The original drawings of the 400 finest cartoons published in 2008 in the press across the world is exhibited at the Palau Robert in Barcelona. This annual exhibition shall be shown for the first time in Catalonia and may be visited until 27 September, just after the Mercè holiday.
The objective of World Press Cartoon (WPC) is to make known and distinguish the best-produced and published works in newspapers and magazines from all over the world. Year after year, since 2005, more and more professionals in the sector have taken part and demonstrated the vitality and success of the initiative.
Despite being a quintessential journalistic genre, the specialised field of cartoons and caricatures, as well as the professionals dedicated to it, have traditionally been given little recognition, and have even been scorned upon. The WPC, inspired by the prestigious World Press Photo, was created precisely to afford recognition to caricaturists and cartoonists, who have been in the shadows for too long.
In the contest held in Sintra, the Mexican draughtsman Rogelio Naranjo received the Grand Prix and the first prize in the category of Editorial Cartoon for his drawing In the same ship, published in the Mexican newspaper Universal on 17 September 2008. In the category of Caricature, the Portuguese André Carrilho won the award for Ahmadinejad, and in the Gag Cartoon category, the Cuban Osmani Simanca received the award for Punk Fish. The Spaniard Javier Carbajo received second prize in the Caricature category for his drawing published in the Barcelona magazine El jueves.
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