The tourist office ‘Maison du Tourisme des Ardennes Brabonconne’ is very engaged in cartooning. Since years they are organizing cartoon exhibitions and every year there is a meeting with press cartoonists from the Walloons, Flanders and Brussels.
The evening started at 6p.m. with the opening ceremony of the Press Cartoon Belgium (PCB) and Press Cartoon Europe (PCE) exhibitions of 2012. Present were the president of the festival Karel Anthierens, Prize winners of the PCB DuBus and Saive and President of the Belgian parliament Andre Flahaut.
The timing of the opening ceremony was not so great, as at that same moment the Belgian National Soccer Team could qualify for a ticket to the world Championship in Brazil. But as usually the outstanding organisational skills of Josette Champ and her team did give a solution: we could follow the game on the computer.
At the drink, the cartoonists started to draw some caricatures, others just had a glass of wine, or two, three, … . Time to go to have diner. A great cold and warm buffet, cheese platter and amazing deserts. But of course it was the company, most of them French speaking Press cartoonists (Sondron, clou, Cécile Bertrand, Cost, Cruyt, Vranckx, Samuel, DuBus, Griet, Bob, Emile De Bolle, …) that made it into a wonderful evening. Up to next year with some more Flemish colleagues.
By the way: we did win the soccer game, so see you all in Brazil next year!