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Monday, 26 January 2015 20:31 Newsflashes - GFP News
As Sponsors for the Cartoon Africa International Biennial (CAIB), it is our pleasure to bring to the GFP readers a look at the winning cartoons from the 2014 CAIB Festival and Contest!
Each week we’ll continue to showcase the excellent artistic work coming from not only Nigeria and Africa, but from around the world!
The CAIB Contest Theme for 2014 was “Africa of the Future”, with the first Sub-Theme being “Our Children: Our Future”.  This will be the first set of cartoons we’ll be showcasing this week.
1st position:  “Love Your Neighbour” Photomontage by Stane Jagodic (Slovenia)

Sunday, 28 December 2014 16:29 Newsflashes - GFP News
The GFP is a proud Sponsor for the Cartoon Africa International Biennial (CAIB) organization as well as other causes in Nigeria and Africa; and a new project to help educate the people of Africa about the benefits of working towards better health through positively engaging everyone in the fight against diseases related to Water by using the medium of comics!  And we’re happy to make this Comic Book available to everyone visiting the GFP!

CAIB team leader, Francis Odupute is collaboratively heading the production and distribution of a 12-part comic book series: 'WASH 4 All' in partnership with Janine Selendy, President, Chairman and Publisher, Horizon International.  The Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (W.A.S.H) advocacy comic books and short cartoon animations are powered by Horizon International and MediaBFI, and it’s being offered for free throughout the world!
The comic book, “Schoolchildren Battle Malaria and Other Diseases,” was created and designed by Francis Odupute, an award-winning artist and journalist, and his MediaBFI team in Nigeria.  He is the Founder and President of BFI and an artist for Horizon International and an Editorial Cartoonist for the Global Free Press.
Other members of the BFI team who worked on this comic book are: Sophia C. Odupute - Logistics and Concepts Support, Joy Otono - Letterer and Architect, Edwin Irabor - Colourist.
WASH-4-ALL (water, sanitation and hygiene for all) comic book series and short animated cartoon videos are being produced by Horizon International, an NGO based at Yale University, New Haven, CT, in collaboration with the media service of Beautiful Feet International (MediaBFI), a non-profit organization based in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.

Monday, 15 December 2014 15:20 Newsflashes - GFP News
Congratulations to one of our newer Columnists with her recent book publishing of “Treasure a Tear” [Stories and Poems].

Dr. Mamta Anand is working as Assistant Professor in English Language and Literature at Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and Manufacturing, Jabalpur. M.P. (Established by MHRD Govt. of India).  As Fulbright Fellow (2008-2009), she did Doctoral research on Ralph Waldo Emerson and S. Radhakrishnan at Harvard University and Colgate University, USA.  She bagged an International Research Award from Emerson Society, Washington DC USA in 2006.  As alumni of Banasthali University, Rajasthan and English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, she has to her credit several awards for creative writing and research papers in journals of repute.  Her book on Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, former President of India is housed in the Parliament House Library of India.

About the Book: “Treasure a Tear” is a collection of stories and poems focusing on our fight to sustain through pain and suffering in life.  All of us do cry at times.  Disgust, despair and even ecstasy use tears.  Some feel light after crying, as if rid of grief and some run into depression even after sobbing.  Tears that cure the heart also cleanse the eyes and the mind, leaving one with sharpened vision.  There are some who hold back their tears in heart. Infusing them with the light of their spirit, turn them into pearls with the warmth of their heart.  There is mysterious might in holding tears in heart.  These tears, as pearls, shine with beauty and happiness, spreading splendour around.

Stories and poems in the collection “Treasure a Tear” capture these heroic revolutionary moments in the lives of heroes among us.

For more information about purchasing her book please see and and you can visit Manta’s GFP Page here.

Wednesday, 03 December 2014 16:08 Newsflashes - GFP News
A Conservative Christian's Guidebook for Living in Secular Times: (Now With Added Humor!)

Michael R Shannon turns his talent for humor and analysis to the everyday problems faced by Christians who don't happen to have a doctorate in theology or live in a monastery.

All too often our pastor's Sunday sermons prepare us to go toe–to–toe with a Pharisee in Jerusalem circa 32 AD, but leave us totally unprepared to counter the Wiccan in the checkout line or evaluate daily news coverage thru a Christian worldview.

So it's no wonder many Christians lose their faith each Sunday as they exit the church parking lot. That’s where Michael R Shannon can help.

He’s not boring, he’s not wishy–washy and he’s not a theologian. Shannon is simply a conservative Christian that’s not afraid to confront a culture that actively works to undermine faith and the family.

Shannon blows the whistle on leftists that attempt to recruit Jesus into liberal politics, reporters that moonlight as do–it–yourself theologians and he's ready with helpful pointers for Christian leaders who grow faint–hearted during secular confrontations.

You'll never look at politics or current events the same way after reading this thought–provoking, funny and wise book.

Plus, it's all yours for less than the price of a gallon of gas! (Assuming you live in NY or CA and are forced by your auto manufacturer to buy premium gasoline. And you don't have a Costco membership.)
Monday, 05 May 2014 15:26 Newsflashes - GFP News
GFP Columnist and Indian author Rattan Mann started writing The Prime Minister more than twenty years ago, in Sweden. The writing process continued in India and Norway, and he finished the first draft in Lapland, among the great Lap people of the high north.

New drafts were continued in Greece and Romania, and final touches applied in the United States and Sri Lanka.

The Prime Minister is allegorical in method, and transfigures its setting and fictional world in ways that can be associated with Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Mario Vargas Llosa, and Toni Morrison.

If attempting to label it, magical realism would perhaps be the closest fit, with its use of violence, institutional madness, rumours changing into objective facts, ghosts and proletarian, revolutionary utopias.

The basic premise of the novel, as described by one reader: The Spirit of Man survives in spite of the lies, wild exaggerations, and excesses of politicians, social engineers and military High Commands.

The Prime Minister was nominated for Brit Writer's Award for Best Novel 2012.

For more info and to purchase this novel, please visit
Monday, 05 May 2014 14:43 Newsflashes - GFP News
Michael Pohrer a St. Louis, Missouri Illustrator and Editorial Cartoonist at the Global Free Press has released images for "Rest In Peace" a trilogy of horror, eroticism, and murder novels.

Penned by Author, Evelyn Sciarratta the "Rest In Peace" trilogy weaves a riveting story centered around the residents of a small farming town. Evil walks in Mason's Mill.

Originally published in 1988 as a synopsised newspaper serial, the entire trilogy has taken over 30 years to compile.

All the Novels are available to the masses in worldwide distribution at brick and mortar stores like Barnes & Noble, etc.

The final instalment of the trilogy "Rest In Peace" - Starting Over was just released in early 2013. The novels are also available worldwide through Amazon.  (You can read excerpts from the trilogy through the available pages at Amazon.)

Michael is currently a proud member of CAPS, Comic Art Professional Society, SCCS Southern California Cartoonists Society - The San Diego Chapter of The National Cartoonists Society, I.C.C. International Cartoonist Conspiracy, and The St. Louis Gateway Arts.  Creator of the internationally syndicated cartoon strips FIDDLESTIX©, and Welcome To The Jungle©.

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