PortoCartoon 2014 theme
Living Water / Living Earth
Nelson Mandela and Siza Vieira
are Caricature Special Awards
 
  New sculpture
In the “Capital of Cartoon”
 
  PortoCartoon international voting  
  15th PortoCartoon  
  Artist from Serbia wins
PortoCartoon 2013
 
  PortoCartoon gives
the "Prize of the Public "
to a Portuguese artists
 
  PortoCartoon 2013 theme
Liberty, Equality and Fraternity
- Manoel de Oliveira and Saramago are special awards
 
  Portuguese-Brazilian Contest
Portuguese receives
three honorable mentions
 
  PortoCartoon
in Brazil and Bolivia
 
  “The rich, the poor, the protester”
The Portuguese President
opened 14th PortoCartoon
 
  Article of Wolinski
in Charlie Hebdo, 4th July 2012
 
  Ronaldo wins Prize of the Public
for the second time
 
  Cartoonist from Poland
wins 13th PortoCartoon
Plantu (Le Monde) receives 2nd prize
 
  International Humour
In the "capital of the cartoon"
"Communication and Technology" - 2011 theme
 
  Cartoonist from Poland
wins 13th PortoCartoon
Plantu (Le Monde) receives 2nd prize
 
  Festival of Cartoon
in Praça da Liberdade
 
  PortoCartoon Flyes high
from June 23
 
  Artist from Moldova
Wins Contest
European Cartoon
 
  Cartoonist from Poland
wins the XII PortoCartoon
 
  ”Crisis dinner” wins
Prize of the Public
 
  PortoCartoon 2010
evokes 'passarola'
 
  European Cartoon Contest "Creativity and Innovation”  
  XI PortoCartoon: Crisis  
  "Crisis" of IGNAT
becomes public monument
 
  European Cartoon in Lisbon
Dozens of cartoons about
the Intercultural Dialogue
 
 
  Cartoonist from Romania
wins the XI PortoCartoon
 
  Gallery "Obama with humor"  
Artist from China wins
the "Prize of the Public"
Cartoonist from Turkey
wins the European Cartoon Contest 2008
Portuguese-Brazilian
Salon of Humour
Human Rights in the 
10th PortoCartoon 
  Porto, Capital of the Cartoon
Proclaimed in 10 languages
 
  Portuguese Printing Press Museum
Augusto Cid wins
X PortoCartoon
 
  Public gives the IX PortoCartoon
Award to Brazilian Ronaldo 
 
  The "Human Rights"
Theme PortoCartoon 2008
 
  Best Cartoons of the European Prize in postcards  
  Book of Humour against
Discrimination Awarded by the European Commission
 
  Virtual Exhibition shows
Ibero-American Humour
 
European Cartoon Contest exhibition
200 Cartoons against Discrimination
 
French Salon received PortoCartoon  
Cartoonist from Belgium wins
The European Cartoon Contest
The “Globalisation” of the Humour
On the 9th PortoCartoon
9th PortoCartoon Book
PortoCartoon in Postcards  
Poland Cartoonist
Wins IX PortoCartoon
 
New International Cartoon Gallery
Showed VIII PortoCartoon
 
Turkish Cartoonist wins
VIII PortoCartoon
 
PortoCartoon on Wolinski’s Book  
Hide Mahomet!  
PortoCartoon: the laugh of the world
Virtual Gallery “9/11 Cartoons”  

Winners of the VI PortoCartoon 
Have been in Portugal

 
V PortoCartoon-World Festival  
 

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PortoCartoon 2014 theme - Living Water / Living Earth
Nelson Mandela and Siza Vieira are Caricature Special Awards

 

Living Water / Living Earth will be the theme of the PortoCartoon - World Festival 2014.
The general rules has just been launched and presents the emblematic figures of Mandela and Álvaro Siza Vieira for the special Caricature awards.

As you can read in the PortoCartoon 2014 rules (http://www.cartoonvirtualmuseum.org/
xvi_portocartoon_reg_2014.pdf) “Water is becoming not only scarce, as well as the target of a global wave of privatization” and “all over the world, many countries are losing supremacy over the water”.
Whereas water is a common heritage of mankind, the organizers of PortoCartoon point out the importance of the "humor alert" for the global protection of the 'blue gold'.
 

 

Mandela and Siza Vieira

In this 16th edition of PortoCartoon we continue the line of the Caricature Special Awards that began in 2013.
The reason is clear to the choices of Nelson Mandela and Siza Vieira.
PortoCartoon wants, first of all, to honor the “Nobel Peace” and first black leader to become president of South Africa (1994-1999), after more than 25 years in prison under the apartheid regime. With other caricature special award it is intended to celebrate the work of the prestigious architect who won over thirty international awards and the Pritzker Prize / Chicago (considered the "Nobel of architecture”).

This initiative of the Portuguese Printing Press Museum has began in 1998, precisely with the theme of "Discoveries" inaugurated by the President Jorge Sampaio.
The PortoCartoon has had the particularity of each year being subject to a great international significance theme. In all the fifteen previous editions we had the participation of over 7000 cartoonists of the five continents.
The last edition was dedicated to "The rich, the poor, the “protester" and had the presence of the Portuguese Republic President at the official opening. The previous editions: “Water”, “Change of the Century / Millennium”; “Sports”, “Gutenberg”, “Globalization”, “Human Rights”, “Crisis”, “Airplanes and Flying Machines”, “Communication and Technologies”, and “Liberty, Equality and Fraternity”.

29/Nov/2013

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New sculpture In the “Capital of Cartoon”

Under the scope of the 15th PortoCartoon, a new sculpture was inaugurated in Porto, on August 2.

The sculpture is based on the work of the PortoCartoon 2013 Grand Prize, Miro Stefanovic (Serbia), on the theme 'Liberty, Equality and Fraternity” and is about two meters tall.

This is the sixth sculpture as part of a project of the Portuguese Printing Press Museum and the City Hall of Porto. As per the proclamation of Porto as the "Capital of the Cartoon" (international designation made in 2008), this sculpture will be part of a tourist route around the cartoon for which already had contributed Siza Vieira, Acácio Carvalho, Zulmiro de Carvalho, Carlos Marques and Carlos Barreira.

This year’s author of the sculpture is Fernando Saraiva.

The ceremony was attended by the Vice-President of the Porto City Hall.

29/Jul/2013

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 PortoCartoon international voting

 

It is open in cyberspace the on-line voting for the PortoCartoon 2013 People’s Prize - "Liberty, Equality and Fraternity".
The voting can be made at the Cartoon Virtual Museum (http://www.cartoonvirtualmuseum.org/
f_portocartoon_2013_vote.htm), an integrated initiative under the scope of the 15th PortoCartoon.
It is a worldwide voting, in which people can choose the best cartoon of 19 authors, regardless of the jury decision ​​in April this year.
The author of the cartoon who receives most votes will be invited for a exhibition in 2014 in Portugal.
This People’s Prize was established in 2006. Seven winners from different continents: Ludo Goderis (Belgium), Ronaldo (Brazil), Guo Zhong (China), Zygmunt Zaradkiewicz (Poland), Santiagu (Portugal), Ronaldo (Brazil) and Fernando Camarneiro (Portugal) had already won this prize. The exhibition of Camarneiro in now in the Dolce Vita Shopping Centre
The cartoons can be seen in detail before voting online and they are winners and finalists, chosen by the international jury chaired by Peter Nieuwendjik, president general of FECO.
The cartoons were received from countries as different as Belgium, Colombia, Holland, England, Iran, Israel, Luxembourg, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.
The Portuguese António Santos (Santiagu), and Telmo Quadros Ferreira, both finalists, are in this list.

This on-line voting is until the end of December.

29/Jul/2013

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15th PortoCartoon

Hundreds of works in six exhibitions

The official inauguration of PortoCartoon 2013 is on June 23. In the exhibition there will be 400 works from around the world. Spread over 800m2, between the International Cartoon Gallery and the Temporary Exhibition Gallery, can be seen the best works selected by the international jury. In appreciation were approximately 1700 works of over 500 artists coming from all continents. Iran is the country with the largest participation: 121 works from 41 cartoonists, followed by Romania, Serbia, Turkey, Portugal and Belgium.
The 15th edition of PortoCartoon "Liberty, Equality and Fraternity", also includes the Special Awards Manoel de Oliveira and José Saramago.
The exhibition can be seen until the end of December.

Festival of Cartoon

The Festival of Cartoon will take place on the 22 June from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Edifício Montepio (Av. Aliados), an initiative with the support of the Porto City Hall.

Several national and foreign cartoonists, including the winners of the PortoCartoon 2013 edition, will be present to make a caricature to the persons want to pose for them in the Festival of Cartoon. It was a special opportunity for being in contact with the Serbian cartoonist Miro Stefanovic, winner of the Grand Prize. Germany, Belgium, Colombia, Scotland, Mexico as well as Portugal, will be present on this Festival of Cartoon. This festival is a contribution of the Portuguese Printing Press Museum to the internationalization of the festivities of S. João of Porto.

Exhibitions: Prize of the Public 2012, “Foto Click” Exhibition and Humour Exhibition of Piracicaba

PortoCartoon The 2013 also presents three special exhibitions that be open on 22 and 23 June: one anthology, shows the best works of the Portuguese Fernando Camarneiro, winner of the Prize of the Public 2012 - in Dolce Vita Porto (June 22), other , the International Humour Exhibition of Piracicaba (São Paulo), with which the festival PortoCartoon has a cooperation protocol , in Via Catarina (June 23), and an exhibition of photographic humour - "Foto Click" by Francisco Puñal , a Cuban cartoonist .
The "Prize of the Public" last editions was won by artists from Belgium, Brazil, China, Poland and Portugal.

Street PortoCartoon and Sculpture

A Street of Porto – Rua 31 de Janeiro- is receiving a provisional toponymic appointment: Street of PortoCartoon 2013.
The designation is made together with the Porto City Hall.
On 22 June, at 7.30 p.m, at the School of Dental Medicine, between the two entrances of the Metro do Porto University Campus, will be inaugurated a sculpture of the works of this PortoCartoon 2013 Grand Prize - Miro Stefanovic (Serbia). The author of the piece is the sculptor Fernando Saraiva.
This is under the proclamation made in 2008 in association with the Porto City Hall, and aims to create a tourist route around the cartoon.

09/Apr/2013

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Artist from Serbia wins
PortoCartoon 2013




Grand Prize - Miro Stefanovic, Serbia
"Ship"


2nd Prize - Angel Boligan, Mexico
"Atrapados"


3th Prize - Willem Rasing, Holand
"Libertea"


Honorable Mention - Lucv Descheemaeker - Belgic
"Dilemma"


Honorable Mention - Luc Vernimmen - Belgic
untitled


Honorable Mention - Mahmoudi Houmayoun, England
"Liberty"


Honorable Mention- Alex Bartfeld - Israel
"Libre"


Honorable Mention- Pawel Stanczyk - Poland
"Liberty Equality Fraternity"


Honorable Mention - Julian Penapai, Romenia
"Opening Ceremony"


Honorable Mention - Mihai Ignat, Romenia
untitled


Honorable Mention - Vladimir Kazanevsk, Ucrania
untitled

Miro Stefanovic, from Serbia, was the winner of Grand Prize of the 15th PortoCartoon-World Festival, organized by the Portuguese Printing Press Museum, under the theme "Liberty, Equality and Fraternity". The winning work is entitled "Shipwreck".

The second prize – “Atrapados” (Trapped) was awarded to Boligan, an artist from Cuba living in México, and the third – Libertea” - to Wilem Rasing, from Holland.

The quality of the works, led the international jury to award 8 Honourable Mentions to artists from different countries, such as: Belgium (two), England, Israel, Poland, Romania (two) and Ukraine.

This year's edition included two special awards in tribute to the filmmaker Manoel de Oliveira (which this year will be 105 years old) and the to the Nobel Prize José Saramago. The winners were respectively Mauricio Parra, from Colombia, and Ivan Prado, an author born in Peru and living in Germany.

The central theme importance and opportunity of this PortoCartoon 2013 and the high quality of most participants was emphasized by the members of the Jury, at the press conference held on the 8th April.

In appreciation were 1700 works from more than 500 artists coming from all continents. Iran is the country with more participation: 121 works from 41 cartoonists, followed by Romania, Serbia, Turkey, Portugal and Belgium.

With this participation, PortoCartoon reinforces its place on the podium of international contests of cartoon and gives more relevance to the classification of Porto as the “capital of the cartoon”, in 2008.

The international jury of 15th PortoCartoon was chaired by by Peter Nieuwendijk, President-General of Feco (Netherlands) and integrated Xaquin Marín, founder of the Museum of Humor Fene (Spain), Francisco Laranjo, director of the Faculty of Fine Arts of University of Porto and Luis Humberto Marcos, director of PortoCartoon and the Portuguese Printing Press Museum.

The winners of the 15th PortoCartoon will receive their trophies and prizes during the opening ceremony of the exhibition to be held on the Portuguese Printing Press Museum, in 23 June, during the S. João of Porto festivities

Several hundreds of thousands of visitors have seen the fourteen editions of PortoCartoon that took place on the Portuguese Printing Press Museum, and in the several cities where exhibited, including countries as Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, France, Spain and Mexico.


Jury, on press conference
of awards presentation

Jury, on Press/Conf. of awards presentation

Jury, on Press/Conf. of awards presentation

Manuel de Oliveira: 1st Prize - Ivan Prado,
Germany


Manuel de Oliveira: 2nd Prize - António Santos,
 Portugal


Manuel de Oliveira: 3rd Prize - Catarina Morais,
Portugal


Saramago: 1st Prize - Mauricio Parra,
Colombia


Saramago: 2nd Prize - Abraham Averbuch,
Israel


Saramago: 3rd Prize - Victor Emmanuel Becerra,
Mexico

09/Apr/2013

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PortoCartoon gives
the "Prize of the Public "
to a Portuguese artist

The Portuguese Fernando Camarneiro Costa won the "Prize of the Public" of the 14th PortoCartoon-World Festival, organized by the Portuguese Printing Press Museum.

http://www.cartoonvirtualmuseum.org/eventos/pc/xiv/premiopublico/premio_publico_portocartoon2012_fernandocamarneiro_.jpg

The work untitled “e tudo o rico parou!…” (and the rich stopped everything! ..), was one of the finalists cartoons selected by the international jury presided by George Wolinski. This is a cartoon that clearly fits the theme of PortoCartoon 2012: "The rich, the poor, the protester".

Fernando Costa Camarneiro is an architect and has participated in international cartoon contests.

The vote took place between l the end of June and 31st December and collected thousands of votes over the Internet and papers available on Porto Airport, where was an extension of the PortoCartoon 2012 exhibition.

