Drawing on a century of cartoons

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Drawing on a century of cartoons

To commemorate the centenary of Armistice Day in Europe on November 11, the Galway Cartoon Festival, which runs from November 10 to 17, is presenting a major international exhibition called A Peace to End All Peace, as well as a conference exploring the impact of cartoons during World War I in Europe.

Hosted by NUI Galway in collaboration with the French department and the Embassy of Belgium, the conference will feature Prof Grace Neville of UCC, recipient of the Legion of Honour, who will discuss the influence of press cartoons in Ireland after 1916.

Philip Dine of NUI Galway will explore the post-Armistice world order as portrayed in Herge’s famous Tintin adventures, while colleague Coralline Dupuy will focus on the politics of gender representation in French-speaking cartoons during World War I.

Work by more than 70 cartoonists from around the world will be shown in eight venues, and the festival also includes work by Jim Cogan, Tom Mathews and Tom Halliday of the Sunday Independent.

For more details, go to galwaycartoons.eu

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