Friday, June 27, 2008

Cartoonfestival Knokke-Heist forever

I started collecting cartoon books in 1980. My first catalogue was the Knokke-Heist Cartoonfestival catalogue of 1980. This weekend was the opening weekend of the annual exhibition (June 22 - Sept.28-2008).

Collectors' Item: the first catalogue (1962-1963)

Since the beginning there was a catalogue. First it was UNICEF, later, since 1967, Davidsfonds released its "Kartoenboek", later named "cartoonbook" and "Cartoons".
The International Cartoonfestival Knokke-Heist has a long history. In 1962, the commune Heist organised the first "Salon van de humor" (Salon of humour). From 1964, the an annual festival, is organised in Knokke. The Cartoonfestival became known in more than 60 countries and every year more than 800 cartoonists send over 4,000 cartoons for the annual contest. It's one of the top cartoon events in the world.

I brought together for you all the catalogues since the beginning. A small history of the Knokke-Heist catalogues...
click here...

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