On second, the public voted for the work of Zarifian Mohsen from Iran. The Grand Prize PortoCartoon 2012, Alessandro Gatto (Italy), which work had a sculpture that will part of a future tourist route around the cartoon in Porto, was in third place in the public voting.

This was the seventh edition of "prize of the public" released in 2006 and like as the other editions, the winner will be invited to make an "anthological exhibition" about his work in the next PortoCartoon by the end of June.

The winners of the previous editions were Zaradkiewicz Zygmunt (Poland), Zhong Guo (China), Ronaldo (Brazil), Ludo Goderis (Belgium), António Santos "Santiagu" (Portugal) and Ronaldo Cunha Dias (Brazil).

The exhibition of the artist anthology will open in late June, during the 15th PortoCartoon, edition which theme is "Liberty, Equality and Fraternity".

Jan/2012


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PortoCartoon 2013 theme
Liberty, Equality and Fraternity
- Manoel de Oliveira and Saramago are special awards

Liberty, Equality and Fraternity" will be the theme of the PortoCartoon - World Festival 2013.
The invitation for participation has just been sent to cartoonists from all over the world.
As you can read in the PortoCartoon 2013 general rules "we are living difficult and controversial times, and the world is still far from the ideals of the French Revolution: liberty, equality and fraternity", which explains the theme: "The old world is in crisis and so-called “emerging countries” hide misery and the lack of real freedom.
Despite some apparent “oasis”, the individualism is increasing, so it is worth to hold, again and always, the ideas that changed the world in 1789”.


This edition of PortoCartoon also presents two special awards.
One is to celebrate the director Manoel de Oliveira 104 years. He is the oldest active film director in the world.

The other, is to evoke José Saramago, Nobel Prize in literature that would have 90 years, if he were alive.

This will be the 15th edition of an initiative of the Portuguese Printing Press Museum that began in 1998, precisely with the theme of "Discoveries" inaugurated by the President Jorge Sampaio.
Georges Wolinski, one of the most famous cartoonists of nowadays, will be again the President of the Jury, enhancing the quality that has been the prerogative of PortoCartoon.
In all previous editions we had the participation of over 7000 cartoonists of the five continents.
The PortoCartoon has had the particularity of each year being subject to a great international significance theme. The last edition was dedicated to "The rich, the poor, the “protester" and had the presence of the Portuguese Republic President at the official opening. The previous editions: Water, Change of the Century / Millennium; Sports, Gutenberg, Globalization, Human Rights, Crisis, Airplanes and Flying Machines and 'Communication and Technologies'

Dec/2012


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Portuguese-Brazilian Contest
Portuguese receives
three honorable mentions

The results of the II Portuguese-Brazilian Cartoon University Contest, organized by the Portuguese Printing Press Museum and the INTERCOM, were announced at the 35th INTERCOM Congress recently held at the University of Fortaleza, Brazil.

In the four competition categories, the winners were Wenes Caitano Marques (Caricature) Laíssa Gamarro (Cartoon), Francisco Albert Miranda Lobo (Charge) and Maurício Nunes (Comic Strips).

The Jury has also decided to give six honorable mentions, three of which to works of the Portuguese author Sérgio Marques Domingues - "Luís Vaz de Camões" and "Eça de Queiróz", both in the caricature category, and to the work "Novo Acordo Ortográfico” (Charge ).

The jury of the contest had two elements indicated by the Portuguese Printing Press Museum, organizer of PortoCartoon-World Festival, and two of INTERCOM.

Sept/2012

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PortoCartoon
in Brazil and Bolivia

The PortoCartoon-World Festival is in exhibition in Brazil, (Piracicaba, S. Paulo) and in Bolivia (La Paz) until the end of September.

At the Museum of History and Ethnography in the Bolivian capital, the "Human Rights in Humor World" exhibition shows 50 works. This is a selection of the best works of the 2008 PortoCartoon edition, with 'human rights' theme and won by Augusto Cid, with "The Olympic Flame."
The honorable mentions, as the caricature of "Dalai Lama", of the Portuguese artist Santiagu (António Santos), among other artists from Ibero-America can also be seen.

In Brazil, and under the protocol signed between the city of Piracicaba and the Portuguese Printing Press Museum, the 39th International Humor Salon of Piracicaba also features the exhibition "Communication and Technology", theme PortoCartoon 2011.

With these humor exhibitions, the Portuguese Printing Press Museum, organizer of the PortoCartoon, aims to strengthen the multiculturalism that is part of the very nature of the festival, as a bridge between cultures, countries and regions. The PortoCartoon trophy is precisely a bridge designed by Siza Vieira on the same year that the city of Porto was also designated as the "capital of the cartoon."

Sept/2012


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“The rich, the poor, the protester”
The Portuguese President
opened 14th PortoCartoon

The Portuguese President, Cavaco Silva, opened the exhibition of 14th-PortoCartoon World Festival on June 23 at the Portuguese Printing Press Museum.
The ceremony took place in the presence of the winners and was accompanied by the President of the Porto City Hall.
Previously, the Portuguese President had been received by the Director of the Museum, Luís Humberto Marcos, who unveiled a Welcome large panel - in 47 languages - commemorating the inauguration of the new spaces of the Museum The new spaces reinforce the importance of the cartoon in Porto: Daumier Gallery, Research Center KARIKAT and the House of Cartoonist.

During the visit to the permanent exhibition “Memórias Vivas da Imprensa”, the Portuguese President printed a picture of the PortoCartoon 2012 Grand Prize.

The inaugural ceremony was attended by the winners of the PortoCartoon 2012 - Alessandro Gatto (Italy), Feggo (USA), Turcios (Colombia) and Valeriy Doroshenko (Ukraine), and the artists had the opportunity to explain Cavaco Silva their works.


Alessandro Gatto


Feggo (EUA)


Turcios (Colombia)


Valeriy Doroshenko (Ucrânia)

More than 350 works from all around the world are distributed by 800 m2, between the International Cartoon Gallery and the Temporary Exhibitions Gallery, There can be seen the works selected by the international Jury, presided by Georges Wolinski, the cartoonist with more humour books ever p0ublished in France.
The most participated countries in this year PortoCartoon edition were: Iran, with 66 participants and 255 works, followed by Brazil, China, Portugal and Romania.

The Festival of Cartoon

PortoCartoon was on Porto downtown on the afternoon of June 24
Several national and foreign cartoonists, including the winners of the PortoCartoon 2012 edition, were present to make a caricature to the persons want to pose for them in the Festival of Cartoon. It was a special opportunity for being in contact with the Italian cartoonist Alessandro Gatto, winner of the 14th PortoCartoon Grand Prize. Other artists from Brazil, Scotland, Spain, Ukraine as well as Portugal, will be present on this Festival of Cartoon. This festival is a contribution of the Portuguese Printing Press Museum to the internationalization of the festivities of S. João of Porto.

Sculpture reinforces “Capital of Cartoon”

Under the stimulation of Porto as the "Capital of the Cartoon" (international designation made in 2008), a new sculpture of humour is located in the city center. The local chosen was the emblematic area between the Clérigos Tower and Lello Bookshop. The new sculpture can be seen on Passeio dos Clérigos there is a. The author is Carlos Barreira and the sculpture represents the 2012 Grand Prize and is part of a tourist route around the cartoon for which have already contributed Siza Vieira, Acácio Carvalho, Zulmiro de Carvalho and Carlos Marques.

Exhibitions “Prize of the Public” and Humour of Piracicaba

The PortoCartoon 2012 also presents two special exhibitions: one of the Salon of Humour of Piracicaba (S. Paulo; Brazil), one of the oldest in the world, can be seen in Via Catarina commercial centre; the other an anthology of the Brazilian Ronaldo Cunha Dias, winner of the Audience Award 2011, which can be seen in the Dolce Vita Porto.

The previous artists who won this award were from Belgium, Brazil, China, Poland and Portugal.
The exhibition of Piracicaba has been a constant presence in PortoCartoon, under a protocol signed between the city of Piracicaba and the Portuguese Printing Press Museum.

Wolinski Exhibition in the Daumier Gallery

On PortoCartoon 2012 opening, the Daumier Gallery was inaugurated with an exhibition of George Wolinski, humorist of the Paris Mach and Charlie Hebdo, Journal du Dimanche, and president to the PortoCartoon Jury since 2005.
'Wolinski, a sensual rebel”, that’s the name of the exhibition organized by the museum's director, with more than hundred works, including original and publications. The day before the opening of his exhibition, Wolinski was enthroned confrere of Port Wine. The importance of the president of the international Jury - which this year celebrates 50 years of work - associated to the trophy designed by Siza Vieira, reinforces the recognition of PortoCartoon placed on the podium of worldwide humour.
The Daumier Gallery, located in the northeastern area of the Museum building recently restored, is intended to have author exhibitions, mainly anthological, and this new space is intended to reinforce the attention that has been given to international graphic humour in Porto.

 


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Ronaldo wins Prize of the Public
for the second time

The cartoonist Ronaldo won the “Prize of the Public” of the 13th PortoCartoon-World Festival, organized by the National Museum of Printing. In 2007 the same artist had won the “people’s vote”.
The cartoon now awarded by cibernauts and visitors had had an honourable mention of the PortoCartoon international jury presided by Wolinski. This is a cartoon showing the connection of a mother to her baby by mobile phone. The PortoCartoon 2011 theme was precisely "Communication and Technologies."
Ronaldo Dias da Cunha is a physician-surgeon in Rio Grande do Sul and is dedicated to the cartoon since 1985. He has published four books of cartoons and received many awards in national and international festivals. He is a regular presence at the most prestigious festivals of humour, and has almost always sent works to the PortoCartoon.
The vote took place between late June and December and had thousands of votes through the Internet and papers available in the Museum and in Porto Airport.

This was the sixth edition of the "prize of the public" which began in 2006 and, like as the other editions, the winner will be invited to make an "anthological exhibition" about his work in the next PortoCartoon. In the previous editions won the Portuguese António Santos "Santiagu"; Zygmunt Zaradkiewicz (Poland), Guo Zhong (China), Ronaldo (Brazil) and Ludo Goderis (Belgium).
The anthological exhibition of the Brazilian artist will open by the end June, during the 14th PortoCartoon edition which theme is “The rich, the poor, the protester”.


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International Humour
In the "capital of the cartoon"
"Communication and Technology" - 2011 theme



The 13th edition of PortoCartoon-World Festival officially opened on June 23 at the Portuguese Printing Press Museum.

In the inaugural session were present the winners who their prizes and trophies, designed by Siza Vieira. At same the time it was opened to the public the exhibition with more than 400 cartoons from all around the world. Spread over 800m2, including the International Cartoon Gallery and the Temporary Exhibition Gallery, can be seen the three winning works and the works selected by the international jury, chaired by George Wolinski, the cartoonist with more humour books published in France. The Polish cartoonist Zygmunt Zaradkiewicz won the Grand Prize. The second prize was to Plantu, an artist of world fame which is present almost daily on the first page of the newspaper Le Monde, and the third prize awarded for the first time a sculpture, from the Portuguese author Fernando Saraiva. The high quality of the work took the international jury to give 19 honourable mentions to artists from different countries, including Belgium, Brazil, Finland, France, Holland, Iran, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia and Turkey. This year's theme - Communication and Technology – allowed the largest participation ever, with more than 2,200 works of 620 artists from 80 countries. In this contest, Iran has surpassed all other countries, in number of works and participants, soon followed by Brazil, Romania, Turkey, Portugal and Italy.

The 13th PortoCartoon can be seen until December 31 in the Museum every day, including Sundays and public holidays from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.. In addition to this central exhibition, many other initiatives (listed below) spread humour throughout the city, reinforcing the proclamation of Porto as "Capital of the Cartoon" made in 2008.

Festival of Cartoon

The Festival of Cartoon took place in the downtown of Porto (Praça da Liberdade) on the 25 and 26 June, and is an initiative supported by the City Hall of Porto. Several Portuguese and foreign cartoonists, including the winners of this year, were present to make a cartoon to people who wanted to pose for the Festival of Cartoon. It was a special opportunity for personal contact with the Polish cartoonist Zygmunt Zaradkiewicz, this year Grand Prize. Other artists from Romania, Spain, and Portugal, were on Cartoon Festival, the Portuguese Printing Press Museum contribution to the internationalization of S. João festivities.

Exhibitions: 2010 "Prize of the Public" and the International Humour Exhibition of Piracicaba

The PortoCartoon 2011 also presents two special exhibitions: one on "Environment" of the International Humor Exhibition of Piracicaba (S. Paulo, Brazil), festival with which PortoCartoon has a cooperation protocol. The other exhibition is anthological and shows the best works of the Portuguese Santiagu, winner of the "Prize of the Public" 2010. Previously, this prize - corresponding to the vote of Internet users and visitors - was won by artists from Belgium, Brazil, China and Poland.





PortoCartoon Street, Sculpture and Extensions

As happened last year (in Rua Galerias Paris), Rua de Cedofeita (Cedofeita Street) received a new temporary designation: PortoCartoon 2011 Street. Until September 21st, the street shops which joined the initiative will show the "laughter of the world" with the presentation of different cartoons. This designation is in association with the Town Hall of Porto.

As per the designation of Porto as the "Capital of the Cartoon", a humour sculpture was inaugurated at the Miguel Bombarda Street, on June 25. The sculpture represents the 2011 Grand Prize and is part of the creation of the "tourist route around the humour" for which already contributed Siza Vieira, Acácio de Carvalho and Zulmiro de Carvalho. The author of this year sculpture is Carlos Marques.

By the end of June there will be extensions with reproductions of the best works of the 13th edition of PortoCartoon in the Airport Francisco Sá Carneiro, Train Station of Campanhã and different locations in the city of Porto (cafes, bookstores and shopping centres).



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Cartoonist from Poland
wins 13th PortoCartoon
Plantu (Le Monde) receives 2nd prize

Zygmunt Zaradkiewicz, from Poland, was the winner of the Grand Prize of the 13th PortoCartoon, organized by the Portuguese Printing Press Museum, under the theme "Communication and Technology" .
The second prize was awarded to Plantu (Le Monde), great figure of the humour drawing. The third - a bronze sculpture called "Digital Man"- was to the artist Fernando Saraiva, Portugal.

The high quality of the works, led the international jury to award Honourable Mentions to 19 artists from different countries, including Belgium, Brazil, Spain, Finland, France, Holland, Iran, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia and Turkey.

In appreciation were about 2,200 works, more than 600 artists from 80 countries. It is the largest participation ever, beating all the indicators of the 6th PortoCartoon (2004) under the theme “Sports”. Iran is the country with more participants - 70 artists and 258 works - followed by Brazil, Turkey, Romania and Portugal.
The Grand Prize winner presented in 2010, in Porto, an anthology exhibition of his work, because ha won the “Prize of the Public” for 2009 edition.

With this participation, PortoCartoon reinforces its place on the podium of international contests of cartoon and gives more relevance to the classification of Porto as the “capital of the cartoon”, in 2008.

