In a purpose to make more rich the contest of it's annual competition and make whole event more interesting, Zemun International Salon of Caricature in 2005 organized, together with the club and association "Široka staza", first international Cartoon Colony. Colony was held in the eve of the opening ceremony of tenth Salon, from 4th till 6th June 2005, and except the awarded cartoonists on the competition - Peter Nieuwendijk (Holland), Florian Doru Crihana (Romania), Ivan Kutuzov (Bulgaria), Michael Kountouris (Greece) and Vlado Volaš (Serbia and Montenegro) - on it participated several cartoonists from Zemun and Belgrade - Tošo Borković, Jovan Prokopljević, Goran Miladić and Dušan Gađanski. Both participants and a numerous visitors were excited with the event, specially with spontaneous and non convention atmosphere and the hospitality of people from the club "Široka staza" and mostly with the unique ambient - oasis of virgin nature on the bank of the Danube, but just a few steps from the center of town and it's more traffic street. A lot of visitors went home with their caricatures, drowned by some of the participants, and the guests from abroad, comparing Zemun colony with other similar events world around on which they used to participate, gave priority to Zemun.
Left: Arriving on "Široka staza"
Right: Official opening
Left: Chief cook Bane Ljubisavljević (on the left)
Right: Head quarter of the hosts
Eating and ...
Left: Crihana, Nieuwendijk, Burkamp
Right: Duet from Switzerland
Left: Music for entertainment
Right: Special guest - Predrag Koraksić Corax
Left: Snapshot for remembering
Right: Najhold, Koraksić, Burkamp
The Third cartoon colony “Široka staza” was held from June 8th to June 10th 2007. Participated Ludo Goderis (Belgium), Roger Penwill (England), Bogdan Shykh (Ukraine), Delčo Mihajlov (Macedonia), Cristof Stueckelberger (Switzerland) and Dušan Gađanski (Serbia). Honorable guests were Gisela and Dieter Burkamp from Germany.
Going to colony
Left: Preparing lunch
The Fourth cartoon colony “Široka staza” was held from June 6th to June 8th 2008. Participated Ivan Kutuzov (Bulgaria), Rumen Dragostinov (Bulgaria), Florian Doru Crihana (Romania), Vlado Volaš (Serbia) and Dušan Gađanski (Serbia).
Arrival on "Široka staza"
Children also participated
The Fifth cartoon colony “Široka staza” was held on June 5th and 6th 2009. Participated Florian Doru Crihana (Romania), Pol Leurs (Luxembourg), Ivailo Tsvetkov (Bulgaria), Zoran Tovirac (Serbia) i Dušan Gađanski (Serbia). As special guests participated doyens of Serbian cartooning, Dragan Rumenčić and Predrag Koraksić – Corax.
Left: Arriving on colony
Right: Snapshot for remembering
The Sixth cartoon colony “Široka staza” was held on June 4th and 5th 2010. Participated Ross Thomson Scotland), Witold Marian Barbara (Sweden), Valentin Georgiev (Bulgaria), Florian Doru Crihana (Romania), Predrag Koraksić, Jugoslav Vlahović i and Dušan Gađanski (Serbia). Honorable guests were Dieter Burkamp from Germany and Rudy Gheysens from Belgium...
Right: Corax, Bojana Ivanović, Jugoslav Vlahović, Branko Najhold
Left: Široka staza
Right: participants and hosts of the Colony