Friday, July 02, 2021



 1.PARTICIPATION - The organizer of 16th International festival of cartoon Solin 2021.Is the Tourist Board of Solin and City Solin. The festival is opened for everyone regardless of nationality, age,sex, or profesion.

2.THEME: „HISTORIC CITIES“ (tourism, monuments, culture, tradition, people, religion...)

ENTRIES Conditions of entry: 1.  Original works and digital artworks will be accepted. Digital artwork is to be numbered in pencil on the front and pencil signed. In addition to the original works, works in electronic form, A4 size, 300 dpi, jpeg are also acceptable.

2. Work may be black or colored.

3. There should be the name, surname and the address on the  reverse side of    cartoons.

4. Maximum 5 entries will be submitted.

5. Maximum size of entries is A3 format (40x30cm)

6. Works may not be awarded at  other festivals.

4.DEADLINE Entry deadline is the 05. september. 2021




Kralja Zvonimira 50,

21210 Solin, CROATIA

or E-mail:

(Format: JPEG; Size: A4; Resolution: 200 dpi-300 dpi). Maximum 3MB for a digital work.
Name of digital work: (if the autor is submitting more than one work)






7.EXHIBITION - The exhibition will take place in the galery of the culture home „ZVONIMIR“ Solin on the 17.09.2021

8.OTHER CONDITIONS - The organizer reserves the right to reproduce the works sent to the festival, Solin 2021,as the advertising material without being obliged to pay a fee to an author whose work may be used.The prize-winning works become property of the organizer.


Cartoonist-designer MARKO IVIĆ


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Thursday, July 01, 2021

31st International Biennial of Humor in Art-Tolentino / Italy



The Municipality of Tolentino announces and organizes Biumor 2021 the  31st International Biennial of Humor in Art , a prize competition dedicated to the art of humor.

The competition is divided into two sections:

1 - " International City of Tolentino Prize " dedicated to the art of humor on the theme  "Envy" .

Envy  is the desire for the evil of others.

Envy  is the displeasure we feel for the satisfaction of others. 

Envy  is the grudge for the successes of our fellow men.

Envy is that interpersonal and social malaise that continues to survive in contemporary society.

Envy (from the Latin in - aversive - and to see, to look against, unfavorably, or precisely to look badly) is a constant of the human soul, a timeless phenomenon that crosses all social groups. The theme is an invitation to think critically about the evil present in our relationships

2 - “ Luigi Mari Award ”, dedicated to the caricature portrait of famous people. As part of the award ceremony, the “Humor on the Net” will be recognized,  dedicated to new postmodern products that break the consolidated models to which traditional comedy has accustomed us.

The competition includes:

·         a selection of the works received by a qualified jury. The selected works will be exhibited at the 31st International Biennial of Humor in Art, an  exhibition to be held in Tolentino from 25 November 2021 to 30 January 2022;

·         the publication of a catalog of the selected works, which will be given as a gift to the authors of the same;

·         a prize-giving evening / event for the winners.


Contemporary artists of all nationalities can participate in the competition, without age limits, with a maximum number of three works for each section, unpublished and in original, of free dimensions and techniques, in any form of visual art and any type of material and support: painting, graphics, sculpture and installation, photography, video. Works of digital art entirely made on the computer and works made from photographic sources are also allowed as long as the digital intervention is structural, only if also sent in hard copy, signed and numbered by the author


The deadline for admission of the works to the competition is 11 October 2021 . By that date, all the works must reach:

Secretariat of the “31st International Biennial of Humor in Art” - Palazzo Europa - Via Tambroni n. 4 - 62029 TOLENTINO (Italy)

Each author must attach the participation form, completed in every part and duly signed. Each work must be  signed in original  and accompanied by the appropriate coupon.

The works must be sent carriage paid. The works sent will be accepted only if they are not burdened by taxes, customs duties, any other burden borne by the Municipality.


The admission of the works, their selection for the exhibition and the awarding of the prizes are the exclusive competence of the Jury appointed by the Municipal Administration of Tolentino in agreement with the Artistic Direction. The jury's decision is final and unappealable.


The Jury will award the following prizes:

 "International Prize City of Tolentino"  dedicated to the art of humor on the theme  "Envy"

 1st Prize - Winner of the Biennale € 3,000.00. In the event of a  tie,  the cash prize awarded will be divided among the winners.

 2nd Prize - € 1,000.00.

 3rd Prize - € 500.00.

 “ Luigi Mari Award”  dedicated to the caricature portrait of famous people

 1st Prize - € 1,000.00.

 2nd Prize - € 500.00.

Other special prizes  may be awarded by the Jury.