The international jury of 13th PortoCartoon was chaired by Georges Wolinski, (France) and the following members: Peter Nieuwendijk, President General of FECO (Netherlands); Xaquin Marin, former Director of the Museo de Humor Fene (Spain), Luís Mendonça, Representative of the Faculty of Fine Arts of Porto and Luis Humberto Marcos, director of the Portuguese Printing Press Museum.

The winners of the 13th PortoCartoon will receive their trophies and prizes during the opening ceremony of the exhibition to be held on the Portuguese Printing Press Museum, in June, during the S. João of Porto festivities
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Several hundreds of thousands of visitors have seen the eleventh editions of PortoCartoon that took place on the Portuguese Printing Press Museum, and in the several cities where exhibited, including countries as Argentina, Brazil, France, Spain and Mexico.


GRAND PRIZE
Zygmunt Zaradkiewicz – POLAND - “MY CASTLE”


2nd PRIZE
PLANTU – FRANCE


3rd PRIZE
FERNANDO SARAIVA – PORTUGAL – “DIGITAL MAN” (SCULPTURE)



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Festival of Cartoon
in Praça da Liberdade

The PortoCartoon took place again in Porto downtown with the Festival of Cartoon, on the 26th and 27th June.

Several national and foreign cartoonists, including the three awarded of this year were present to make cartoons of people who want to pose for them.
The citizens had the opportunity to contact with Jerzy Gluszek, winner of the Grand Prize, with Mahmood Azadnia (Iran) and Provijn Stefaan (Belgium), second and third prizes, respectively. Other artists from Scotland, Belgium, Brazil and Spain, and Portugal, took part in this festival of cartoon with which the Portuguese Printing Press Museum aims to contribute to the internationalization of S. João festivities.
This year's theme - Airplanes and Flying Machines – had the biggest participation of countries (72) and of sculptures.


 

 


PortoCartoon Street

Before the Festival of Cartoon, the Galerias de Paris Street received a new temporary designation: PortoCartoon 2010 Street. The cartoonists present in this year edition “inaugurated” the street at noon, and they stayed at the local until beginning the festival of cartoon, in Praça da Liberdade.
The street shops have joined the initiative and show the "laughter of the world" through the presentation of different cartoons.
Every year, in association with the Town Hall of Porto, a street of down town will be named as “PortoCartoon Street”. This has begun with the emblematic Galerias de Paris Street, as per its importance in the new animation of the city.
 

 
Bartolomeu at the Metro
Sculpture in Ribeira


Besides “PortoCartoon Street”, of a big panel on the Metro Station of Faria Guimarães and a sculpture in Ribeira reinforced the international proclamation “Porto Capital of the Cartoon”, made in 2008. The panel of Brazilian artist Spacca evokes the “flying priest'” Bartolomeu de Gusmão, who 300 years ago, made the first experience with a hot air balloon, in Lisbon.. This is a comic made for the Metro, under a protocol between the PortoCartoon-World Festival and the International Humour Exhibition of Piracicaba (S. Paulo, Brazil), one of the world's oldest and most important of all Latin America.



The sculpture, designed by Zulmiro de Carvalho, was inaugurated on the 26th June, in the area near the St. Francisco Church, in the presence of foreign artists. It is a piece of iron, drawn from the cartoon of the Grand Prize, Jerzy Gluszek, from Poland, under the proclamation made in 2008 as “Porto-Capital of Cartoon”. The organization hopes in future to be created a tourist route around the humour of PortoCartoon, since each year are made sculptures based on the winning works.


“The Humour of
Zygmunt Zaradkiewicz”


The internationalization of PortoCartoon becomes stronger with the exhibition “The Humour of Zygmunt Zaradkiewicz” opened on the 25th June, in the Dolce Vita Porto. There are about 100 works of Zygmunt Zaradkiewicz, winner of "Prize of the Public" in 2009, with his cartoon "Dinner crisis", as per the result of the voting of visitors to the exhibition and the cibernauts on the 2009 PortoCartoon “Crisis” theme.
To vote this year edition is already active in the Cartoon Virtual Museum (www.cartoonvirtualmuseum.org), allowing the participation of any internet user.


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PortoCartoon Flyes high
from June 23


 

  

 

The 12th PortoCartoon opened on June 23 at the International Cartoon Gallery, with the theme "Airplanes and Flying Machines," evoking the pioneering work of Bartolomeu de Gusmão.

The official inauguration ceremony was attended by the winners who received their awards and trophies, designed by Siza Vieira. At the very same time it was open to the public the exhibition that brings together about 400 works from around the world. Spread over 800m2, including the International Cartoon Gallery and the Temporary Exhibition Gallery, can be seen the three winning works, the 18 honourable mentions and the works selected by the international jury.

The cartoonist Jerzy Gluszek, from Poland, won the Grand Prize, followed by Mahmood Azadnia, from Iran, and Stefaan Provijn, from Belgium, second and third prizes, respectively. The high quality of the cartoons led the international jury of PortoCartoon to give the 18 honourable mentions to 18 artists from 11 countries: Argentina, Belgium, Brazil (3), Cuba, Scotland, France, Iran (2), Portugal (3) Romania and Turkey (3).

The organization received the participation of 600 artists from 72 countries, with about 2100 cartoons. Iran is the country with more participants - more than 90 cartoonists, with 322 drawings - followed by Brazil, Turkey, Romania, Serbia and China. Special attention deserves the participation of 45 women, 16 of whom are from Iran, and the presentation of various sculptures.

The PortoCartoon affirms itself as an area of excellence of the worldwide humour. It is considered by FECO as one of the three most important festivals of humoristic drawing in the entire world.
Several hundreds of thousands of visitors have seen the editions of PortoCartoon that took place on the Portuguese Printing Press Museum, and in the several cities and countries where is exhibited.

The international jury of this PortoCartoon was chaired by Georges Wolinski, (France) and also included: Peter Nieuwendijk, President General of FECO (Netherlands); Xaquin Marin, former Director of the Museo de Humor Fene (Spain), Luís Mendonça, Representative of the Faculty of Fine Arts of Porto and Luís Humberto Marcos, director of the Portuguese Printing Press Museum.
This year's PortoCartoon reinforces the proclamation of Porto as "Capital of the Cartoon" made in 2008 in ten different languages, before a small monument designed by the architect Siza Vieira placed on the Aveniada dos Aliados.

The XII PortoCartoon has as sponsor Caixa Geral de Depósitos and can be seen until 31st December, at the usual time of the museum: every day, including Sundays and holidays from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
 


 


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Artist from Moldova
Wins Contest
European Cartoon 


 
The cartoonist Valeriu Kurtu, from Moldova won the First Prize of the III European Cartoon Contest - "Creativity and Innovation". The second prize of this initiative organized by the Portuguese Printing Press Museum was to Plantu, great figure of the French newspaper Le Monde, and the third to Alessandro Gatto from Italy.
The Portuguese Santiagu (António dos Santos) won an honourable mention, with a caricature of Siza Vieira.

This contest was participated by over a hundred cartoonists from 30 countries, with about 350 drawings. Turkey is the country with more participants, soon followed by Romania, Spain, Russia, Slovakia and Poland
The works were appreciated by an international jury presided by by Peter Nieuwendijk, President-General of FECO, and had the following members: Xaquin Marín, former Director of the Museo de Humor Fene (Spain) and Luis Humberto Marcos, director of the Portuguese Printing Press Museum.
The high quality of the works led the jury to give Honourable Mentions to six artists from Belgium, Spain, France, Italy, Romania and Ukraine.

This international competition began in 2007 with the theme "Inequality, Discrimination and Prejudice” and fits in the line of work this museum has developed within the framework of promoting the humour drawing, which the clearest expression is the PortoCartoon - World Festival, since 1999.
The position of this event on the podium of the humour worldwide and the organization of the European Cartoon Contest, always subject to annual themes of the European Union, strengthening the designation as Porto as Capital of the Cartoon", international designation since proclamation in 2008.
The IV European Cartoon Contest / European Cartoon Contest Year shall be subject to European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion.


Honourable Mention- Ludo Goderis - Belgium

Honourable Mention - Agim Sulaj - Italy

Honourable Mention - Kazanevsky - Ukraine


1st Prize -  Valeriu Kurtu - Moldova

   2nd Prize - Plantu - France

3rd Prize - Alessandro Gatto - Italy

Honourable Mention - Mihai Ignat - Romania


  Honourable Mention - António Santos - Portugal

  Honourable Mention - Napo - France

 Honourable Mention - Harca - Spain


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12th PortoCartoon-World Festival
Cartoonist from Poland
wins the XII PortoCartoon


 
Jerzy Gluszek from Poland was the winner of Grand Prize of the XII PortoCartoon-World Festival, organized by the Portuguese Printing Press Museum, under the theme "Airplanes and Flying Machines."

The second prize was awarded to Azadnia Mahmood, from Iran and the third to Provijn Stefaan, from Belgium.
The theme was chosen to evoke the pioneer Bartolomeu de Gusmão that in 1709 took off his flying machine in Lisbon.

The high quality of the works, led the international jury to award 18 Honourable Mentions to artists from 11 countries: Argentina, Belgium, Brazil (3), Cuba, Scotland, France, Iran (2), Portugal (3), Romania and Turkey (3).

This edition received the participation of 600 cartoonists, from 71 countries with about 2100 works. Iran is the country with more participants - more than 90 cartoonists, with 322 cartoons - followed by Brazil, Turkey, Romania, Serbia and China. Special attention deserves the participation of 45 women, 16 of whom are from Iran.

The PortoCartoon-World Festival is considered by FECO as one of the three most important festivals of humoristic drawing in the entire world when considering cartoonist participation and monetary prizes. This mark of honour puts Portugal in the top of the international cartoon contests.

The international jury of XII PortoCartoon was chaired by Georges Wolinski, (France) and the following members: Peter Nieuwendijk, President General of FECO (Netherlands); Xaquin Marin, former Director of the Museo de Humor Fene (Spain), Luís Mendonça, Representative of the Faculty of Fine Arts of Porto and Luis Humberto Marcos, director of the Portuguese Printing Press Museum.


The winners of the XII PortoCartoon will receive their trophies and prizes during the opening ceremony of the exhibition to be held on the Portuguese Printing Press Museum, in June, during the S. João of Porto festivities.
Several hundreds of thousands of visitors have seen the eleventh editions of PortoCartoon thattook place on the Portuguese Printing Press Museum, and in the several cities where exhibited, including countries as Argentina, Brazil, France, Spain and Mexico.


Grand Prize
Jerzy Gluszek – Polónia – In the air tonight”

2nd Prize
Mahmood Azadina – Irão – Air Bus


3rd Prize
Stefaan Provijn – Bélgica – “A plane built on hope”


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11th PortoCartoon-World Festival
”Crisis dinner” wins
Prize of the Public


 

Zaradkiewicz Zygmunt, Polish cartoonist and illustrator, was the winner of the "Prize of Public" of the 11thPortoCartoon, under the theme of "Crisis".
The vote took place between July and December and the thousands of voters chose the surrealistic humour of Zaradkiewicz, usual participant in PortoCartoon, with a difference of approximately 30 votes.
Visitors who have been in the several places where the exhibition was placed (the Portuguese Printing Press Museum, the Porto Airport and the Caixa Geral de Depósitos headquarters of the) and the cinernauts chose the cartoon of Zaradkiewicz who had won the 3rd Prize vote of the International Jury of the contest, followed by the work of Antonio Santos "Santiagu" (Portugal) and Mihai Ignat (Romania), winner of the Grand Prize. The participation of cibernauts was made through the Cartoon Virtual Museum site (www.cartoonvirtualmuseum.org).
The Zaradkiewicz’s cartoon, a painting in pastel and pencil, has a very simple title: "Crisis dinner".

This was the fourth edition of the "prize of the public" which began in 2006 and, like as the other editions, the winner will be invited to make an "anthological exhibition" about his work in the next PortoCartoon. In the previous editions won Zhong Guo (China), Ludo Goderis (Belgium) and Ronaldo (Brazil.).

The anthological exhibition of the Polish artist will open by the end June, during the 12th PortoCartoon edition which theme is "Airplanes and Flying Machines," in honour of the pioneering work of Bartholomeu de Gusmão. At the same time and during the festivities of the city a new sculpture will be placed in Porto downtown, as per the proclamation made in 2008 as Porto as "Capital of the Cartoon".


Prize of the public - Zygmunt Zaradkiewicz – “Crisis Dinner”

António Santos ("Santiagu")
Pope Benedict XVI


Mihai Ignat
Untitled


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Portuguese Printing Press Museum
PortoCartoon 2010
evokes 'passarola'

The "passarola" of Bartolomeu de Gusmão (1709) will be the motto for the PortoCartoon 2010, whose theme is "Airplanes and flying machines."
The call for participation has been launched to cartoonists around the world, evoking the date of the first experience in air, developed in Lisbon, and its impact on aviation today. Bartolomeu de Gusmão, born in Santos, S. Paulo, Brazil, made the first experience with a hot air balloon, and this fact was like an engine for space exploration by man. During the subsequent 300 years, the history of aviation is full with different kind of moments: dramatic, happy, hilarious, or simply fantastic.
As is mentioned in the PortoCartoon 2010 general rules, "History is full of dramatic and hilarious moments with airplanes and flying machines. The politics is also played in the air, when dropping bombs and gases that destroy the planet”.
This is the twelfth edition of this Portuguese Printing Press Museum initiative that has been on the podium of the worldwide cartoon and started in 1998 with the "Discovery" theme.

Georges Wolinski, one of the most recognized cartoonists of our time, will again be the president to the jury, thereby enhancing the quality of the works selection that has been the prerogative of PortoCartoon.
In all the eleven previous PortoCartoon editions participated more than 4500 cartoonists from almost one hundred countries.
The PortoCartoon has had the particularity of each year being subject to a great international significance theme. The last edition was dedicated to the Crisis and the previous ones can be highlighted: the water, the turn of the century / millennium, Sport, Gutenberg, Globalization and Human Rights.

Caixa Geral de Depósitos has been the official sponsor of PortoCartoon.

 


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Portuguese Printing Press Museum
European Cartoon Contest "Creativity and Innovation”
 


 
The Portuguese Printing Press Museum is launching the 3rd edition of the European Cartoon Contest, under the proclamation of 2009 as the European Year of Creativity and Innovation.
The competition is open exclusively to European authors, being or not of the 27 countries members of the European Union.
This theme of the European Commission provides the opportunity for the enhancement of skills and activities that encourage the use of creativity and innovation, understood as essential for a sustainable economic and social development.

