Saturday, October 29, 2011

DICACO 2012, the 21sth Daejeon International Cartoon Contest, Korea

The 21sth Daejeon International Cartoon Contest (DICACO 2012) - Korea
The Daejeon City is inviting world cartoonists to take part in DICACO 2012 (the 21sth Daejeon International Cartoon Contest).
1. This year’s contest comprises a Theme section (titled New City & Eco Story) and a Free section.
2. The size of works should be smaller than 297 mm × 420 mm.
3. Any color, free style, and unlimited items. (+2 Works)
4. Each entrant should provide title, name, age, address, career, e-mail, and telephone number on reverse.
5. The deadline for entry of original works is Jun. 30, 2012.
6. Entries should be addressed to the Daejean International Cartoon Institute, 450, Wolpyeongdong, Daejeon, Seoul 302-280, Korea.
7. The most creative cartoon will win the Grand prize of $3,000, Gold prize of $1,000, Silver prize of $500, Bronze prize of $300, and 300 Selected works will be awarded.
8. Exhibit the cartoons at the City Gallery in Oct. 2012.
9. Submitted cartoons will not be returned, but exhibited forever in Korean public halls, art galleries, & museums.
10. Your cartoon may be used for promotional purposes : cards, posters, catalogs, newspapers, magazine, and books etc.
From Dr.Lim, Cheong San, President of the Daejeon Int’l Cartoon Institute
450, Wolpyeongdong, Daejeon, Seoul 302-280, Korea
Tel: 82 (42) 487-5034 C.P: 82-11-425-6115
E-mail: * (all works).

Results 20th Daejeon International Cartoon Contest 2011, Korea

Results DICACO 2011 (20th Daejeon International Cartoon Contest), Korea
Received a couple of days ago the color catalog of DICACO 2011. According to the catalog, the winners of major prizes are:
Grand Prize: Yuriy Kosobukin (Ukraine) (See bottom)
Gold Prize: Jing Shan Li (China)
Silver Prizes: Zaenal Abidin (Indonesia), Gopal Sarkar (India).
Bronze Prizes: Valentin Druzhinin (Russia), Urmas Nemvalts (Estonia), Seyran Caferli (Azerbaijan), Muhittin Köroğlu (Turkey).
The catalog is also titled as “World Cartoon Encyclopedia Vol.20”. President of Contest Committee, Dr Cheong San Lim points out that they received 1470 cartoons by 463 cartoonists from 59 nations and regions including Korea and awarded 352 winners this year. The most entries are from the home country with 59 artists and 114 works. Korea is followed by Chinese artists (51), Iran (40), Serbia (38), Turkey (25), and Indonesia (24).
Turkish cartoonists are awarded the following prizes in the contest:
Bronze Prize: Muhittin Köroğlu.
Student Prize: Burhan Demircan.
Student Honorable Mention: Çevik Basmacı.
Best Cartoon Prize: Musa Gümüş, Recep Bayramoğlu, Nuri Bilgin, Kemal Özyurt, Ahmet Ümit Akkoca, Erdoğan Başol, Musa Keklik, Ümit Müfit Dinçay, Ercan Baysal, Mete Ağaoğlu, Aşkın Ayrancıoğlu, Mümin Bayram, Seyit Saatçi.
Honorable Mention: Hayati Kayhan, Halit Kurtulmuş Aytoslu, İ. Serdar Sayar, Sema Ündeğer, Elsin Altın.
The front cover cartoon is by the Korean student, Han Na Cho: a theme cartoon. The theme this year was “Orient + Occident --> Convergence”. The organisers received 530 theme cartoons and 940 with free theme.
The Jury selected some works first time this year for Achievement Awards also; you can see them through this link.

Friday, October 28, 2011

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).

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Deadline extended the second time in 2nd Retrofitting Cartoon Festival 2011

With regards to the issue of upgrading and retrofitting of rural housing and related institutes interest in this field specially on cultural issues and a cartoon festivals, we decided to inform the deadline of the Festival to all cartoonist and civil engineers.
All who have not been able to send their artistic works to us or their works have been failed to deliver, can take their time and send their works until 15 Nov, 2011.
Rules of participation & addresses for entry

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Psychic & Health Fair in Champaign Urbana, Central Illinois, Saturday, Oct 22

Psychic & Health Fair:
Saturday, October 22, 2011                   10 am to 5 pm
Get a reading with the best readers in the Champaign Urbana area.
 Readings may include, Energy Art Readings, Psychic & Tarot Readings,
Foot Massage, Therapeutic Chair Massage, Reiki, Reflexology and more.
Cost: $20 per 15 minute reading. Longer sessions available

Also November 19, 2011

At Beads N Botanicals
117 North Broadway Ave
Urbana, IL 61801

Across the street from the Black Dog pub and BBQ

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Ghost Stories & Book Signing with Author Michael Kleen: Haunted Illinois

Join us on Friday, October 21, from 4:30pm to 6:30pm, when author Michael Kleen will appear for a book signing at Beads N Botanicals. (Ghost stories at 5:30pm)

Michael will talk about some of the most interesting stories and places from the area, including stories of the abandoned Chanute Air Force Base, the tragic love story of Urbana High School's tower, the ghosts of U of I, a giant snake that was seen in 1896, and more!

Haunting Illinois: A Tourist's Guide to the Weird and Wild Places of the Prairie State: For over a decade, Michael Kleen, author of the Legends and Lore of Illinois, has researched and traveled to mystery spots all over the Prairie State. Now, he has created the most organized and comprehensive guide to haunted and legendary places ever written about Illinois. Haunting Illinois is that guide. Haunting Illinois contains 200 mystery sites and 85 individual illustrations. In this book, Michael not only examines the sites, but also the hobbyists and professionals who have devoted their lives to exploring the strange and unusual in our great state. Divided among eight distinct regions and listed by county, each location features a description, directions, and sources drawn from a diverse variety of books and articles. Haunting Illinois challenges you to get off the couch and start exploring our wonderful State of Illinois. You might be surprised at what you discover! 

Bio:Michael Kleen earned a M.A. in History from Eastern Illinois University in 2008 and a M.S. in Education from Western Illinois University in 2011. He is the author of numerous books, including Tales of Coles County, Illinois, Six Tales of Terror, Haunting Illinois: A Tourist's Guide to the Weird and Wild Places of the Prairie State, and Paranormal Illinois. Michael has spoken about local history and folklore at conventions, libraries, cafes, schools, and colleges; and he has presented research papers at the 2007, 2010, and 2011 Conference on Illinois History in Springfield.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

4th International Humor Exhibition of the Amazon

4º Salão Internacional de Humor da Amazônia.
enviar os trabalhos para o email:
Temas Ecológico, Cartum Livre e Caricaturas
até três trabalhos,data até 5 de novembro,
30x40 cm, RGB, JPG, 300 dpi.
Source: humorgrafe


4th International Humor Exhibition of the Amazon
send jobs to the email:
Ecological Themes, Free Cartoon and Caricature
up to three works, date until November 5
30x40 cm, RGB, JPG, 300 dpi.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Energy Art Readings with Debra Joy Hart At Beads N Botanicals Champaign Urbana, Central IL

Energy Art Readings with Debra Joy Hart, R.N., CLL (Certified Laughter Leader). Debra Joy Hart is offering Energy Art Readings on Tuesdays in February. Have your energetic portrait painted!  Deb’s readings give insight into the current influences in your life and incoming influences.
Cost: $20 per 15 minute reading,  $40 per half hour.
 Appointments recommended, but walk-ins welcome, when available.
SATURDAYS:   October 8 and November 5, 11am to 3pm