The winning works will not be returned. They will remain the property of the Municipality of Tolentino and will become part of the collection of the MIUMOR - International Museum  of  Humor in Art .

The works expressly donated by the Author  will remain the property of the Municipality of Tolentino, which may freely dispose of them.

The non-donated works  can be collected personally by the artist or his delegate from the MIUMOR starting from February 28, 2022 or they can be returned if the interested party expressly requests it on the coupon attached to the work, not earlier than the thirtieth day following the expected one. closing date of the Biennale, except for extensions.


The Municipality of Tolentino, as organizer of the event, ensures the utmost diligence in the custody and surveillance of the works for the entire duration of their stay at the Biennale headquarters and during the transport phases of the works themselves, however declining any 

responsibility for any theft, fire, damage or loss due to imponderable causes that may occur.


Each participant in the competition grants the Municipality of Tolentino the reproduction rights of the works selected for their publication in the official catalog of the Biennale free of charge, in the number of copies that the Municipality deems convenient, for publication on the website and any other form of communication, promotion and activities of the organization.

The Municipality is authorized to publish the work on any medium, including for commercial purposes. The author will be indicated in the reproductions of the work, in the methods of use. The author allows the free use of the work for cognitive, educational, recreational and public enjoyment purposes.

The author of the published work expressly waives any compensation.


Participants in the competition expressly authorize the Municipality of Tolentino to process personal data transmitted pursuant to the Code regarding the protection of personal data, also for the purpose of insertion in databases managed directly by the Municipality or by a person appointed by it.

The Municipality of Tolentino, as organizer of the 31st Biennale, has the right to make a final decision on anything not specified in these Regulations.

The Regulations are published on the website in Italian, English, French and Spanish. In the event of a dispute, the Italian text will prevail.

Participation in the competition of the  31st International Biennial of Humor in Art  implies the unconditional acceptance of all the articles of these Regulations. 


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Wednesday, June 30, 2021

«Manuela Santos a “O Dia” – Gosto de ir ao fundo das coisas com todas as consequências» por Osvaldo Macedo de Sousa in «O Dia» de 2/8/1987

Acusada de ter um temperamento não dócil, nem sempre acarinhada pela crítica, a cantora Manuela Santos é uma artista que não deve a sua carreira a niguém, apenas à sua perseverança e suor. Se não tem uma voz lírica que a projecte no estrelado internacional, ninguém lhe pode negar o calor do seu timbre de mezzo de coloratura, a força interpretativa com que canta as palavras, a actriz que é nos simples movimentos. Os espectáculos, nem sempre mantêm a regularidade necessária a qualquer profissional e se passa meses ausente, outros há em que surge diariamente como é o caso desta semana, participando em quatro espectáculos com três programas diferentes: «Serestas» de Villa-Lobos (Festival Costa do Sol), um espectáculo magnifico; «Espírito de Contradição» (Teatro de São Carlos) num papel não adequado à sua voz e consequentemente prejudicial e ontem à noite «Pierrot Lunaire» de Schöenberg (Festival dos Capuchos) na Central Tejo de Belém, a primeira vez que esta obra foi realizada apenas por portugueses.


OMS – A sua carreira não tem sido fácil: isso leva-me a perguntar-lhe como vê a vida de cantor em Portugal?

Manuela Santos - «Sem querer personalizar as dificuldades, acho que logo à partida existe uma deficiência de ensino, há falta de professores, falta de uma preparação paralela, falta de uma preparação paralela á técnica de canto. Para além de se ter que aprender a utilizar o instrumento tecnicamente, tem que se saber o que é interpretação, conhecer e saber escolher o reportório e sua característica estilísticas, ter cultura geral. Qualquer obra que se cante, seja lied, oratória, ópera, modinhas… tudo tem que ser espectáculo, antes de tudo. Para isso, o instrumentalista / cantor tem que estar na posse da sua dimensão dramática. Saídos dos Conservatórios, sem qualquer tipo de experiência, os artistas podem audacionar para as duas únicas instituições produtoras de espectáculos e postos de trabalho – Gulbenkian e São Carlos. Se conseguem ser chamados e bem sucedidos, eventualmente podem ser chamados de novo; senão, tem que esperar e repetir o processo; porém, no melhor dos casos, não cobseguem melhor que uma ou duas participações anuais, que obviamente não chegam para um artista sobreviver.

É que para além da falta de preparação, há também falta de mercado. Seria necessário criar outras alternativas como uma Ópera Estúdio, uma Companhia de Opereta… Por outro lado o Mecenato, em vez de apoiar quem já tem dinheiro, devia dar de facto possibilidades aos próprios cantores para organizarem espectáculos seus, como aconteceu com «Um Serão à Moda Antiga», apoiado pela Cerveja Bohémia.

