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Coffs Coast Cartoon Festival

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Kids Love Cartoons? Visit the Library!

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Thanks so much to Judy from Coffs Libraries for this great article on the resources the local libraries have for kids interested in cartooning, graphic novels and drawing!

It is exciting to see the inaugural Coffs Coast Cartoon Festival being held in conjunction with the 30th Rotary Cartoon Awards.

We love supporting personal development in all forms, and cartoons are a great medium to show creativity, and develop self-expression skills. Cartoons can be a one image statement, or an elaborate Graphic Novel – and all things in between.  Many readers enjoy the journey through a graphic novel, or love to see the depictions of cartoon characters in a story. Stories such as the “Cat in a Hat”, “Garfield” and “Charlie Brown” are great cartoon character favourites. Cartoon stories and graphic novels are a great introduction to reading when a traditional novel seems a bit daunting.

You can see what is available at your local library by checking out our online catalogue: –

If you are feeling inspired by the festival, and you are looking to create your own cartoons there are also books available to borrow from Coffs Harbour Libraries  to provide you with ideas, inspiration, tips and tricks.

You can call into any branch of the library & staff will help you find what you are looking for.  You can also have a look at our Catalogue Online and see what’s available.   It is easy to arrange to have books, videos or magazines transferred to the library branch closest to you for collection.

You can access the library catalaogue online at any time-here are some options to get you started: –

Cartoon Books for Kids

Graphic Novels

Cartoons & Comics

Enjoy the Coffs Coast Cartoon festival – and maybe make it last all year by creating your own personal cartoon festival with the help of book you can borrow from the library.

Call in to Harry Bailey Memorial Library (Coffs Harbour), Toormina Library or Woolgoolga Library & staff will help you find what you are looking for.

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Handmade Market on this Sunday!

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To celebrate Australia’s FIRST Cartoon Festival coming to Coffs Harbour, The Bunker Cartoon Gallery are running a very special Father’s Day colouring-in competition.

One of the amazing cartoonists who will be coming to the Coffs Coast Cartoon Festival on Sunday 2nd September is Christophe “Hagen” Granet, from “It’s a Jungle Out There!” cartoons.

“Hagen” has very kindly offered us 10 different outlines of his comics for kids to colour in!

Thanks also to the Australian Cartoonists’ Association for their support.


The winning kid will win a very special prize pack worth over $500 including:

  • Family TreeTops Voucher
  • Ticket for Dad on a Whale Watching cruise thanks to Jetty Dive
  • 2 x tickets to the Sydney Comedy Festival on at C.ex Coffs, Thursday 13 September (for Mum & Dad)
  • Caricature of Dad (must attend Festival on 2/9 @ Harbourside Markets, Marina Drive, Coffs Harbour Jetty) to redeem this prize as it will be drawn live)
  • Dad & child “happy teeth” pack thanks to The Dental Centre
  • 1 x kids entry to the October school holidays workshop at the Bunker Cartoon Gallery with Rob Feldman
  • Family pass entry to the Bunker Cartoon Gallery
  • A mini prize pack thanks to Revmax Hobbies

The winning child will also win his or her class/group VIP entry to: 

The Bunker Cartoon Gallery.

The class will receive entry, a tour of the gallery, a chance to look at the amazing library and try drawing some cartoons of their own.

The entry will also include an online class on how to draw cartoons by Phil Judd.

2nd prize:

  • Micador Drawing Activity set thanks to Coffs for Kids
  • Art & book pack thanks to the Book Warehouse
  • $20 voucher thanks to K-mart
  • EPO foam glider thanks to Revmax Hobbies
  • Family entry to The Bunker Cartoon Gallery
  • Bunker Cartoon Gallery merchandise pack
  • “Zig Zag Zali” book thanks to May W. Pax


  • Open to kids under the age of 12 years
  • Kids can enter as many times as they like
  • To enter, simply download as many colouring-in pages as you want. There are 10 to choose from!
  • Once completed DROP IN your entry to the Bunker Cartoon Gallery, 1 John Champion Way (near Racecourse roundabout), POST to: PO Box 1483, Coffs Harbour 2450 OR send via EMAIL to:
  • Entries will close 5pm Thursday 30 August.
  • Winners will be contacted Friday 31 August.
  • Prizes cannot be exchanged or redeemed for cash.



Colouring in #1 – Seals

Colouring in #2 – Dinosaur

Colouring in #3 – Lion

Colouring in #4 – Sea creatures whale

Colouring in #5 – Elephant

Colouring in #6 – Sea creatures shark

Colouring in #7 – Cow

Colouring in #8 – Monkey

Colouring in #9 – Sloth

Colouring in #10 – Vulture


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