Just Days To Go!

Deadline: Sunday July 31

Don’t think about it too much, just send us something. We’ve had submissions from over 100 cartoonists so far, so it’s going to be a party.

  • Entries should be emailed to info@galwaycartoons.eu as 300dpi jpegs.
  • People have asked is there any limit to the number of entries you can send. The answer is no (just please be reasonable!)
  • All entries we select will be printed and exhibited in venues around Galway, from September 30 to October 9 2022.

Additionally, these selected entries will appear in an online brochure and gallery of the 2022 festival.

If you submitted your work more than a week ago and have still not received an acknowledgement, please get in touch and we’ll check that it reached us.

Table Quiz!

Help us fund the Galway Cartoon Festival and have fun while you’re at it. The Dew Drop Inn, Wednesday 20th July, 8pm. Prizes, raffles, bar, laughs. Just €40 for a table of four.

Festival Submissions Are Open!

Deadline: July 31st 2022

Poster by Jon Berkeley

The Galway Cartoon Festival is now inviting cartoon entries for our international exhibition 2022.

Our Theme: “Drawing The Line”

This is where we draw a line under the events of the last few years – or so we hope.

How do you, a cartoonist, make sense of it all? What needs to be said? What needs to stop right now, and what needs to start? What has made you laugh or cry – or laugh and cry?

Get it out of your system. Draw the line!

Teja Fischer, Germany


  • Entries should be emailed to info@galwaycartoons.eu as 300dpi jpegs.
  • Selected entries will be printed and exhibited in venues around Galway September 30 – October 9 2022.
  • Closing date for entries is 31 July 2022.
  • (We will not be accepting submissions of original works or limited-edition prints this year, except by prior arrangement with the artist.)

Terms and Conditions

Selected cartoons will be printed and framed by the Galway Cartoon Festival and offered for sale. Galway Cartoon Festival is a voluntary organisation promoting the art of cartoon and any sales will be put into meeting the costs of running this year’s festival or put into the budget for next year’s festival.

Submitted cartoons may also be used in publicity materials for the festival, where they will be credited to the artist.

Irish Language

Galway Cartoon Festival welcomes cartoons in any language and none, but we are particularly keen to get cartoons and comics in the Irish language for our “Tarraing é i nGaeilge” exhibition – the only national annual show of cartoons in Irish.

Works selected for Tarraing é i nGaeilge will be exhibited both in Galway City and on Inis Óirr in the Aran Islands.

Other Events

Alongside these open exhibitions, we have a fine bunch of other cartoon shows and events in the pipeline too. Stick around for further details – or just join the mailing list – and save the first week of October for a visit to Galway.

September 30th – October 9th 2022!

Yes, it’s coming round again already

We’re excited to announce that the dates for this year’s Cartoon Festival have been set for the first week of October.

Cartoon, Richard Chapman (Ireland): "Telework". Two adults are trying to have a Zoom meeting, while the children sitting on their laps are waving to each other. One adult says "Ok, we have a deal - My people will talk to your people."

After struggling against the odds over the last couple of years, we’re hoping to really spread out again with this one. Thanks for all your support during the hard times!