Se o artista não tem possibilidades de substituir, restam-lhe apenas duas hipóteses: um outro emprego, passando o canto a ser actividade secundária com toda a carga negativa que isso implica, ou concorrer para o lugar de coralista, esperando a possibilidade de ser chamado para fazer pequenos papéis, nem sempre adquados à sua voz.

OMS – Só que Manuela Santos não é pessoa que fique à espera…

Manuela Santos – Á partida, cono não sou convidada regularmente pelas entidades produtoras tomo a iniciativa  de me produzir, por vezes com um saldo financeiro negativo, porque gosto que haja qualidade nos factos, no envolvimento.

O tipo de espectáculos, tem a ver com a minha ideia do que poderia ser a «educação» e cativação de um público. Diz-se, nos meios musicais eruditos que não há mais público que as três récitas do Teatro de São Carlos, mas se isso é verdade, é porque durante muitos anos se viveu de um público fixo, esquecendo que a população evoluiu e não se esteve atento às solicitações desse novo público. Os centros eruditos fecharam-se em si mesmos, em vez de irem ao encontro da juventude. A proposta dos meus espectáculos é, através de obras mais acessíveis, familiarizar o público com essa raça desconhecida e estranha, que são os cantores de «Ópera», indo ter com eles aos locais onde estão e dar-lhes sempre em envolvimento visual.

OMS – Como aconteceu esta sobrecarga de trabalho nesta semana?

Manuela Santos – É o aproveitar as oportunidades que surgem, por casualidades e o medo de que, na minha posição de coralsta que pretende ser solista, a atitute de recusar um papel oferecido, apesar de desfavorável à minha voz, fizesse o Teatro fechar-me as portas a outros trabalhos.

OMS – Em contrapartida as «Serestas»…

Manuela Santos – Foi uma surpresa muito agradável, primeiro por ter sido convidada a participar no Festival da Costa do Sol, segundo por se tratar de um tipo de música que me agrada muito, ser Villa-Lobos e em português, embora as «Serestas» fossem um reportório desconhecido para mim. Mas a maior surpresa de todas e sem dúvida a mais agradáve foi o facto de, apesar de ter apenas três ensaios com o pianista Robert Szidon (especialista em Villa-Lobos), este tem afirmado que tinha encontrado pela primeira vez cantoras que fizessem a integral das «Serestas» e com o rigor de estilo necessário.

OMS – E o «Pierrot Lunaire» como surgiu?

Manuela Santos – A proposta foi-me feita há um ano pelo pianista João Paulo Santos, quando este foi convidado a dirigir esta obra no Festival dos capuchos. Se o João Paulo me convidou, uma das razões, foi a de , seundo palavras dele «ser uma cantora que não tem medo de “estranhar” a voz». De facto o Pierrot Lunaire é uma obra muito especial, pois tem que se ir até ao fundo das coisas, com todas as consequências. Muitos cantores, quiçá por conceitos de técnica  erradas, ou por defesa pessoal, cometem, quanto a mim, o erro de sacrificarem o personagem e o espectáculo no qual estão envolvidos, à sua comodidade vocal – não confundir incomodidade de tessitura, destruidora de uma voz e incomodidade vocal como entrega. O meu objectivo é sempre o de salvaguardar a integridade do espectáculo como um todo, mesmo que eu arrisque a minha “garganta”.

OMS – O facto de ser a primeira vez que é apresentado só por portugueses, não especialistas, isso não a assusta?

Manuela Santos – Antes pelo contrário, é uma coisa que me atrai. Talvez seja um trauma meu, mas quanto mais desconhecidas mais me fascinam, sobretudo porque, apesar do seu extremo rigor de escrita e, consequentemente de condicionalismo, permite um enorme campo de busca e interpretação pessoal.

OMS – É conhecida por se apaixonar pelas obras em que entra…

Manuela Santos – Não sei se sou conhecida por isso, mas é um facto e tem a ver com o que eu disse anteriormente, que o espectáculo só pode ser feito através da compreensão que cada artista tem do seu personagem, e da forma  como este se integra no espectáculo. Não me interesso apenas pelas coisas que dizem respeito ao meu papel, pelo contrário, assisto sempre ao trabalho feito com tofod os outros personagens.

