I’m headed out to a big Cartooning for Peace meeting in Caen, Normandy, France. Cartoon fans in France are in luck, here are the highlights.
On Sunday, April 15th there are general meetings and signing by the cartoonists in the Main Hall of the Memorial de Caen from 11:00am to 4:30pm. There are four impressive panels in the afternoon in Auditorium 296.
1:30pm-2:15pm, The Arab Spring with Dilem, Ferzat, Mykaia (from Tunis), Z, Bahgory and Elchicotriste. Looks like this will be in Arabic with translation into French.
2:15pm-3:00pm, Daily Local and Opinion Press with Chaunu, Boligan, Kap, Jim Morin (of the Miami Herald, who used to be on our site), Vadot, Zapiro and Rousso.
3:00pm-3:45pm, Internet, New Risks. with me, Damien Glez (the cartoonist from Burkina Faso and a longtime contributor to our site), Kianoush (my exiled cartoonist buddy from Iran), Z, and Ali Ferzat, the famed cartoonist from Syria who was beaten and had his hands broken by Bashar Assad’s thugs. I’m very interested to meet Ali Ferzat who is a hero for standing up to the Assad regime.
3:45pm-4:30pm Cartooning for Peace, Myth or Reality, with Plantu, Damien Glez, Michel Kichka, Izel, Vadot and Dilem.