Thursday, April 21, 2011

Selling books and art in sunny Ramsgate

This weekend, on Easter Saturday, you will find me once again standing in front of my Great Wall of Ramsgate cartoon, but this time without the scarf and duffel coat (hopefully!) and with a small table piled with my cartoon books, signed prints and original artwork.

It's the official "unveiling" of this community art project at the Main Sands. There will be dance and music (not from me) and local artists selling their wares, from 1pm onwards. The official unveiling, by artist Charles Newington, of Folkestone White Horse fame, is at 2.30pm There are now 80 paintings in place on the wall, and more to come.

Come along get a copy of my book of gag cartoons Penguin vs Polar Bear which I can sign and personalise if you like. Let's hope the weather stays like it is right now ...


  1. Sounds like a great time - wish I could just hop on a plane and go...
    And I love your toon!

  2. Thanks Tara, there is an airport quite nearby ... ;-)

  3. All the best with it Royston. It'll be great fun I'm sure - what a great backdrop to sell your wares too!

  4. That's a big cartoon! By the way, did you know that in 1876 Vincent Van Gogh worked briefly as a teacher in a small boarding school overlooking the harbor in Ramsgate.
    This bit of useless information brought to me! ;)

  5. I wish I could hop on a plane and go, too! Unfortunate timing with family Easter and all that . . .

  6. Thanks, Tim.

    Hi Raymond, yes I did know that. In fact one of the boards on the Great Wall brings together several famous names associated with Ramsgate: Van Gogh, John Le Mesurier, Karl Marx and Frank Muir. That's a dinner party guest list, right there.

  7. No worries, Simon. I was not really expecting anyone to travel. This is a local thing for local people ...



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