Monday, April 20, 2009

Eurokartoonale Kruishoutem 2009 - Sand Pebble and Gravel

This cartoon, for the cover of the 2009 catalogue,
is by Norbert van Yperzeele.
It's a cartoon drawn on sand paper.
A very good finding and creative idea.

This is the introduction to the catalogue by ECC president Rudy Gheysens:

"The Euro-kartoenale celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. It seems like it was only yesterday that the first cartoon contest ("Chicken and Egg”) was held for Belgian cartoonists in the rural town of Kruishoutem.
Since 1979 the Euro-kartoenale has evolved hugely such that, after 30 years, I dare to say, without blushing, that we belong to the best in the world.
The cartoon itself has also evolved. In the seventies and eighties, this cartoon book still was dominated by black and white drawings, created with only a few pen strokes.
In recent years we have seen the cartoons develop into colorful, detailed pieces of art.
However the fundamental nature of the cartoon has remained: transfer a message, denounce something and make the viewer smile or grin.

Signed by prize winners
Ross Thomsom (UK) and Norbert van Yperseele (B)

This year 590 participants from 70 countries were inspired by the theme ‘sand, pebble and gravel.’ Although this imposed subject proved to be difficult for many cartoonists, the selection of cartoons is of stunning quality. The jury chose 200 works for the exhibition and in this catalog you will be delighted by a hundred of the best of them.
Have fun! Enjoy looking!"

Prize award ceremony

cartoonists Norbert van Yperzeele , Stefaan Provyn
and Ludo Goderis (jury) in action

Read more:
Cartoonbook file

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