This initiative is part of the work that the museum of the city of Porto has developed within the humour drawing. Besides PortoCartoon, the Portuguese Printing Press Museum promoted in 2007 and 2008 the European Cartoon Contest, under the themes "Inequalities, Discrimination and Prejudice" and "Intercultural Dialogue", respectively. In 2008, Porto was proclaimed "Capital of Cartoon" and in this context, are annually inaugurated in the city sculptures of the winning cartoons of the PortoCartoon-World Festival.
In 2007, the book edited by the museum with the first edition of the European Cartoon Contest, won the award of the European Union for best information of the European Year of Equal Opportunities for All.
This competition dedicated to creativity and innovation is being released to the world through the Virtual Museum of Cartoon(www.cartoonvirtualmuseum.org), a site created and managed by the Portuguese Printing Press Museum. The deadline for the reception of works will be the 30th September 2009 (address: EN 108 No 206, 4300-316 Porto, Portugal).
The winners of previous editions were Ludo Goderis, from Belgium, and Musa Gumus, from Turkey.


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Portuguese Printing Press Museum
XI PortoCartoon: Crisis
 

The XI PortoCartoon-World Festival is open to the public at the International Cartoon Gallery, on the Portuguese Printing Press Museum of the Press.
Spread over 800 m2 it is possible to see the three awarded cartoons, the eleven honourable mentions and the best works sent to this festival, about 400 cartoons from all the world.


 
 

Mihai Ignat from Romania was the winner of Grand Prize of the XI PortoCartoon-World Festival, organized by the Portuguese Printing Press Museum.
The second prize was to Augusto Cid (Portugal) and the third to Zaradkiewicz Zygmunt, from Poland.

The high quality of the cartoons, led the international jury of PortoCartoon to give 11 Honourable Mentions to artists from ten countries: Australia, Bulgaria, South Korea, France, England, Italy (2) Iran, Poland, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine.

500 cartoonists, from 70 countries, sent e 2000 works to XI PortoCartoon on "Crisis."
Brazil is the country with more participants - more than 50 cartoonists with about 200 cartoons - followed by Iran, Turkey, Romania, Portugal and China.

The PortoCartoon affirms itself as an area of excellence of the worldwide humour. It is considered by FECO as one of the three most important festivals of humoristic drawing in the entire world .

The international jury of PortoCartoon XI was chaired by Georges Wolinski, (France) and also included: Peter Nieuwendijk, Secretary General of FECO (Netherlands); Xaquin Marin, Honorary Director-of the Museo de Humor Fene (Spain), Roberto Merino, stage director (Chile), Nuno Carvalho, representative of the Ministry of Culture, Luís Mendonça, Representative of the Faculty of Fine Arts of Porto and Luis Humberto Marcos, director of the Portuguese Printing Press Museum.

Caixa Geral de Depósitos is the official sponsor of this festival, inaugurated in 1998 by then President of the Republic, Jorge Sampaio.
PortoCartoon can be seen until December 31, every day (including Sundays and holidays) from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Festival of Cartoon
In Praça da Liberdade

The Festival of Cartoon was again this year on Praça da Liberdade under the scope of the XI PortoCartoon-World Festival.

The initiative took place on June 20th and 21st, near the celebration of S. João do Porto, in partnership with the Porto Lazer and Câmara Municipal do Porto (Porto City Hall.

The "festival" happened in the afternoons of Saturday and Sunday. For the fourth consecutive year, the downtown of Porto had a special animation.
The public had the opportunity to meet Portuguese and foreign artists, including the winners of the XI PortoCartoon and to see “alive cartoon” and take home their own"portrait".


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Portuguese Printing Press Museum
Porto Capital of Cartoon: "Crisis" of IGNAT becomes public monument
 


 
It was inaugurated on the 22nd June near the Castelo do Queijo, in Porto, a sculpture if the Grand Prize of PortoCartoon 2009. It is a piece of iron made by the plastic artist Acácio de Carvalho, based on the cartoon of Mihai Ignat (Romanian cartoonist), winner of PortoCartoon XI-World Festival.

This is the second monument of a "roadmap of humour" that the Portuguese Printing Press Museum suggested to the Porto City Hall, under the proclamation made in 2008 as Porto- Capital of Cartoon. A year ago, when that proclamation made in ten different languages by representatives of various countries, was disclosed, on Avenida dos Aliados, the first monumet of that "road map", designed by architect Siza Vieira.

According to the project, each year a cartoon will be in different places of the city.

The session of Castelo do Queijo had the presence of the councilman Lino Ferreira, a representative of the Mayor of the City of Porto, and the cartoonist Mihai Ignat, Acácio de Carvalho and several artists that participated on this year PortoCartoon.

The cartoon included in the sculpture is about the "Crisis", which is the subject of the XI PortoCartoon, organized by the Portuguese Printing Press Museum.


Mihai Ignat inside the sculpture inspired on his cartoon


Lino Ferreira City Hall assemblyman
and  Luís Humberto Marcos with...


 ...Mihai Ignat and Acácio de Carvalho.

The entities and the cartoonists near the sculpture.

 


 

 

 

 
 


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European Cartoon in Lisbon
Dozens of cartoons about
the Intercultural Dialogue

It is open to the public in the Rossio Train Station in Lisbon, the exhibition of European cartoon "Intercultural Dialogue", organized by the Portuguese Printing Press Museum, in cooperation with ACIDI.
The exhibition has 130 cartoons and is in the Diversity Week, an initiative of ACIDI.
During the inaugural session will be the delivery of prizes to winners of the contest: Musa Gumus (Turkey), winner of 1st prize and an Honourable Mention; Alessandro Gatto (Italy), the 2nd prize and Heino Partanen (Finland), Third Prize, and the honourable mentions to Luc Vernimmen (Belgium), David Vela (Spain), Cristian Topan, Mihai Ignat and Pavel Constantin (Romania) and Ahmet Aykanat, Oguz Gurel and Musa Gumus (Turkey).
The European Cartoon Contest of "Intercultural Dialogue" was organized by the Portuguese Printing Press Museum, in accordance with the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue (2008), and the invitation was only sent to European cartoonists.
The selection of works had an international jury chaired by the famous George Wolinski (Paris Match, and Charlie Hebdo Journal du Dimanche), and the president of FECO, Marlene Pohle, and a representative of the High Commissioner for Immigration and Dialogue Intercultural.

The cartoons of this exhibition were sent by artists from 23 European countries, such as Germany, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Finland, Italy, England, Holland, Poland, and Russia among others.

Turkey is the country with more cartoons present in the exhibition, followed by Greece, Portugal, Romania and Russia.

This international competition began in 2007 with the theme of "inequality, discrimination and prejudice" in line with the work the Portuguese Printing Press Museum has developed within the promotion of “cartoon”, whose clearest expression is the PortoCartoon-World Festival, considered by FECO (Federation of Cartoonists Organizations) as one of the three most important festivals of humour in the world.

The catalogue on the theme of 2007 was recognized as "the best European Union information product” on the discrimination thematic.

The 2008 contest catalogue has 134 works, the awarded and selected by the Jury and has a foreword of Jorge Sampaio, as the United Nations High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations

The exhibition will be open to the public until 5 June, with the collaboration of INVESFER and REFER, on the Rossio Train Station (Lisbon). Free entrance.


 

 

 

 
 


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Portuguese Printing Press Museum
Cartoonist from Romania
wins the XI PortoCartoon

Mihai Ignat from Romania was the winner of Grand Prize of the XI PortoCartoon-World Festival, organized by the Portuguese Printing Press Museum.
The second prize was to Augusto Cid (Portugal) and the third to Zaradkiewicz Zygmunt, from Poland.
The "Crisis" was the theme chosen for this edition.

The high quality of the works, led the international jury to award 11 Honourable Mentions to artists from 10 countries: Australia, Bulgaria, South Korea, France, Iran, Italy (2), Poland, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine.
This edition received the participation of 500 cartoonists, from 70 countries with nearly 2000 works. Brazil is the country with more participants - more than 50 cartoonists and 200 cartoons - followed by Iran, Turkey, Romania, Portugal and China.

The PortoCartoon-World Festival is considered by FECO as one of the three most important festivals of humoristic drawing in the entire world when considering cartoonist participation and monetary prizes. This mark of honour puts Portugal in the top of the international cartoon contests.

The international jury of PortoCartoon XI was chaired by Georges Wolinski, (France) and also included: Peter Nieuwendijk, Secretary General of FECO (Netherlands); Xaquin Marin, Honorary Director-of the Museo de Humor Fene (Spain), Roberto Merino, stage director (Chile), Nuno Carvalho, representative of the Ministry of Culture, Luís Mendonça, Representative of the Faculty of Fine Arts of Porto and Luis Humberto Marcos, director of the Portuguese Printing Press Museum.

Caixa Geral de Depósitos is the official sponsor of this festival, inaugurated in 1998 by then President of the Republic, Jorge Sampaio.




Grand Prize - Mihai Ignat – Romania
Untitled

2nd Prize - Augusto Cid – Portugal
Untitled


3rd Prize - Zygmunt Zaradkiewicz - Poland
“Crisis Dinner”


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Portuguese Printing Press Museum
Gallery "Obama with humor"
 

"Obama with Humor" is a new virtual gallery that can be seen, since January 19 in the Cartoon Virtual Museum (www.cartoonvirtualmuseum.org), an institution of the Portuguese Printing Press Museum.
The new gallery has, in two virtual rooms, more than 120 cartoons of dozens of cartoonists that had been expressly invited to send their works to this new virtual space. This gallery also received the contribution of artists who usually participate in PortoCartoon and other initiatives related to the graphic humour, being a strengthening of the "Porto, Capital of the Cartoon".
Many of the cartoons in "Obama with Humour" gallery are from well known authors from many countries such as Brazil, Colombia, Indonesia, Iran, England, Romania, Russia, Serbia and Uruguay.


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Portuguese Printing Press Museum
Artist from China wins
the "Prize of the Public"

Zhong Guo, cartoonist and teacher in Tianjin (China) was the winner of the 10th PortCartoon-World Festival Prize of the Public.
Visitors of the several places where the exhibition was placed (Portuguese Printing Press Museum, The Porto Airport and Caixa Geral de Depósitos headquarters, in Lisbon) and the cibernauts chose the cartoon of Zhong (with 2,136 votes), leaving a large distance to the work of Louis Veloso (211 votes ) and Augusto Cid (194 votes). The participation of cibernauts was made through the the Cartoon Virtual Museum site (www.cartoonvirtualmuseum.org).

The vote ended on 31 December and received about 4,500 votes. This participation nearly doubled compared to 2007.

This was the third edition of the "prize of the public" which began in 2006 and, like as the other editions, the winner iwill be invited to make an "anthological exhibition" about his work in the next PortoCartoon. In the previous editions won Ludo Goderis, from Belgium, and Ronaldo, from Brazil.

The cartoon of Zhong was on the finalist works selected by the international jury chaired by the General President of FECO, Marlene Pohle, and shows a policeman at the top of a ladder, among the clouds, painting a grid, similar to the prisons, on the sun.

The PortoCartoon, who chose "The Crisis" as a theme for 2009 is organized by the Portuguese Printing Press Museum and has the Caixa Geral de Depósitos as official sponsor.


Guo Zhong
China - untitled


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Portuguese Printing Press Museum
Cartoonist from Turkey
wins the European Cartoon Contest 2008


 
Musa Gumus, from Turkey, won the First Prize of the European Cartoon Contest 2008, with a work called EU (European Union). The second prize of this initiative of the Portuguese Printing Press Museum has been given to Alessandro Gatto, from Italy and the Third Prize was to Heino Partanen, from Finland.

"The ONU High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations Jorge Sampaio, the Minister of the Presidency Pedro Silva Pereira, the Secretary of State of the Council of Ministers Jorge Lacão and the High Commissioner for Immigration and Intercultural Dialogue Rosário Farmhouse, appreciated the awarded works in the lobby of the Teatro Camões, on the evening of December 18, shortly before the official closing of the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue."
 
The works were selected by an international jury presided by George Wolinski, and had the following members: the president of FECO, Marlene Pohle; Helena Gelpi, a representative of the High Commission for Immigration and Intercultural Dialogue; Xaquin Marin, director of the Museum of Humor of Fene (Spain ), Ronaldo, well-known Brazilian cartoonist and Luis Humberto Marcos, director of the Museum.
 
The high quality of works led the jury to give 8 Honourable Mentions to the artists from four countries: Belgium (1), Spain (1), Turkey (3) and Romania (3). Special attention also needs the seven finalists cartoons, including one of the Portuguese painter and journalist Agostinho Santos.

This international competition began in 2007 with the theme "Inequality, Discrimination and Prejudice” and fits in the line of work this museum has developed within the framework of promoting the humour drawing, which the clearest expression is the PortoCartoon - World Festival.

In 2007, the book edited by the museum on the first edition of this European Cartoon Contest won the prize for best information of the European Year of Equal Opportunities for All, given by the European Union.

The Minister of the Presidency and the High Comissioner seeing the awarded cartoons

The UN High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations Jorge Sampaio with the Director of the Museum


HONOURABLE MENTION - Cristian Topan, Romania
untitled


HONOURABLE MENTION  - Pavel Constantin, Romania
untitled


  1ST PRIZE - Musa Gumus “Musa…”, Turkey
EU


2ND PRIZE  - Alessandro Gatto, Italy
Sublimation


 3RD PRIZE - Heino Partanen, Finland
Playing together


HONOURABLE MENTION - David Vela “David”, Spain
untitled


HONOURABLE MENTION - Mihai Ignat, Romania
untitled


 
HONOURABLE MENTION - Ahmet Aykanat, Turkey
Dialog


HONOURABLE MENTION - Oguz Gurel, Turkey
untitled

HONOURABLE MENTION  - Musa Gumus “Musa…”, Turkey
Border


HONOURABLE MENTION - Luc Vernimmen “Cul”, Belgium
Hitchhiking in Europe


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Portuguese Printing Press Museum
Portuguese-Brazilian
Salon of Humour

The relations of the Portuguese Printing Press Museum with Piracicaba will be intensified with a future Portuguese-Brazilian Salon of Humour. This salon will be biennial, and will happen alternately in Portugal and Brazil, with the possibility of being shown in other countries.
This initiative is part of a letter of Intent signed in June, the city of Porto, under the Protocol of Cooperation signed in 2005 in Brazil, by the Mayor of Piracicaba, Barjas Negri, former Minister of Health of the government of Fernando Henrique Cardoso and the director of the Portuguese Printing Press Museum and PortoCartoon-World Festival, Luís Humberto Marcos.
As per the excellent cooperation existing between these two entities, the Portuguese Printing Press Museum also commits itself to work with the city of Piracicaba in the implementation and technical and scientific monitoring of a Permanent Exhibition of Humour Drawing, in the same manner as the Cartoon International Gallery of that Portuguese museum.
The letter of Intent was signed by the Secretary of Culture of the city of Piracicaba, Omir José Lourenço and Luís Humberto Marcos.

