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Serg (Richard Chapman) is an internationally-known cartoonist from Galway. His work appears in leading magazines in Ireland, the UK, and elsewhere. He also writes and designs.

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!

Watch This Space!

There will be a festival this year!

One way or another, by hook or by crook, Galway Cartoon Festival 2020 will go ahead.

Come back for more details soon, or follow our feeds on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

It’s Not Over!

A lovely science gag by Jonesy, courtesy of Private Eye

We’re extending some of our exhibitions until further notice.

  • Science – Arts Millennium Building, NUI Galway (1)
  • TwistedDoodles – Arts Millennium Building, NUI Galway (1)
  • General Mayhem – Town Hall Theatre (2)
  • John Arden – Black Gate Cultural Centre (3)

Festival Events 2019

Look at all we’ve got for you! Solo shows by Ireland’s best-known cartoonist and by one of our newest talents. A display of the finest cartoons from all around the world, another of cartoons in Irish, and no less then three different shows where cartoons meet science. We also have a panel discussion, a book launch, drawing sessions and more.


Prog­ramme Launch!

Black Gate Cultural Centre

7.00pm on Monday 7th October

  • Introduction by James C. Harrold.
  • Auction of cartoon originals and prints.
  • Spot prizes and raffle!

Auction Catalogue

1 Jim Cogan Populism Original Drawing €200
2 Igor Smirnov Arms Industry Print None
3 Russel Herneman Trigger Warning Original Drawing €150
4 Clyde Delaney Pope / Leo Original Drawing, Hand-made Frame €280
5 Jim Cogan GAA Original Drawing €200
6 Dean Patterson Vet Signed Print €125
7 Eoin Kelleher Data Protection Original Drawing €150
8 Jim Cogan Lions Original Drawing €200
9 Donal Casey 1916 Print None
10 Damir Novak Escalation Print None
11 Liza Donnelly Peace Channel Print None
12 Florian Doru Crihana Spanish Arch 1918 Original Painting €200
13 Nani Tank Print None
14 Crisan and Petry Death Print None
15 Jia RuiJun Bomb Print None
16 Til Mette Magic Bullet Print None
17 Miriam Würster Say Peace Print None
18 The Surreal McCoy Riot Print None
19 Dean Patterson Men At Work Signed Print €125
20 Dean Patterson Hitler in Disguise Signed Print €126
21 Kathryn Lamb Smoking Cats Original Drawing €150
22 Gatis Sluka Vegan Print None
23 Gatis Sluka Christmas Print None
24 Dean Patterson Goldfish Signed Print €125
25 Glenn Marshall Blame Culture Signed Print €125
26 The Surreal McCoy Me Too Signed Print €125
27 Nick Newman Brexit Forecast Original Drawing €150
28 Fadi Abou Hassan Migrants Print None
29 Nick Newman DUP Original Drawing €150
30 The Surreal McCoy Duel Signed Print €125
31 Russel Herneman No WiFi Original Drawing €150
32 Florin Balaban Europa Print None
33 Martin Rowson Novichok Print None
34 Donal Casey Brexannia Print None
35 Virginia Cabras Hope Print None
36 Karol Cizmazia Flick Print None

All these works are on exhibition at the Black Gate

Quiz Night!

A new date for our table quiz – now with many fabulous prizes!

Monday 29 July, Black Gate, 8:00pm

Bring all of your friends, it’s only €40 per table and the prizes will be exceptional. We have so many in fact that we’ll be raffling some as well, so you don’t even have to be clever to walk off with loot. Many thanks to the generosity of our sponsors.

The quiz will be almost entirely on general knowledge, though there will be one cartoon round. So start reading comics if you want that edge…

And of course there’s a bar, many fab wines, lovely food, and that Cartoon Festival atmosphere!

Enjoy The Science!

8th — 18th November 2019

This year we bring you cartoons from around the world on the theme of science!

And also, a lot of other cartoons.

Good Shots

Our entry for the European “Most Cartooning Talent in a Single Photograph” prize: Marilena Nardi, Tom Mathews and Graeme Keyes

Our guests of honour, Nol (France) and Marilena Nardi (Italy), have done us the favour of putting up a sweet photo album of their visit to Galway:

Festival Galway – Irlande 2018


Auction Thanks

Huge thanks to everyone who made our first ever cartoon auction a big success last night, especially sponsors the Liquor Lounge (upstairs at the Dáil Bar) and the Latin Quarter, and of course all the cartoonists. In particular we want to thank Tom Mathews and Gerard Crowley who donated original works to the cause.

Special thanks too to Brendan Savage who did a simply brilliant job as MC, and of course to everyone who came – especially those of you who bought cartoons.

If you weren’t there… Well, you should have been. We sold 30 pieces (23 prints and 7 original drawings), mostly at bargain prices.

It was a huge boost for us, raising enough to make some of our ideas feasible, so look out for news about the 2019 festival soon!