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Monday, 04 April 2011 15:34 Newsflashes - GFP News
Because it’s going to change, and we really mean change!

So much so, we’re not even going to tell you folks what will change, or how much different it will be.

You’ll have to see it for yourselves!


Over the next few weeks and as a part of our 5th Anniversary Celebrations in May 2011, we’re giving the NFP a completely new look, with an improved integrated Community, Forum and Store!

And that’s all we’re gonna tell ya!

Tuesday, 01 March 2011 03:59 Newsflashes - GFP News

The Global Free Press is proud to announce that they will be participating with the Cartoon Africa International Biennial as a Festival Sponsor!

The Festival is directed by GFP Cartoonist Francis Odupute, a Nigerian Cartoonist and Artist, and a Festival co-founder; who along with the African Press Cartoon Syndication Company (APCSC) a visual artists-run art and media organization in Abuja, Nigeria; and with the mutual cooperation and collaboration of the Beautiful Feet International Art Centre (BFIAC) in Benin City, Nigeria; and in association with the FIC Development Advocacy Through Art (FICDATA) and Francodus International Communications (FIC); have formally established the 1st International Africa Cartoon Biennial Festival and Contest; proposed to kick-off between the last quarter of 2011 and first quarter of 2012, with touring exhibitions and workshops in selected cities and towns across partnering African countries.

Saturday, 05 February 2011 00:00 Newsflashes - GFP News

Internationally Syndicated Cartoonist Returns To Alma Mater, 30 Years Later.

Michael Pohrer (MJ)
; one of the National Free Press' Editorial Cartoonists returned to his Alma Mater, Francis Howell located in Weldon Springs, Missouri on January 6th, 2011.

The Francis Howell Alumnus graduated in 1981 with the 100th Anniversary Class. There were two presentations in the schools auditorium discussing illustration / cartooning and all that it entails to the student body and faculty members. Including "Live Cartooning" on stage with the help of the students, and also "Live Drawing" of some editorial cartoons.

In between the two presentations were "Meet and Greets" with the students on a more direct individual classroom setting situation. For in depth discussions along with a hands-on illustrating / cartooning approach with those enrolled into the varied art courses that are currently available. 


Monday, 06 December 2010 00:00 Newsflashes - GFP News

Jennett won 2nd place for Best Original Editorial Cartoon, Daily & Non-daily Division in the National Newspaper Association’s 2010 Better Newspaper Contest and Better Newspaper Advertising Contest.

Judges comment: "I think this cartoon successfully conveys the feelings all Americans have right now regarding the economy and the constant taking of more of our assets, even down to our children's."

Congrats Jennett on a excellent tooning job!

Click here to see more of Jenn's Cartoons!


Monday, 11 October 2010 19:37 Newsflashes - GFP News

Recently MJ was a guest on the Judyth Piazza show on NewsRadio 1490 WTTB!

Click here and listen in to MJ's interview
about his passion for spilling ink on drawing boards since 1979, and how he's been delivering funnies to the masses through the printed pages since 1988.

Currently a member of CAPS, Comic Art Professional Society, I.C.C. International Cartoonist Conspiracy, and The St. Louis Gateway Arts. The various illustrations and cartoons produced at PC Studios can be seen throughout various media sources internationally.

The Nashville Free Press (U.S.A.), Newsblaze Publications (U.S.A.), Newropeans Magazine (Paris, France), Throughout the years the illustrations / cartoons have been featured in "Best Editorial Compilations", Comic books (U.K., Britian), and Anthologies as well as newspapers, magazines, and exhibitions through Galleries, and Museums across the United States.

For more of MJ's work, please click here!


Saturday, 28 August 2010 00:00 Newsflashes - GFP News

The NFP extends a hearty CONGRATES! to MJ on his recent honour of having his comical artistry displayed at the St. Louis Children's Illustrated Art Museum located in Crestwood, Missouri, in the United States. The Museum features artists who have published children's books.

MJ’s original works of art are on loan for the enjoyment and enrichment of the Museum’s patrons. On display are original FIDDLESTIX©, and Welcome To The Jungle© comic artwork as well as cartoons from The National Free Press. The FIDDLESTIX© cartoons that are on display span from 1988 to 2010.


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