Omir José came to Portugal with a Piracicaban delegation, to the opening of the 10th PortoCartoon. In this group was the well-known artist Edu Grosso, S. Paulo. For the second consecutive year, the cartoonist made a mural on a wall of the Portuguese Printing Press Museum , but this time outside the building. The Brazilian guests also participated in proclamation of Porto as the "Capital of the Cartoon". 
In August the Portuguese Printing Press Museum will take “PortoCartoon: Humour Globalization” exhibition to the 35th Piracicaba International Humour Show.
The Salon of Piracicaba happens continuously since 1974 and is one of the oldest shows of the cartoon in the world and the most important of all Latin America. The PortoCartoon is considered by the International Federation of Cartoonists’Organizations one of the three most important cartoon contest of the world.


 

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Portuguese Printing Press Museum
Human Rights in the 
10th PortoCartoon 


 

The 10th PortoCartoon-World Festival is open to the public on the International Cartoon Gallery of the Portuguese Printing Press Museum.
This tenth edition is dedicated to "Human Rights" and in the exhibition can be seen more than 400 cartoons from all around the world. 
The latest report of the International Amnesty reinforces the relevance of this subject by over than 500 participating artists in PortoCartoon of 2008. Distributed by 800 m2, between the International Cartoon Gallery and the Temporary Exhibitions Gallery, can be seen the four awarded works, the fifteen honourable mentions and the best cartoons sent to this festival. 
The cartoons in the tenth PortoCartoon exhibition with humour call the attention to the continuous violation of human rights in the 21st century, and in the year that marks the 
the 60 anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 
The well known Portuguese cartoonist Augusto Cid was the winner of the Grand Prize, becoming the first Portuguese artist to win the 1st prize of the festival which is celebrating its ten years. 
The 10th PortoCartoon also has a special participation of International Amnesty Portugal, an exhibition about Daumier, the “The Humour of Ronaldo" exhibition, which was the winner of the 9th PortoCartoon Prize of the Public PortoCartoon, the Caricature Festival and several extensions in the city of Porto. 

International Amnesty Exhibition

The IA in association to this PortoCartoon edition presents an exhibition and a film under the scope of this festival’s theme.
So called "The UDHR: 30 Portuguese Artists" the exhibition shows illustrations of the articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) which is celebrating its 60 years. 
The film, directed by Stephen Johnson, brings together 41 designers, musicians and producers who gave life to the 30 articles of the UDHR. 
The IA Portugal was also one of the entities that joined the International Jury, represented by its President, Lucília José Justino, helping to choose the best cartoons about "Human Rights". 

"Daumier: an immortal genius" Exhibition

The exhibition celebrates the bicentenary of the birth of the French Honore Daumier, one of the brightest satirical designers ever. Consisting on 30 drawings, the exhibition presents some rare pieces, such as colour lithographs, especially about the Portuguese civil war. The drawing, which shows the dispute of the crown between D. Miguel and D. Pedro, was made in 1833 and is one of the first works of this author. 

The PortoCartoon is a space of excellence for global humour, considered by the Federation of the Cartoonists’ Organizations, as one of the three most important cartoon contests in the world. 
Every year its exhibition receives thousands of visitors, both on the Portuguese Printing Press installations and on the several cities and countries where is presented.
The 10th PortoCartoon has the official sponsorship of Caixa Geral de Depósitos and can be seen until December 31st. The exhibition is open to the public in its schedule: every day 15h.-20h (including Sundays and holidays) from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. 
The Portuguese Printing Press Museum is located in Porto, near the Freixo Bridge and five minutes of CP (train station) / Metro of Campanhã. 

"The Humour of Ronaldo" 

Under the scope of the PortoCartoon activities is also the exhibition "The Humour of Ronaldo" showing more than half hundred cartoons made by the Brazilian who won the Prize of the Public of 9th PortoCartoon, on the "Globalization" theme.
Ronaldo Cunha Days was born in Rio Grande do Sul. He is cartoonist, doctor and surgeon. His works highlight the hidden dimension of much human behaviour. Since balloons that take the children away from their mothers, AIDS and the nuclear to the representation of an insatiable Eva eating apples, the works help to understand the complexity of the human being. 
The exhibition can be seen until July 31, in Shopping Centre Dolce Vita Porto. 

Recordholder of Guinness 
In the Festival of Caricature


Radu Cletiu, registered in the Guinness book as the fastest live caricature artist in the world, came the “Festival of Caricature" of the Portuguese Printing Press Museum. 
The festivities of the 10th PortoCartoon World Festival was held in the week-end of S. João, in Avenida dos Aliados where the public had opportunity to meet the artists from worldwide. 
There was this year awarded: Augusto Cid (Grand Prize), Muhittin Koroglu, from Turkey (Second Prize), Dálcio Machado, from Brazil and Taeyong Kang, from South Korea (Third Prize ex-aequo). The cartoonists Antonio Santos, Edu Grosso (Brazil), Harold Ortiz (Colombia) winners of honourable mentions were also present, and the Spanish Omar Perez and also known Portuguese cartoonists: Artur Ferreira, Ferreira dos Santos, Onofre Varela and Eugénio. 
Ronaldo Cunha Days, well known Brazilian cartoonist and winner of the Prize of the Public of 9th PortoCartoon, Georges Wolinski and the President General of the Federation of the Cartoonists’ Organizations, Marlene Pohle, also participated in the festivities. 
For the third consecutive year, the PortoCartoon gave a special animation to the Porto city during the festival of S. João.
The artists did “live cartoon” and the public could take home their "caricature". 
The Festival of Caricature was promoted by the Portuguese Printing Press Museum in partnership with Porto Lazer and the City Hall of Porto.

 


 The Cartoon Festival

 The Cartoon Festival


General view of the exhibition

  General view of the exhibition


From Right to left: Lucília José Justino, Luís Humberto Marcos, Helena Gil, Álvaro Castelo-Branco, Marlene Pohle and Omir José Lourenço.


  Augusto Cid receives 1st prize

  Muhittin Koroglu receives 2nd prize 

 Dálcio Machado receives 3rd prize 

  Taeyong Kang receives 3rd prize


Edu Grosso, kang, Cid, Koroglu, Marlene and Harold Ortiz.
Luís Humberto, Ronaldo and Dálcio.


  "Daumier: an immortal genius" Exhibition

   "Daumier: an immortal genius" Exhibition

  Detail of the International Amnesty Exhibition

  International Amnesty Exhibition 

 The Humour of Ronaldo - Dolce Vita Porto

 The Cartoon Festival

 The Cartoon Festival

 The Cartoon Festival


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Portuguese Printing Press Museum
Porto, Capital of the Cartoon
Proclaimed in 10 languages


 

10 cartoonists from several countries proclaimed in 10 different languages, the city of Porto as "Capital of the Cartoon" following a proposal made under the scope of the X-PortoCartoon World Festival to the Porto City Hall. 
The unveiling ceremony of a granite monument designed by Siza Vieira took place with the presence of the town councillor of Culture and important artists of the cartoon worldwide. 
Gonçalo Gonçalves read a message from the President of the Porto City Hall, which highlighted the importance of the cartoon as "a way of artistic, media and cultural expression" considering cartoonists the "privileged interpreters" of reality. 
The monument located at the top of Avenida dos Aliados, includes the cartoon of the Turkish Musa Gumus, winner of the Grand Prize of this festival 8th edition “Desertification and Land Degradation”. In this monument you can also be seen the scheme of the trophy designed by Siza Vieira and the inscription Porto Capital of the Cartoon. 
The proclamation was read in 10 different languages. In German was read by the Presidente General of the Federation of the Cartoonists’Organizations (FECO), Marlene Pohle; in French, by George Wolinski; in Turkish by Muhittin Koroglu; in Spanish by the Colombian Harold Ortiz, in Galician by Xaquin Marin, in Korean by Taeyong Kang, in Esperanto by Edu Grosso, in Romanian was read by Radu Cletiu; into English by Ronaldo Cunha Days and in Portuguese by the cartoonist Onofre Varela. 
Luis Humberto Marcos, director of PortoCartoon and the Portuguese Printing Press Museum said the proclamation was "a special moment for the museum and for the festival”, which is celebrating 10 years of existence. He also said that "Porto is a city that justifies the designation of Capital of the Cartoon", and explained why: Porto "hás two from the oldest newspapers in Europe (one of them – O Primeiro de Janeiro - celebrates 140 years); at the end of the 19th century and early 20th , Porto had the humoristic newspaper, “O Sorvete” which was published for 24 years; Porto has the only Cartoon international gallery of the Iberian peninsula; has the only Cartoon Virtual Museum; and a festival that is celebrating a decade".
George Wolinski, an important French cartoonist, and collaborator of publications such as the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo or the magazine Paris Match, and President to the International Jury of the PortoCartoon, referred to the PortoCartoon event as a "unique in the world", saying that Portugal is still one of the few countries where there is "a great tradition of humour drawing”.
As per Marlene Pohle "the cartoon is not only an element of humour, but can also be used as a weapon against the negative things done by the politicians". 
The PortoCartoon-World Festival is considered by the FECO as one of the three most important cartoon contests in the world. Its exhibitions have been shown in the following countries: Argentina, Brazil, Spain, France and Mexico, some of them more than once.


 The international cartoonists build a puzzle 
with the draw that it is the monument 

Councillor of Culture and the PortoCartoon director

The international cartoonists group 
that has read the proclamation 

The international cartoonists and individualities group 
from Brazil that come to Portugal for the 
X PortoCartoon-World Festival.

Proclamation in Portuguese

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Portuguese Printing Press Museum
Portuguese Printing Press Museum 
Augusto Cid wins 
X PortoCartoon 



The well known Portuguese cartoonist Augusto Cid was the winner of the 10th PortoCartoon World Festival, organized by the Portuguese Printing Press Museum, and with the Official Sponsorship of Caixa Geral de Depósitos.
The second prize was to Muhittin Koroglu, from Turkey and the third prize was awarded to two cartoonists ex aequo: Dalcio Machado, from Brazil and Taeyong Kang, from South Korea 
"The Olympic flame", was the title of the winner cartoon, and calls the attention to the multiple violations of Human Rights of China on Tibet. 
Augusto Cid collaborates weekly with the newspaper SOL and had an anthological exhibition on the Portuguese Printing Press Museum, in 2004. Called "The Knight of the cartoon" the exhibition presented about 120 of his best cartoons made throughout his career. 
The "Human Rights" was the theme chosen for this PortoCartoon edition and assumes a particular relevance at this time with the Olympic flame's problems on its journey to China. 
As the quality of the works received was of a very high level, the PortoCartoon international jury had also given 15 Honourable Mentions to cartoonists from 10 countries. Special attention deserves an honourable mention given for the second consecutive year to the Portuguese artist Antonio Santos. 
The winners will receive a monetary prize and bottles of special Port Wine (special reserve) together with the trophy and diploma. 
This is the first time over the ten years of this festival we registered such a geographical enlargement of the participation, 70 countries. This means a growth of 20% when comparing it with 2007. Moreover, both in terms of cartoonists and works the participation of previous years was exceed. The organization of PortoCartoon received almost 2000 drawings of more than 500 artists. Brazil is the country with more participants - more than 50 cartoonists, with 200 works. In second place was Portugal, followed by Iran. 

The international jury of X PortoCartoon was presided by Marlene Pohle, president of FECO and had the following members: Xaquin Marin, director of the Museo de Humor de Fene (Spain), Julio Dolbeth, from the Faculdade de Belas Artes do Porto, Lucília José Justino, President of Amnesty International of Portugal; Naoki Seshimo, Japanese architect; Nuno Costa Santos, representative of Produções Fictícias; Raquel Almeida, representing the Ministry of Culture and Luís Humberto Marcos, director of PortoCartoon and Museum. 


Grand Prize
 Augusto Cid, Portugal
Title: The Olympic flame
Theme: “Human Rights"


2nd prize 
Muhittin Koroglu, Turkey 
Untitled 
Theme: “Human Rights"


 3rd Prize (ex-aequo)
Dalcio Machado, Brazil
Untitled 
Theme: “Human Rights"


  3rd Prize (ex-aequo)
Taeyong Kang, Soul Korea 
Title: “drought”
Free subject

 

The PortoCartoon is considered by FECO (Federation of Cartoonists Organisations) as one of the three most important festivals of humour in the entire world. FECO is the most important international cartoonists’ organization and represents more than 2000 artists of 30 countries.

The PortoCartoon has been annually organized since 1998, and this year celebrates its 10th anniversary. Always with themes of great impact worldwide, this international cartoon festival already had the participation of more than 4000 artists from all over the world, and has in its property nearly 13500 works, and among it you can find some of the most well known artists of the world.
Several hundreds of thousands of visitors have seen the ninth editions of PortoCartoon which took place on the Portuguese Printing Press Museum, and in the several cities where exhibited, including countries as Argentina, Brazil, Spain and Mexico. 

The winners of the X PortoCartoon will receive their trophies and prizes during the opening ceremony of the exhibition to be held on the Portuguese Printing Press Museum, in June, during the S. João of Porto festivities.
 


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Portuguese Printing Press Museum
Public gives the IX PortoCartoon 
Award to Brazilian Ronaldo 

 

The Brazilian Ronaldo Cunha Dias won the Prize of the Public IX PortoCartoon-World Festival, organized by the Portuguese Printing Press Museum.
Thousands of people participated on this voting and have chosen, through the Internet and in the various places where this exhibition could be seen, their favourite cartoon, in spite of the of the choice made by the international jury of the competition, presided by the French cartoonist G. Wolinski. 

The public chose as the best work "Dance" of Ronaldo, a cartoonist finalist of the 9th PortoCartoon dedicated to "Globalisation". 
As a result of this prize, the author will present an author individual exhibition with 100 of his best works at the same time as the X PortoCartoon-World Festival, in June. 

Ronaldo Cunha Dias was born in the Brazilian city of Vacaria, Rio Grande do Sul, in 1951. He is a physician and surgeon dedicated to the cartoon since 1985. Already published 4 books of cartoons and received dozens of top prizes on national and international festivals of cartoon. It is customary presence in the most prestigious festivals of humour that take place throughout the world. 
The “Public’s Prize" initiative began on 2006, and the cartoon of Belgian Ludo Goderis, awarded that year with the Third Prize, won this competition. His individual exhibition was seen by thousands of people in Porto and Lisbon. 
The voting took place worldwide, in the Cartoon Virtual Museum with 35 cartoons in competition (winners, honourable mentions and finalists) that could be seen in detail for the vote. 
The PortoCartoon has been an area of excellence for humour worldwide and is considered by the Federation of Cartoonists’ Organizations (FECO) as one of the three important festivals of humour in the entire world when considering the cartoonist’s participation and monetary prizes. 