OMS – Na nota distribuida à imprensa di-se que o Pierrot é feito numa versão não cantada, antes recitada, parecendo que não é a versão de Schöenberg…

Manuela Santos – Eu de facto não sou especialista, mas creio que não se deve dizer uma coisa, nem outra. De facto não é cantada segundo o conceito tradicional que se tem do canto, mas obedece a uma melodia e a um ritmo rigorosamente escrito, o que está em oposição ao que se pode chamar recitar um poema. Creio que o próprio Schöenberg, sabendo o que queria, tinha dificuldade de designar com exactidão este estilo de canto/fala.

OMS – Como é o futuro?

Manuela Santos – Existem várias propostas para repetir este espectáculo, mas em Portugal só acredito no momento em que as coisas acontecem (Este «Pierrot Lunaire» acabaria por ser gravado pela RTP e transmitido com realização de Carlos Barradas). Em Ourubro participo em mais um espectáculo do Centenário de Stuart Carvalhais e o resto é uma enorme incógnita.

Espero que o Teatro de São carlos tenha em conta o meu esforço e me dê uma oportunidade adequada à minha voz,  e estou aberta a todas as propostas que me queiram fazer, não exclusivamente no domínio do cantoo, mas também como actriz Se entretanto nã me conseguir afirmar como cantora preferirei consagrar-me, de novo e definitivamente ao Teatro declamado e aos meus espectáculos particulares

(Para além de vários espectáculos de teatro fará filmes e telenovelas como «A Roseira Brava»…)

Tuesday, June 29, 2021





Tel/Fax: 381 (37) 423 025; 421 877

XXX Cartoon Contest 'Golden Helmet' 2022 Krusevac Serbia
30th International Festival of Humor and Satire "Golden Helmet" Announces The Competition
The Theme: "Jubilee"
1. Caricature
2. Written Form
- Short Story
- Poem
- Aphorism
1- Caricature:

Original, Minimum A4 (210x297 mm), Maximum A3 (297x420 mm), all drawing techniques (it's allowed to use computer techniques).
2- Written Form:
Maximum length is two typed pages, maximum up to 20 aphorisms.
All works of creation must be sent with a unique code.
One author can have only one code!

1st Prize- Plaque "Golden Helmet".............................600 €
Independent Art Exhibition of Caricature in 2023.
2nd Prize- ...................................................................400€
3rd Prize- ....................................................................200€

Written Form:
Short Story: "Golden Helmet" Plaque ........................ 200 €
Poem: "Golden Helmet" Plaque ..................................200 €
Aforism: Plaketa Zlatna Kaciga .................................. 200 €
Special Prize, "Rade Brka" ......................................... 200 €
You can send your works of creation until December 31st, 2021.
Send only unpublished works of creation! Also, you must send your short biography, address, contact telephone and e-mail address.
Written works must be sent by post, in three copies with the code.
Caricatures can be send by post, but also by e-mail in JPG form (resolution of 300 dpi and a maximum size of 4 MB). Original caricatures must be sent, too. Computer-generated caricatures must be printed in A4 format, signed manually with the No1 mark and sent by post, also.
The decision of the jury will be announced by February 15th, 2022.
The awards ceremony will be held at the Final Night of the Festival - April 1st, 2022.
The organization of the festival will bear the cost of the trip and accommodation for the awarded authors. The official languages of the festival are Serbian and English.
All artists whose works are selected for the exhibition and catalog, will receive a free copy of the catalog. The works of art remain the property of the Festival. The organizer reserves the right to use the works sent for the competition order to promote the Festival.

Tel/Fax: 381 (37) 423 025; 421 877



 The original New Year greetings - New Year's cards - which were born once in Victorian England (18th century) are now not only small - funny, smiling, comic to absurd paintings of artful paintings from the studios of painters and graphic designers. Traditional symbols of alternating years - old and new - farewells and welcomes - in the period from Advent, the Three Kings until the third decade of January have become indispensable messengers of good news - wishes of health, happiness and achievements, personal, family and work.


 Today's famous New Year greetings - such as small, paper paintings - with Christian attributes and the symbol of winter - eaters decorated with snow duvets, winter landscapes and animals were created /i.e. on the islands to order thanks to rich and wealthy families. 

They soon appeared in the old Europe and penetrated the then Russian Empire.  And their insever was found. In Prague, the painter Viktor Stretti - the first - enriched his own New Year's paper congratulations with a written supplement P.F. - "congratulations - to happiness" in the form/form/ of two French words "Pour Féliciter". His idea, his grandson, his abbreviated, only two-song form of the magically magical acronym "P.S." have preserved the New Year's to this day.

They have gradually spread beyond the continent - into the world. Today, inherently, at the turn of the year - thanks to the emergence of the postal service, the world is ingesting on all continents. From America, Africa to Australia. It's the third century.

