international cartoon festival. In 2018 we're expanding greatly, to bring you a big selection of exhibitions, workshops and many other entertaining cartoon-related events. This year we focus on 11/11 - one hundred...

Festival ’17

The first, the original! See our first early scratchings towards a festival.

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