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Portuguese Printing Press Museum
The "Human Rights"
Theme PortoCartoon 2008

 
 

The Brazilian Ronaldo Cunha Dias won the Prize of the Public IX PortoCartoon-World Festival, organized by the Portuguese Printing Press Museum.
Thousands of people participated on this voting and have chosen, through the Internet and in the various places where this exhibition could be seen, their favourite cartoon, in spite of the of the choice made by the international jury of the competition, presided by the French cartoonist G. Wolinski. 

The public chose as the best work "Dance" of Ronaldo, a cartoonist finalist of the 9th PortoCartoon dedicated to "Globalisation". 
As a result of this prize, the author will present an author individual exhibition with 100 of his best works at the same time as the X PortoCartoon-World Festival, in June. 

Ronaldo Cunha Dias was born in the Brazilian city of Vacaria, Rio Grande do Sul, in 1951. He is a physician and surgeon dedicated to the cartoon since 1985. Already published 4 books of cartoons and received dozens of top prizes on national and international festivals of cartoon. It is customary presence in the most prestigious festivals of humour that take place throughout the world. 
The “Public’s Prize" initiative began on 2006, and the cartoon of Belgian Ludo Goderis, awarded that year with the Third Prize, won this competition. His individual exhibition was seen by thousands of people in Porto and Lisbon. 
The voting took place worldwide, in the Cartoon Virtual Museum with 35 cartoons in competition (winners, honourable mentions and finalists) that could be seen in detail for the vote. 
The PortoCartoon has been an area of excellence for humour worldwide and is considered by the Federation of Cartoonists’ Organizations (FECO) as one of the three important festivals of humour in the entire world when considering the cartoonist’s participation and monetary prizes. 


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Portuguese Printing Press Museum
The "Human Rights"
Theme PortoCartoon 2008

 
 

The Portuguese Printing Press Museum internationally launch the theme of the X PortoCartoon-World Festival ¬ "Human Rights", on the same day that the heads of state of 27 countries of the European Union sign the new Treaty of Lisbon and approve the charter of fundamental rights of the European citizens.
With the choice of this theme, the organizer of PortoCartoon wants the cartoonists worldwide to focus on the continued violation of human rights in the 21st century, and after more than two centuries of French Revolution (1789).
According to the general rules of this contest “this is a subject that crosses the world, from the most assumed countries in matters of the rights legislation to the most retrograde in the law and its practise... The theme is even justified by the fact that every day there are individual, collective, social, economic and cultural rights in question.

 

As one of the most important rights is the freedom of press, it is also fair and opportune with this 10th PortoCartoon to evoke and pay tribute to John Milton, the author of the first speech on this topic. The poet of the “Paradise Lost” was born 400 years ago (1608) and his speech, named Areopagitica was made in the English parliament in 1644.
The active intervention of the cartoonists all over the world is very relevant on the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of the Human Rights.
For those who eventually do not wish to participate under this theme, there will be a Free Category. The international politics, the social life, the communication and other themes can always by a way of expressing the humour art.
The winners of PortoCartoon will receive a monetary prize, the trophy of the festival, designed by Arqto Siza Vieira and special bottles of Port wine.
G. Wolinski presides to the international jury that has the following members: the President of FECO (Federation of Cartoonists’ Organizations), Marlene Pohle; representatives of the Ministry of Culture, the Faculty of Fine Arts of Porto, the Portuguese Printing Press Museum and any representatives of other institutions related to the cartoon.
The X PortoCartoon-World Festival has the official sponsorship of the Caixa Geral de Depósitos and will be inaugurated during the festivities of the city of Porto in June.

The works to the X PortoCartoon should arrive at the Portuguese Printing Press Museum (E.N. 108, nº 206, 4300-316 Porto, Portugal) with the entry form until 31 March 2008.

The PortoCartoon has been a space of excellence for humour worldwide and is considered by FECO (Federation of Cartoonists’ Organizations) as one of the three most important cartoon contests in the world, either for the participation number of artists worldwide and also for the value of its prizes.
The PortoCartoon began in 1999, and its exhibition receives every year thousands of visitors, both on the Portuguese Printing Press Museum installations and on the several cities and countries where is presented.


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Portuguese Printing Press Museum
Best Cartoons of the European Prize in postcards
 

 
 

The visitors to the Portuguese Printing Press Museum already can buy the best cartoons of the European Cartoon Contest "Inequalities, Discrimination and Prejudice" which catalogue received in 2007 the prize for BETTER INFORMATION of the European Year of Equal Opportunities for All.
A collection of postcards of 26 cartoons, presents the awarded, the honourable mentions and the finalists of the contest promoted by the National Institute for Rehabilitation and organized by the Portuguese Printing Press Museum.
The cartoons show the best of European humour on an issue that concerns us all, and were made exclusively by European authors from countries such as: Belgium, Belarus, Bulgaria, Spain, France, England, Moldova, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Sweden, Turkey and Ukraine.
These cartoons can also be seen in the book, awarded with the prize for BETTER INFORMATION of the European Year of Equal Opportunities for All.
Under the scope of this European Cartoon Contest the exhibition of the best works had been seen by several thousand of visitors, in Rossio Railway Station, in Lisbon.
The postcards can be purchased together or individually, on the museum and on its online store.


 


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Portuguese Printing Press Museum
Book of Humour against Discrimination
Awarded by the European Commission


 
The book of cartoons "Inequalities, Discrimination and Prejudice" produced by the Portuguese Printing Press Museum, organizer of PortoCartoon-World Festival, won the prize for BEST INFORMATION of the European Year of Equal Opportunities for All.
This catalogue is a result from the European Cartoon Contest with the same name, organized by the Portuguese Institute for Rehabilitation (INR) in partnership with the Portuguese Printing Press Museum, for European artists.
The book brings together the 200 best works of the contest, including the awarded ones, the finalists and honourable mentions. It has 135 pages, is bilingual (Portuguese / English) and includes messages from the Portuguese Secretary of State for Rehabilitation and all members of the international jury of the contest: Marlene Pohle, president to the jury and FECO (Germany), Luís Humberto Marcos, director of PortoCartoon and the Portuguese Printing Press Museum; Xaquin Marin, director of the Museo de Humor (Fene / Spain); Andreia Marques, the Portuguese Institute for Rehabilitation, Luís Gouveia, DFJ Vinhos Marketing director.
The book can be purchased at the on-line store of the Portuguese Printing Press Museum.
The BEST INFORMATION Prize was announced during the Closing Conference of the European Year held in Lisbon, on November 20, in the context of the Portuguese Presidency of the European Union.
The 600 participants in the conference voted on 30 products, produced under the theme of the European Year in 3 categories: visual, audiovisual and information. In category Visual won a poster of Belgium referring to the non-discrimination, in the category Audiovisual won a TV spot of Poland that warned the public to the need of educating children not to commit discriminatory practices, and the European Cartoon Contest catalogue, from the Portuguese Printing Press Museum, representing Portugal, won the Information category.
The exhibition of the European Cartoon Contest, named “Inequality, Discrimination and Prejudices” , was shown to the public in the Rossio Station, in Lisbon, and it was visited by several thousand people.


 


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PortoCartoon in Mexico (Guadalajara)
Virtual Exhibition shows
Ibero-American Humour


 

This exhibition is composed by half hundred cartoons and presents the works of the "Ibero-American artists” awarded in the various editions of PortoCartoon-World Festival. This is a virtual exhibition, named "Ibero-American Humour in PortoCartoon".
The works shown in this exhibition were selected by the international jury of the contest (presided by Wolinski, famous French cartoonist), which each year has the task of choosing the best works received from all around the world. This is the first virtual exhibition organized under PortoCartoon-World Festival and it can be seen the works made by artists from Spain, Portugal, Argentina, Brazil, Cuba and Mexico, among other Latin American countries.
In the past nine editions of PortoCartoon, five Latin American artists were awarded. Angel Boligán Corbo won the grand prize of II PortoCartoon and several honourable mentions in the following years. Boligan was born in Cuba but is naturalized Mexican. It works like editorial cartoonist in the daily newspaper El Universal.

The Brazilian Cau Gomez, from Bahia, won the IX PortoCartoon dedicated to Ecotourism. On the first edition of this festival, the Spanish Madrigal was awarded with the third prize. David Vela, also Spanish, won the second prize in the VII PortoCartoon. This year’s edition awarded the Brazilian DaCosta with the second prize.
The cartoons show the strength of reflexive humour regarding the most worrying problems of the world such as pollution, hunger, consumerism, lack of water, the abuse of power, desertification and globalization, among others.
For the Portuguese Printing Press Museum, the presence of this exhibition in X Ibero-American Congress of Communication, in Mexico, is like a bridge between cultures, countries and regions in the context of the internationalization of PortoCartoon-World Festival. The trophy designed by architect Siza Vieira clearly shows this interculturality.
The PortoCartoon has been a space of excellence for humour worldwide and is considered by FECO (Federation of Cartoonists’ Organizations) as one of the three most important cartoon contests in the world.


 


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Estação do Rossio, in Lisbon
European Cartoon Contest exhibition
200 Cartoons against Discrimination


 

Thousands of visitors has seen the European Cartoon Contest exhibition “Inequalities, Discrimination and Prejudice” at the Estação do Rossio, in Lisbon.
With almost 200 works, the exhibition showed the awarded, the honourable mentions and the best works of the European Cartoon Contest promoted by The
Portuguese Institute for the Rehabilitation and organized by The Portuguese Printing Press Museum, as per the designation of 2007 as the European Year of Equal Opportunities for All.
The museum was the entity chosen to be partner of this European unique initiative and was responsible for the contest organization, for the setting of the works chosen for the exhibition and the catalogue production.
The exhibition, which commissioner was Luís Humberto Marcos, director of the museum, has works of artists from 29 European countries, so different as Germany, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Spain, Slovakia, Greece, Italy, England, Israel, Holland, Macedonia, Poland, Ukraine, amongst other.
Portugal is the most participated country with works in this exhibition with 16 authors. Romania, Serbia and Turkey were also very participative.
The visitors could see caricatured different ways of discrimination, prejudice and stereotypes that affect thousands everyday.
The Portuguese Ministry of Work and Social Solidarity, Vieira da Silva, presided to the inauguration ceremony, and delivered the trophies to the winners of the contest: Ludo Goderis (Belgium), Grand Prize: NAPO (France), 2nd Prize; Musa Gumus (Turkey), 3rd Prize. The honourable mentions Gabriel Rusu (Romania) and Valeriu Kurtu (Moldavia) were also present in the ceremony.
On the same occasion was launched the catalogue “Inequalities, Discrimination and Prejudice”. This was a co-edition of the Museu Nacional da Imprensa and Edições Afrontamento, with 135 pages, bilingual (Portuguese/English) and shows the best 200 works, including the awarded, the honourable mentions and the finalists ones. The book includes a message of the Portuguese Secretary for the Rehabilitation,
Idália Moniz and original texts of all members of the international jury: Marlene Pohle, president of the Jury and Federation of the Cartoonists’ Organizations (Germany), Luís Humberto Marcos, director of PortoCartoon and The Portuguese Printing Press Museum; Andreia Marques, the Portuguese Institute for the Rehabilitation; Luís Gouveia, DFJ Vinhos Marketing director; and Xaquin Marín, director of the Museo de Humor (Fene/Spain).
The catalogue can be bought on the Portuguese Printing Press Museum installations or on its
on-line store.

Estação do Rossio


Delivery of prizes ceremony

 Delivery of prizes ceremony

 General view of the exhibition

Ludo Goderis thanks the prize

Napo thanks the prize

Musa Gumus thanks the prize


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The PortoCartoon-World Festival was exhibited in France on the biggest European humour salon, for the second time in two years, with the official sponsorship of Caixa Geral de Depósitos.

The exhibition “Desertification and Land Degradation” was the Portuguese presence on the “26eme Salon International du Dessin de Press et d’Humour”, of St. Just Le Martel.

With a set of 60 cartoons, this exhibition presented the awarded works, the honourable mentions and the works selected by the international jury of the 8th edition of the PortoCartoon contest.

When choosing this theme, the PortoCartoon organization wanted the cartoonists worldwide to think with humour about this drama that affects the life quality of billions of citizens.

This PortoCartoon works presented in France sent from many different countries, such as Germany, Argentina, Brazil, China. Mexico, Nigeria, and show, once again, the strength of the cartoon as a universal language.

The French humour salon is happening since more than 25 years ago and every year receives some of the best cartoonists in the world. It always shows great thematic and author exhibitions. This salon first prize is a cow, since the region is very rich in cattle breeding.

The presence of PortoCartoon in “the French capital of humour” is under the scope of a protocol signed in 2006, between the City Hall of St. Just le Martel and the Portuguese Printing Press Museum. This was another step on this Portuguese festival internationalisation, aiming at the reinforcement of its importance as an attraction point for the important names of the worldwide humour.

  


 

 


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Portuguese Institute for the Rehabilitation | Museu Nacional da Imprensa
Cartoonist from Belgium wins
The European Cartoon Contest

 

Ludo Goderis, from Belgium, won the Grand Prize of The European Cartoon Contest - Inequalities, Discrimination and Prejudice -, organised by the Instituto Nacional para a Reabilitação (The Portuguese Institute for the Rehabilitation) and the Portuguese Printing Press Museum. The Second Prize was to the French António Mongiello “NAPO” and the Third Prize was to Musa Gumus, from Turkey.

The international Jury also gave 12 Honourable Mentions to artists from 10 countries. The work of 11 finalists was also appreciated by the Jury.

The Grand Prize will receive a prize for the value of € 5000, and the second and third prizes will receive, respectively, € 2500 and € 1500.

The contest received more than half a thousand works, from the most differen european countries, being Portugal the most participative, followed by Romania, Serbia and Turkey. This contest was for European authors, of any country, being part or not of the 27 countries of the European Union.

This unique initiative is in accordance with the proclamation by the European Council of 2007 as the European Year of Equal Opportunities for All - Towards a Just Society. The contest’s purpose was to challenge he European Union artists to make cartoons on stereotypes, prejudice and all kind of discriminations, in matters of sex, racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation.

The Portuguese Institute for the Rehabilitation and the Portuguese Printing Press Museum look forward that the European think over with humour about a behaviour that thousands of human beings face daily because of the non-acceptance of the diversity and the violation of their rights, facing exclusion and vulnerable situations.

The International Jury was presided by Marlene Pohle, General President to the Federation of Cartoonists’ Organisations (Germany) and had the following members: Luís Humberto Marcos, PortoCartoon and The Portuguese Printing Press Museum’s director; Andreia Marques of The Portuguese Institute for the Rehabilitation; Luís Gouveia, Marketing Director of DFJ Wines; and Xaquin Marin, director of the Museo de Humor de Fene (Spain).

The prizes will be delivered in a public ceremony and the exhibition inauguration will take place in Lisbon, on October.
 

