19 Jun 2020 - 31 Dec 2020
Last updated: 12 Apr 2021
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(brief information)

The PortoCartoon-World Festival, organized by the Portuguese Printing Press Museum, was officially opened by the Portuguese Republic President in 1999, and since then is an initiative with a great international projection.

The PortoCartoon is considered by FECO (Federation of Cartoonists Organizations) as one of the three most important festivals of humour in the entire world when considering cartoonist participation and monetary prizes. This mark of honour puts Portugal in the top of the international cartoon contests.

Georges Wolinski (murdered at the Charlie Hedbo massacre on the 7th January 2015) had been president to the PortoCartoon international Jury for several years.

The PortoCartoon trophy was designed by a figure as relevant in the arts as Álvaro Siza Vieira, and is the only festival with a “cultural route” with humor sculptures created by different artists, since Porto had been declared the “Capital of Cartoon”, international designation proclaimed in ten languages, before a sculpture of Siza Vieira in 2008.

The Portuguese Printing Press Museum, October 2019


Practical info

Pricerange per day
Partner hotel
Directions & transport
Car park , Train/tram/bus , Airport (max 20km) , Shuttle service
City center , Suburbs
Average attendence per day
500 to 2000 attendees
Art disciplines
Design, Applied arts , Digital Arts , Sculptures , Paintings