                                                              WE ARE PLEASED THAT... 

"The alternation of years is now popular with painters on all continents. It is a welcome and spectacular opportunity for artists (mainly thanks to e-mail now/ their virtual presentation - to present their author's works - New Year's works", says Peter Závacký, curator of cartoon from Bratislava.

" And not only for painters. But also for their fans and fans of fine art. They all have a great opportunity to see their likable artwork every year in a variety of art techniques. From classic 'repro' postcards to fine opus. Funny and smiling drawings and paintings. Engraving and lithograph graphics, collages and photo collages, also PC-techniques. All great art-works from leading, well-known and popular painters and cartoonists. Authors of domestic and also from the world, countries close and distant - cartoonists, painters, graphic designers, cartoonists. But today also artists from the ranks of poets and writers /with a gift to draw/, who also added a verse or an aphorism or , an epigraph. They all visually please their eye together and caress their souls," added curator Závacký.


                                                   SATISFIED AND SMILING FACES       

"Satisfied smiling and faces at my recent exhibitions in Slovakia and the Czech Republic - exclusive presentations of international art - cartoon project "ART TRIBUTE To "PF" "they are for me this kind and joyful proof."


And there's something else I want - as the author - to say - to add. Why hide it. I'll be proud to say that. When drawing, painting and drawing new year's books, they always have solo (long since/ cartoonists). Masters of humor in graphics - an art humorous acronym. They draw quickly, in a flash. Excellent. And they also think fast - but especially wisely, warmly, honestly and thoughtfully. Cartoonists discover the hidden truth. They're like kids - they don't lie...

Despite the unplanned virus, the artists didn't rest and didn't start lazy even now - when the years were alternating - 2020 and 2021 - they drew, painted, engraved, christianized - they made their kumštom a great fan. But they also delighted themselves and stroked their egos. On merit. 

Moreover, for more than a decade now, New Year'saries are also the subject of passionate collecting interest. With us, in Europe and in the world. Especially artistic New Year's pieces from the studios of recognized masters of palette, brush and engraving are searched.

And who today has in his collection in Bratislava and Prague "opus" Tibor Bartffay, Arpád Račko, Ján Kulich, Karol Zachar, Jura Kotouček, Lubomír Vaněk, Bohuna Plocháňová, Milan Vavra, Jiři Trnka, Adolf Born, Jiři Winter Neprakta, Vladimir Suchánek, or in a world with the handmnance paraphse of Jefimov, Motchalov, Kukrynixy, Lososinov, Rachkov, Voznyuk, Sabat, Baptistao, Balea, Boligan, Bouschet, JUNCO, Rassing, Sousa, Amorin, Gargalo, Yalcin, Ionescu, Cvetkov, Eschonkulov, Gutcol, Semendyaev - happy to be among the collectors of their opus

Also let us be satisfied by the realization that this beautiful habit of sending you to the new year "PF" he didn't lose any of his magic. Not for centuries. Miraculously, it was preserved even at a time of dominance of sms and e-post.


It is therefore very timely to recall the strength of this rare long-standing tradition in the new year and habit with us - the elderly - on our favorite and watched portal of the  Master OSVALDO MACEDO DE SOUSA. 

From the quantities of New Year's orders from friends from my post PF 2021 I have selected for you, if you will allow, at least "dear" ONE LARGER DOZEN, small but also large and original smiling works of art - New Year's - in the form of this Mini-Exposition ART TRIBUTE TO "P.F. 2021 " from friends and recognized masters of humorous visual acronym - in our country and in the world - from the Danube River and the Vltava River, but also from the Amazon, Nevy - Rivers, Bosphorus and The Wall of China...  namely Jozef Jurko, Jozef Hudák, Jozef Grušpier, Stano Remeselník, Lubo Radena, Rasťo Visokay /Slovakia/, Lubomír Vaněk, Jitka Dolejšová, Miroslav Šesták, Maria Plotěná, Pavel Matuška /Czech Republic/, from Greece Katarína Yourčková... Spaniard Manuel Junco, Frenchman René Bouschet, Brazilian Amorin, Russian Vasily Alexandrov, Belarusian Oleg Gutzol, Chinese Zhu Chen and Turk Hasip Pekta.


Art - the art of New Year's art is accessible to every artist across continents. Professionals - painters and cartoonists, amateurs without art education, who draw only for their own pleasure, or with the hope of provoking a smile on the face not only friends. As well as competitive and non-competitive presentations of cartoon humour from Merida to Vladivostok, from Murmansk to Johaneburg, from Sydney to the Easter Islands..

As always, you need to start from what is the simplest and at the same time the most interesting...

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