Selection for exhibition and catalogue


 Grand Prize
Ludo Goderis | Bélgica
Title: “Right of way”

 2º Prize | Antonio Mongiello “Napo”
França
Title: “Exclusion”

3º Prize | Musa Gumus
Turquia
Title: “Wolf”
 

  
Public presentation of the winners in Lisbon, presided by the Portuguese Secretary for the Rehabilitation and Integration for Disability.

     
From right to left: Luísa Portugal, INR Director; Luís Humberto Marcos, the Portuguese Printing Press Museum director; Idália Moniz, Portuguese State Adjunct Secretary for the Rehabilitation: Elza Pais, coordinator of the Portuguese Mission for the European Year, Luís Gouveia, DFJ Wine director.


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Portuguese Printing Press Museum
The “Globalisation” of the Humour
On the 9th PortoCartoon

 

The 9th PortoCartoon exhibition exhibition showed more than 400 works from the five continents in the International Cartoon Gallery of the Portuguese Printing Press Museum.
The public could see the awarded cartoons, the honourable mentions and works from distant and different countries as Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, India, Japan, Indonesia, Mexico, South Korea, and many others.
The Globalisation theme had called the special attention of cartoonists worldwide which made this 9th PortoCartoon the most participated edition. When choosing this theme, the Portuguese Printing Press Museum wanted the public worldwide to think with humour about the impact globalisation affects worldwide the different sectors of society.

The Portuguese Secretary of Culture, Mário Vieira de Carvalho presided to the official ceremony, handed over the trophies and awards to the artists: Grzegorz Szumowski, from Poland, 1st Prize; DaCosta, from Brazil, 2nd Prize ex-aequo; Ludo Goderis, from Belgium; Ajubel, from Spain and António Santos, from Portugal,
Honourable Mentions. The Belgian cartoonist had also opened his own exhibition, since he was the winner of The Public Prize of PortoCartoon 2006.
Many personalities were present in the ceremony, namely the president to the international jury of the contest, Georges Wolinski (France), and the President of FECO, Marlene Pohle (Germany), also author of one exhibition presented on this occasion.

The PortoCartoon has the official sponsorship of
Caixa Geral de Depósitos and this edition includes also the installation “Portugal-Brazil: the escape to success”, of Edu Grosso e Acácio de Carvalho; two author’s exhibitions: “Tango” of Marlene Pohle and “Ludo Goderis Humour”, and the “Cartoon Festival”.

The installation “Portugal-Brazil: the escape to success”, of Edu Grosso e Acácio de Carvalho evokes the D. João VI escape to Brazil on the 29th November 1807 and his arrival at Rio de Janeiro on March 1808.
The wall reflects these two artists way of seeing this period of the Portuguese and Brazilian History, which bicentenary is commemorated in 2008.
The Brazilian artist Edu painted a Rio de Janeiro image with images of some historical personalities, such as Carlota Joaquina, D. Maria and D. João VI and also Indians, parrots and monkeys. Acácio made a giant acrylic painting.
Edu Grosso is a well known artist in S. Paulo, with many awards on the best Brazilian graphic humour festivals and several on international ones. Acácio de Carvalho teaches on ESE-I.P.Porto. He worked for ten years as graphic designer in JN, a Portuguese daily newspaper and had participated in more than a hundred theatre productions, as an actor, stage manager and mainly as scenographer. He also had participated in many exhibitions.

This installation puts in action an agreement between this museum and the city of Piracicaba (estate of S. Paulo, Brazil), aiming to the development of joint initiatives on the humour drawing. The International Salon of Humour of Piracicaba is the world oldest graphic humour organisation and happens every year since 1974.

Tango

The President of FECO exhibition has thirty works about the “caliente” dance known as Tango.
Marlene Pohle was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She created the Federation of Cartoonists’ Organizations (FECO) together with some colleagues from Holland and Belgium. Since then, Marlene began to participate in festivals and international humour contests. In 1977 FECO Germany was created and Marlene Pohle was its first President and also helped in the creation of FECO Argentina. Marlene is the General President of FECO since June 2005, and she is regularly invited to Cartoon international festivals.

The Humour of Ludo Goderis

“The Humour of Ludo Goderis” showed a hundred works from this Belgian artist who won the choice of the public for PortoCartoon 2006. The exhibition was displayed in the cities of Porto and Lisbon, and was visited by thousands of visitors. The Public’s Prize had thousands of participations and the public could choose its favourite drawing, independently of the choice of the jury of this festival. The public choose the
3rs Prize awarded of the VIII PortoCartoon-World Festival.

Thousands on the Cartoon Festival

Thousands participated on the Cartoon Festival of the Portuguese Printing Press Museum, during the S. João festivities. This was an initiative of the 9th PortoCartoon co-organized with PortoLazer and Oporto City Hall (Câmara Municipal do Porto). This “Festival” took place during the weekend (23-24 June) in a giant tent in Praça da Liberdade (Porto centre) where people could have their caricature made by Portuguese and international artists, namely by this edition awarded cartoonists.

The PortoCartoon-World Festival is annual since 1999 and FECO (Federations of Cartoonists’ Organizations) considered it as one of the three most important cartoon contest of the world. The exhibition is seen by thousands of visitors in our museum and on the several cities where is shown.

 

 


 General view of the exhibition

Grzegorz Szumowski receives 1st prize

 
Dacosta receives 2nd prize 

From right to left: Ludo Goderis, Szumowski, Luís Humberto Marcos, DaCosta, António Santos and Ajubel.

 
Installation “Portugal-Brazil

 
Edu Grosso wall

 
  Acácio de Carvalho acrylic painting.

 
Exposição de Marlene Pohle

"The Humor of Ludo Goderis" Exhibition - Dolce Vita

 
The Cartoon Festival

The Cartoon Festival

 
The Cartoon Festival

The Cartoon Festival

The Cartoon Festival


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Portuguese Printing Press Museum
  9th PortoCartoon Book
 



 
 

The visitors of the Portuguese Printing Press Museum already can take home the 9th PortoCartoon catalogue, which main theme is the “Globalisation”.
Co-edited by the Portuguese Printing Press Museum and Edições Afrontamento, this catalogue shows the 350 exhibition selected cartoons, including the awarded, the honourable mentions and the finalist ones.
The catalogue with 267 pages is bilingual (Portuguese and English) and you can find there the original texts of all the members of the international Jury of this contest: Georges Wolinski, well known French cartoonist and president to the Jury; Marlene Pohle, General President of FECO (Germany); Xaquin Marín, Director of the Museo de Humor de Fene (Spain); Júlio Dolbeth, from the Faculdade de Belas Artes do Porto and Luís Humberto Marcos, Director of PortoCartoon and the Portuguese Printing Press Museum.
There you can appreciate works from such distant and different countries as Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, India, Japan, Indonesia, Mexico, South Korea, and so many others.
The Globalisation theme had called the special attention of cartoonists worldwide which made this 9th PortoCartoon the most participated edition. The woks show, with humour and satire, the impact of globalisation worldwide and how its affects the different sectors of society, from Economy to Politics.
The PortoCartoon-World Festival is annual since 1999 and FECO (Federation of Cartoonists’ Organizations) considered it as one of the three most important cartoon contest of the world. Hundreds of cartoonists participate on this contest and their works “ennoble the universal cartoon language”.
The catalogue can be bought on the Portuguese Printing Press Museum installations or on its on-line store.


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Portuguese Printing Press Museum
  PortoCartoon in Postcards
 


 

 

The visitors of the Portuguese Printing Press Museum are able to take home the best of the PortoCartoon-World Festival.

The museum has tree packs of postcards representing the cartoons awarded in the several editions of the PortoCartoon-World Festival. It deals with such variety of themes such as “Discoveries and Oceans”; “The turn of the century/millennium”; “Bridges/Gutenberg”; “Ecotourism”; “Water”; “Sports and Society”, “Humour and Society”, “Desertification and Land Degradation” and 2007 theme “Globalization”.

The cartoons of this packs demonstrate very well the reflexive strength of humour on the most concerning problems of the world: war, pollution, famine, consumerism, scarcity of water, abuse of power, terrorism, etc…

PortoCartoon takes place annually, since 1999, and there are hundreds of cartoonists that participate every year with works that do “ennoble the universal language of the cartoon.”

The pack of postcards is available both on the Portuguese Printing Press Museum’s store and on the online store.
 

 

 

 

 

Portuguese Printing Press Museum
Poland Cartoonist
Wins IX PortoCartoon

 

The cartoonist Gregorz Szumovski from Poland was the winner of the IX PortoCartoon-World Festival Grand Prize, organised by The Portuguese Printing Press Museum, in Porto, Portugal, which Official Sponsorship of Caixa Geral de Depósitos.
Osvaldo da Silva Costa from Brazil and Alessandro Gatto from Italy won the second prize ex-aequo and the third prize was to Rang Tan Li from China.
As the quality of the works received was of a very high level, the PortoCartoon international jury had also given 15 Honourable Mentions to cartoonists from 10 countries.
The PortoCartoon is considered by FECO (Federation of Cartoonists Organizations) as one of the three most important festivals of humour in the entire world when considering cartoonist participation and monetary prizes. This mark of honour puts Portugal in the top of the international cartoon contests. FECO is the most important international cartoonists’ organisation and represents more than 2000 artists of 30 countries.
The PortoCartoon international jury has presided by Georges Wolinski, and had the followings members: Marlene Pohle, FECO’s President General; Xaquin Marín, director of the Museu do Humor de Fene (Spain); Júlio Dolbeth, from Faculdade de Belas Artes (Portugal) and Luís Humberto Marcos, director of The Portuguese Printing Press Museum.
This year edition participation was bigger than in the earliest festivals, receiving more than 1700 works, from nearly 500 cartoonists, from 60 countries. Brazil was the most representative country in the contest with more than 250 works, followed by Iran (134) and Portugal in the third place with approximately 102 woks sent by 29 cartoonists.
The Globalisation was the chosen theme for the 9th PortoCartoon edition, as can read in the general rules of this contest edition “Never as today the process of globalisation had been so strong and with so many repercussions… the consequences of the globalisation spread themselves positive and negatively in economical, politics, industrial, commercial, sports, scientific, cultural, etc, terms”:
When choosing this theme, the Portuguese Printing Press Museum, that organizes this Festival, wanted the cartoonists worldwide to think with humour about the impact globalisation affects worldwide the different sectors of society.
The winners will receive their trophies, monetary prizes and bottles of special Port wine during the VIII PortoCartoon-World Festival inauguration that will take place on end of June, during the S. João of Porto festivities at the Portuguese Printing Press Museum.
The PortoCartoon began in 1999, presided by the former President to the Portuguese Republic, Jorge Sampaio. Every year its exhibition receives thousands of visitors, both on the Portuguese Printing Press installations and on the several cities and coutries where is presented. Last year the best of the PortoCartoon could be seen in Brazil, Spain and France.
 

The jury selecting the winner and finalists cartoons.


1st Prize
Grzegorz Szumovski, Poland
Theme “Globalization”
Untitled
 


2nd Prize ex-aequo
Osvaldo da Silva Costa, Brazil
Theme “Globalization”
Title: "Motoperpetuo"
 


2nd Prize ex-aequo
Alessandro Gatto, Italy
Theme “Globalization”
Title: "Shopping"
 


3rd Prize
Run Tang Li, China
Free subject
Untitled
 


The jury selecting the winner and finalists cartoons.
 

PortoCartoon international jury. From right to left: Júlio Dolbeth, from Faculdade de Belas Artes (Portugal); Marlene Pohle, FECO’s President General; Georges Wolinski (France); Luís Humberto Marcos, director of The Portuguese Printing Press Museum and Xaquin Marín, director of the Museu do Humor de Fene (Galiza/Spain)
  


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Portuguese Printing Press Museum      
New International Cartoon Gallery
Showed VIII PortoCartoon

 

The new International Cartoon Gallery of the Portuguese Printing Press Museum showed the VIII PortoCartoon-World Festival. The gallery has more than 400 m2 and presented 250 cartoons of the eighth edition of the PortoCartoon-World Festival, namely the works awardees, the honourables mentions and the best drawings selected by the international jury of the competition.

The “Desertification and Land Degradation” was the chosen theme for the 8th PortoCartoon edition, in accordance to UN when declaring 2006 as the International Year of Desertification.

The PortoCartoon-World Festival is considered by FECO as one of the three most important festivals of humoristic drawing in the entire world.

In parallel with the PortoCartoon exhibition, the public could see at the museum’s Temporary Exhibition Gallery, two international cartoon exhibitions: “Feco World Winners” (England) and “Piracicaba Humour” (Brazil).

All together, the public could appreciate more than 450 cartoons distributed by 800 m2. It could been seen works of five continents, from distant and different countries as Azerbaijan, Australia, Algeria, Brazil, China, Colombia, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Macedonia, Romania, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine and Uzbekistan, among others, beyond the main European countries, including Portugal.

The VIII PortoCartoon-World Festival was opened in June 2006 and the session included the delivery of the awards to the winners, the opening of the PortoCartoon exhibition and the inauguration of the others international exhibitions. For the first time, the trophy drawn for the Portuguese architect Siza Vieira was given to the awards cartoonists.
The ceremony counted on the presences of: Rosangela Camolose, Secretary of the Cultural Action of Piracicaba; Maria Ivete Araújo, directress of the International salon of Humour of Piracicaba; Marlene Pohle, President of FECO and member of the jury; Xaquin Marin, director of the Museo of humour of Fene (Spain) and member of the jury. The winners of VIII the PortoCartoon: Musa Gümüs, from Turkey (1º Prize), Fero Kudlac, from Slovakia (2º prize), Ludo Goderis, from Belgium (3º prize) and Heino Partanen, from Finland (3º prize Ex-aequo with the special prize Port Wine) had been in the Museum and had received the monetary prizes, the trophies and bottles of Port Wine of Romariz (special reserve).

 

Internationalization

The PortoCartoon of 2006 marks a new stage in the internationalization of the festival and its importance in the international context, for the high quality reached and the obtained participation.

In the unanimous opinion of the international jury, that was presided again by the French cartoonist Georges Wolinski, this edition was marked for the excellency of cartoon that take the jury to attribute, for beyond the main awardees, eighteen honourables Mentions, in the set of the subjects. Thousands of works, from four hundred cartoonists, half hundred of countries, representatives of the five continents, reinforce the importance of the art of the humoristic drawing as the language most universal.

 

Another stage of the internationalization of the PortoCartoon is the presentation of two exhibitions of great international importance.

The signature of a protocol between the Portuguese Museum and the FECO organization in November of 2005 allows the presentation of the exposition "Feco World Winners” in Portugal. The FECO is the most important international organization of cartoonists representing more than 2000 artists of 30 countries. The exhibition was open in the United Kingdom in 2005 and arrived to Porto city, after passed for Egypt and Bulgaria.

