Shrewsbury – the unofficial home of the British comics industry (BBC)

As some of Britain’s top cartoonists have been gathering for a festival celebrating their skills, the casual observer might be surprised to learn of its setting – Shrewsbury. So just how has an English market town near the Welsh border become the unofficial capital of the UK cartoon industry?

It has hosted the festival for 13 years but its connection with comics and cartoons does not stop there – in fact Shrewsbury is home to some of the most celebrated cartoonists working in Britain today.

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