Cartoonists Watch Cartoons

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I spent all afternoon and last Saturday night getting behind in deadline while hanging out with a few Florida NCS friends at the Inaugural Florida Animation Festival in Tallahassee.

The Festival served up four days of award-winning animated short programs, including:  Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts; Best Of The Fest International Children’s Animation; Song of the Sea (from the makers of Secret of Kells); and the sick and twisted, 2016 edition of Spike and Mike’s Sick and Twisted Festival Of Animation. Our very own chapter chairman, storyboard king, producer, director, Mark Simon presented Timmy’s Lessons In Nature, a series of twisted cartoon shorts he co-created.
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A Lesson In Latin

content-1.php 15-14-09As you may have noticed, yesterday’s strip included a bit of Latin as Dustin travels to Rome with Megan’s high school Latin club all this week and the next.

Trouble is, I got it wrong.

A reader gently let us know that “noscere vos” means “to recognize you all” and not “nice to meet you.”

Our reader, by the way, is not just any reader, but Dr. Edward “Ted” Zarrow, a Latin teacher from Massachusetts, who just so happens to be the 2016 National Foreign Language Teacher of the Year.
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