The exhibition “Piracicaba Humour” shows more then a hundred of cartoons awardees in the festivals carried through the 32 years of existence of the International salon of Humour of Piracicaba, in Brazil. This is the most lasting organization of graphical humour of the world, performing every year since 1974. The coming of this exhibition to Portugal, results of the cooperation protocol signed between the Museum and the City hall of Piracicaba, in August of the passed year, for the development of joint initiatives in the sphere of the humour drawing.

 

 

Festival of Caricature

In the Porto city centre


The Portuguese Printing Press has promoted one
festival of caricature in the Porto City centre, in the scope of the VIII PortoCartoon-World Festival.
The festival happened in proper spaces in the main avenue of the city and counted with the presence of fourteen national and foreign cartoonists.
Hundreds of people had the opportunity to see the artists making live caricatures and had been able to speak with the awardees cartoonists of the PortoCartoon, the members of the international jury of the festival and to take home its caricature.

PortoCartoon in the

Palácio da Bolsa

 

The Port Wine Special Prize created this year for the organization of the PortoCartoon to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the biggest “ambassador” of Portugal was displayed in the Palácio da Bolsa, in Ribeira (Porto), near the museum.

The exhibition "Port Wine in Humour around the world" shows more than half hundred of cartoons concerning the Port Wine. This was, otherwise, the motto to the cartoonist of the whole world to bind the good wine to the "good mood". The exhibition shows drawings from different countries as Israel, Finland, Cuba, Turkey, Romania, Ukraine and Holland, among others.

 


From right to left: Xaquin Marin, Rosangela Camolose,
Luís Humberto Marcos e Marlene Pohle

 Musa Gümüs receives 1st prize  

Fero Kudlac receives 2nd prize  

Ludo Goderis receives 3rd prize  

Heino Partanen receives 3rd prize ex-aequo from Port Wine Special Prize  


 PortoCartoon trophies

International Cartoon Gallery  


International Cartoon Gallery  

International Cartoon Gallery  


Temporary Exhibition Gallery  


  Temporary Exhibition Gallery  

 Festival of caricature  

 Festival of caricature  

Festival of caricature  


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Portuguese Printing Press Museum      
 
Turkish Cartoonist wins
  VIII PortoCartoon


 
The cartoonist Musa Gumus from Turkey was the winner of the VIII PortoCartoon-World Festival Grand Prize, organised by The Portuguese Printing Press Museum, in Porto, Portugal.
 

Fero “Bubino” Kudlac from Slovenia won the second prize and the third prize was to Ludo Goderis from Belgium. The first two works are about the main theme: “Desertification and Land Degradation”.
The winning work, which had the consensus of all the members of the Jury, shows an Eskimo opening a window on the ice and becoming surprised with the image of the Earth drying.
 

Musa Gumus published his first cartoon on the “Girgir” Magazine and collaborated with several magazines. He received 19 awards. Nowadays he is working as a teacher of cartoon and illustrations in a college.
 

The PortoCartoon international jury has presided by Georges Wolinski, and the followings members: the Portuguese architect Siza Vieira; Marlene Pohle, FECO’s President General; Xaquin Marín, director of the Museu do Humor de Fene (Spain); Roberto Merino, stage manager and professor of Scenic Arts from Chile; Rui Santos, professor from Faculdade de Belas Artes (Portugal); Luís Humberto Marcos, director of The Portuguese Printing Press Museum.
As the quality of the works received was of a high level, the PortoCartoon international jury had also given
13 Honorable Mentions to cartoonists from 8 countries.


High Quality

On the press conference for presentation of the winners, all the members of the jury agreed that this 8th edition reinforces the high quality level of the PortoCartoon-World Festival, with more works and a big number of cartoonists, but mainly “with an incredible quality”.
Wolinski, called the attention to the fact that “the press drawing is the art of nowadays”. Marlene Pohle also mentioned the press drawing as “the more direct mean and a way … of denouncing… institutions, politics and social problems”.

The desertification and Land degradation was the chosen theme for the 8th PortoCartoon edition, in accordance to UN when declaring 2006 as the International Year of Desertification. It is underlined by
UN that in the last decades the life conditions have been degrading and our planet is threatened with many violations to the earth balance.

This year edition participation was received 1360 works, from almost 400 cartoonists from 50 countries. Brazil was the most representative country in the contest with 200 works, followed by Turkey and Romania.

When choosing this theme, the Portuguese Printing Press Museum, that organizes this Festival, wanted the cartoonists worldwide to think with humour about this drama that affects the life quality of billions of citizens.
The winners will receive their trophies, monetary prizes and bottles of special Port wine during the VIII PortoCartoon-World Festival inauguration that will take place on the end of June at the Portuguese Printing Press Museum.

The PortoCartoon-World Festival is considered by FECO as one of the three most important festivals of humoristic drawing in the entire world when considering cartoonist participation and monetary prizes. This mark of honour puts Portugal in the top of the international cartoon contests. FECO is the most important international organization and represents more than 2000 artists of 30 countries.

The PortoCartoon began in 1999, presided by the former President to the Portuguese Republic, Jorge Sampaio. Every year its exhibition receives thousands of visitors, both on the Portuguese Printing Press installations and on the several cities where is presented.
During these eight editions, this festival received the participation more than 3000 cartoonists of the five continents.

SPECIAL PRIZE “PORT WINE”

This year the PortoCartoon Organization decided to have the Special Prize “Port Wine” in order to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the biggest “ambassador” of Portugal.
The invitation for this special prize was sent to cartoonists worldwide and more than a hundred works have been received.
Yuri Ochakovsky, from Israel, won the first prize, followed by Pedro Méndez Suaréz, from Cuba. Heino Partanen, from Finland, won the third prize ex-aequo with Sait Munzur, from Turkey. Four Honourable Mentions had been given.


 
Grand Price Porto Cartoon
Musa Gümüs -
Turkey
1ST PRIZE PORTOCARTOON
 Fero “Bubino” Kudlac -
Slovenia

3RD PRIZE PORTOCARTOON

Ludo Goderis - Bélgica

2ND PRIZE /Vinho

Yuri Ochakovsky - Israel

2ND PRIZE /Vinho
Pedro Méndez Suárez - Cuba


3RD PRIZE/Vinho

 Heino Partanen - Finlândia

 


Siza Vieira draws the new Trophy

The Portuguese architect Siza Vieira, member of this Festival Jury, is the author of the new trophy of the PortoCartoon-World Festival.
The trophy prototype was presented on the press conference given by the international jury to announce the 8th PortoCartoon winner works.
To Siza Vieira, the trophy symbolizes “the city and the connexion between persons”. The director of the PortoCartoon, Luís Humberto Marcos, emphasize that the creation of Siza Vieira is synthetic as the universal language of cartoon and reinforce the main goal of the PortoCartoon: to be a bridge between the whole world cultures, through the Humour.
The trophy will be made in different metals: golden silver for the first prize, silver and alpaca for the remaining awardees. The honourables mentions will receive a trophy from bronze.


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Portuguese Printing Press Museum      
 
PortoCartoon on Wolinski’s Book
 


 
Georges Wolinski has dedicated one page of his most recent book “Les Carnets de Voyage” to his trip to Porto in 2004, when he was member to the jury of the Porto-Cartoon-World Festival.
The “Carnets” tell us the cartoonist’s adventures in such different countries as Brazil, Cuba, Ecuador, Honduras, Russia, Mexico, Tunisia and Cambodia. Amongst all this voyages, there is the one to Portugal to participate on the sixth edition of PortoCartoon jury meeting.
On his humoristic report about his first travel to Porto, Wolinski tell us about the bridges, Ribeira, and the city traditional food.
The festival mentioned on the book is organized annually by the Portuguese Printing Press Museum and is considered one of the three most important cartoon contests in the world, as per FECO (Federation of Cartoonists’ Organizations).
The book was published by Albin Michel, and is a collection of his 50 years of travelling around the world “carnets” and presents the cartoonist’s look about facts and personages that day by day also make history.
Wolinski was the president to the PortoCartoon jury in 2006 and this year he will come back to Porto to preside to the VIII PortoCartoon-World Festival


 

 


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FECO  
 
Hide Mahomet!
 

Twelve cartoons published on a Danish newspaper agitated the Mussulman world. The cartoonists “dared” to draw figures of religious nature in accordance to the most pure tradition of the anti-clerical drawing and this fact had seriously injured the fundamentalists.
Being the Cartoon pertinent and impertinent, we ask every FECO members to send us a cartoon about religion, whatever it is, the censorship, the intolerance, the human stupidity and everything connected to it (the list is large).
First the cartoons will be seen on the FECO site and other sites of our collaborators. We will try to put them in newspapers receptive to cartoon, such as the Courrier Internacional.

We can also think about an album edition of all the cartoons, if we can find an editor to do that. It would be a kind of declaration against “the politically correct” in drawing. Welcome Jesus Christ and Holy Mary, Benedict XVI or John Paul II, the abbot Pierre or Mother Teresa, Yahweh or Buda, the Israelites or the Jehovah Testimony , the “born again” or the Evangelists, Giordano Bruno or Galileo, Torquemada or George W. Bush, a pair of scissors or an Inquisition …. Everyone or everything except Mahomet, for evident reasons of humour incompatibility.


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Portuguese Printing Press Museum (Porto-Portugal)
 
PortoCartoon: the laugh of the world
 


 
The exhibition “PortoCartoon: the laugh of the world” presents the awardees of several editions of the PortoCartoon-World Festival, initiative of the Portuguese Printing Press Museum.

This festival has imposed itself in the international scene and already is considered one of the three main world-wide competitions in accordance with the international classification given by the FECO (Federation of Cartoonists Organisation).

Constituted of half hundred of works, the exhibition opens with a trilingual text (Portuguese, English and Castilian) of the director of the museum,
Luís Humberto Marcos.

The winners and honourables mentions in the exhibition, are the best works selected of thousands of competing cartoonists from several countries.

The exhibition is permanent and is open to the public in the Cartoon International Gallery of the Portuguese Printing Press Museum in its schedule: every day 15h.-20h.


 

 

 

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Portuguese Printing Press Museum (Porto-Portugal)
  Virtual Gallery “9/11 Cartoons”
 

The Portuguese Printing Press Museum marks the third anniversary of the 9/11attacks with the launching of the Virtual Gallery " 9/11 Cartoons ".

Located at www.imultimedia.pt/cartoons-9/11 the virtual gallery results of the great impact the event had on the world, through the Media and the rich interpretations the cartoon had about it.

The virtual gallery "9-11 Cartoons" is bilingual (Portuguese/English) and allows a fast access to thousands of cartoons from all over the world. The site is distributed in several "rooms", allowing the visualization of the cartoonist’s humoristic work by: countries, professional associations, individual cartoonists, etc.


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Finances Ministry - Lisbon      
  Winners of the VI PortoCartoon 
  Have been in Portugal

Two winners of the VI PortoCartoon-World Festival organized by the Portuguese Printing Press Museum, have been in Portugal to receive their prizes.
The polish Grzegorz Szumowski, winner of the first prize and the italian Achille Superbi, winner of the third prize, ex-aequo, received the trophies, the monetary prizes, bottles of Port Wine (special reserve) and traditional Portuguese pottery, exclusively made by Cerâmica do Douro for the winners of the festival.
The theme for this year edition is “Sports and Society” with reference to the Euro 2004 in Portugal and the Olympic Games in Athens.

The PortoCartoon is considered by FECO (Federation of Cartoonists Organizations) as one of the three most important festivals of humour in the all world.

The exhibition presents 226 cartoons, shows the winners, the 14th honourables mentions, and the best works selected from all world.

Grzegorz Szumowski, from Poland, was the winner of the first Prize. He has already won the second prize of the V PortoCartoon, in 2003. Borislav Stankovic, from Serbian and Montenegro, won the second prize and the third prize was to Achille Superbi, from Italy and Michael Kountouris, from Greece.

The first prize was given to a cartoon about the terrorism presented for the free category but it’s quality was superior to the remaining participants to the theme of the festival “Sports and Society” and lead the international jury of the contest to give him the first prise.

The catalogue of the VI PortoCartoon was already presented, co-edited by the Museum and the ASA editions. The catalogue has 253 pages, in Portuguese and English and messages of the international jury members of the festival: Museum director, Luís Humberto Marcos (president), Georges Wolinski, cartoonist of “Paris Match” and “Charlie-Hebdo” (France); Xaquin Marín, director of the Museu do Humor de Fene (Spain), António, cartoonist of the Portuguese newspaper Expresso (Portugal), Luís Mendonça, professor on the Faculdade de Belas Artes (Portugal) Inês Moreira from Instituto das Artes/ Ministério da Cultura (Portugal) and Roberto Merino, stage manager from Chile.

This year edition participation was bigger than in the earliest festivals, receiving 2146 works, from 606 cartoonists, from 64 countries. 1596 works to the main subject and 550 to the free theme. Globally this edition was grown 20% in relation with the V PortoCartoon. This reinforces the PortoCartoon-World Festival as one of the three most important festivals of humour.

Brazil is the country more represented on the exhibition with 18 artists and 25 cartoons. Poland has the second bigger participation in the festival with 14 cartoonists.

The exhibition shows many different countries as: Azerbaijan, Colombia, Chine, Soul Korea, Indonesia, Peru, Uruguay, and the main Europeans countries.

 
Grand Prize - Grzegorz Szumowski

  2nd Prize - Borislav Stankovic STABOR 

 
 3rd Prize - Achille Superbi

  
3rd Prize - Michael Kountouris


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Portuguese Printing Press Museum (Porto-Portugal)
   V PortoCartoon-World Festival
 

 

The cartoonist Muhittin Koroglu, from Turkey, was the winner of the V PortoCartoon-World Festival Grand Prize. Grzegork Szumowski, from Poland, won the second prize and the third prize was to Yuri Ochakovsky, from Israel. As the quality of the works received was of a high level, the PortoCartoon international jury gave 12 Honorable Mentions.

The three awarded cartoons were presented under this year contest theme: “The Water”, in accordance with the UNESCO designation for 2003.

A cartoon catalogue with 272 pages - “Water with Humour" was published, co-edited by the Museum and Edições ASA and there you can see the 15 awared cartoons and 227 works selected by the jury to be present on this exhibition.

The catalogue where you can read the original texts of all the member of this festival jury (the Museum director, Luís Humberto Marcos (president), Xaquin Marín, director of the Museu do Humor de Fene (Spain), António, cartoonist of the Portuguese newspaper Expresso (Portugal), Luís Mendonça, professor on the Faculdade de Belas Artes University of Fine Arts of Oporto (Portugal), Roberto Merino, stage director from Chile, Paulo Caruso and Francisco Caruso, Brazilian cartoonists) was edited in Portuguese and English.


  1st Prize - Muhittin Köroglu

 
2 nd  Prize - Grzegorz Szumowski

3 rd Prize - Yuri Ochakovsky


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