I’ll soon be traveling to France for the editorial cartoon festival at St. Just le Martel, along with our very conservative cartoonist, Eric Allie and my brilliant, cartoonist daughter, Susie Cagle. I put together an exhibition of cartoons for St. Just, by American cartoonists on the American presidential election, and I’ll be giving a seminar. I’ll probably sit around and do drawings for the fans too; Eric, Susie and I will be there October 4th through 7th.
See my hour-long seminar on Saturday, October 6th, at 10:00am in the conference room of the “center.” On Friday, October 5th I’ll lead off a panel on depictions of presidents, translated into French, at 4:00pm in the same conference room.
My cartoon exhibition, featuring over 100 cartoons by myself and 18 more Cagle Cartoons cartoonists, drawing about the presidential election, is in the “lounge,” open from 9:00am to 7:00pm daily from Saturday September 29th through Sunday October 7th.
I’ve heard about St. Just for years, and this is my first time going. Few American cartoonists go, but the international guys tell me they love it and the festival has gained quite a reputation. The little town near Limoges just decided that they love editorial cartoons and would have a big cartoon festival every year for political cartoons. They even built a big museum for editorial cartoons in the middle of a cow pasture. Families from the small town put the visiting cartoonists up in their homes – the whole town really gets behing this thing.
It is hard to imagine anything like this ever happening in the USA.