The Globe Press Animation has actually gone back to Caldas da Rainha, among UNESCO” s Innovative Cities. Illustrators from the 4 edges of the globe are mapping a brand-new phase of funny illustrations.
This 2021 version is highly noted by the COVID-19 pandemic, yet likewise by safeguarding the flexibility of press and also expression, a significant custom at the occasion.
The occasion started with a caricature attracting session in the city centre, prior to the main honors event which highlights 2020’s finest jobs released in the written press and also on the web.
The year was summarized well by Albanian comic artist, Agim Sulaj, whose illustration of masks in the form of 2020 won him 2nd reward in the Trick Animation classification.
Sulaj claims that the suggestion to do this illustration originated from when he was trying to find masks in his house. He discovered 3 or 4 and also they were formed like an absolutely no. He saw them via “imaginative eyes” which’s what influenced him.
In a year noted by the shift of power in between previous American Head of state Donald Trump and also Joe Biden and also by the health and wellness situation, illustrators really did not fail to remember the ecological emergency situation and also this was mirrored in the “Caricature” classification’s very first reward. It was granted to Mexican comic artist, Darío Castillejos.
Castillejos informed euronews that “caricatures resemble a dual mirror. The personality of the individual that is attracted can be mirrored, yet we can likewise be mirrored”.
He made a caricature illustration of Greta Thunberg to make the general public review the treatment of our world. She is illustrated as Little Red Riding Hood, yet she is not bring biscuits in her basket, yet the globe. The message is that the globe in her basket requires to be safeguarded from the wolves that are all over it.
A Few Of the various other present occasions to order illustrators’ focus in 2020 were the fatality of George Floyd and also the discussion on authorities physical violence and also bigotry, Brexit and also the death of Maradona.
In the “Content Animation” classification, the very first reward mosted likely to Ukrainian, Konstantin Kazanchev. António Antunes, the manager and also organiser of the Globe Press Animation explains it as “the building and construction of the globe in a lie. All the living pressures of culture, from army power, to spiritual power, to judicial power, all share the very same lie”.
He claims that it is a “caustic vision”, yet it likewise works as a caution.
Mariagrazia Quaranta, much better called ‘Gio’, was incapable to be existing at the occasion. Nevertheless, she was the huge victor of the day. She got the very first reward in the Trick Animation classification along with the Globe Press Animation 2021’s Grand Prix with an attracting released in the on-line paper Mundiario.
Antunes claims the item “highlights the value of the written press, which leaves a finger print on our society”. Somehow, “it likewise signals us to the decadence of the written press”, he includes.
The exhibit reveals illustrations handpicked by the occasion’s global court from hundreds sent. They are open to the general public at Caldas da Rainha’s Centro Cultural e de Congressos up until the 17th of October.