Kyoto International Cartoon Special Exhibition 2011: "Never giving up: Japan"

Received a couple of days ago the wonderful catalog of Kyoto International Cartoon Special Exhibition 2011 titled "Never giving up: Japan". The exhibition was held from 6th to 11th September in the Kyoto Municipal Museum, Annex. All entry fee will be contributed to victims of earthquake and tsunami. Now they are planning this exhibition in Fukushima.

With only two months' notice and no prizes this time, they still received about 300 cartoons by 127 cartoonists from 41 countries.

Among the artists contributing to the event are Ferhat Demirbaş, Kemal Özyurt, Osman Güral Suroğlu, Erdoğan Başol, Ahmet Ümit Akkoca, Eray Özbek, and Musa Gümüş, from Turkey.

The color catalog consists of 76 pages including the covers and is 18.2 x 25.7 cm in size. The cover cartoon is by John Jensen from UK and has the legend: "I've found our good luck charm. It's not even cracked." (Top above)

Blogger's Choice: G. M. Sudarta (Indonesia).

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