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Luanda Cartoon returns for the 18th edition and 'scribbles' global warming

The 18th Luanda Cartoon International Festival starts on Friday, with the theme “Global Warming”, promoted by Camões-Centro Cultural Português in Luanda, in partnership with Olindomar studios.


Luanda Cartoon, which takes place in the Pepetela auditorium, this year features an exhibition of comics, caricatures, 'cartoons', exhibition of animated films, lectures, launches of comics magazines and fanzines.

The event will also bring together round tables, with authors and readers, as well as a 'pocket show'.

During 15 days, artists, namely comic book authors, cartoonists, illustrators and animators, as well as amateurs and fans, will reflectively and artistically address issues about climate change and its impact on the planet.

In addition to dozens of Angolan artists, the festival features works by foreign artists, namely from Portugal, Brazil and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

"The festival is an initiative of the Olindomar studios and had its origins in the 1990s, with a regular meeting of young people to promote comic book exhibitions in galleries in Luanda. Since then they have promoted regular meetings with the aim of developing the art of comics. in Angola, thus completing the 18th edition of Luanda Cartoon", says a note from Camões-Centro Cultural Português in Luanda.

On August 12, a closing session of the first week of the festival is scheduled, culminating with an open conversation about comics with José Teles Gigartes, Gildo Pimentel, Daniel Bocolo, Altino Chindele, Eclips and moderation by Lindomar de Sousa.

The cartoon exhibition will be on display until the 19th and can be visited from Monday to Thursday, between 9 am and 1 pm and from 2 pm to 5 pm, on Fridays between 9 am and 1 pm, and on Saturdays between 10 am and at 12:00.

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