Thanks & Giving — Auction For Disaster Relief

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Keep an eye out for the funny papers on Thursday. Then go to the link below to bid on some amazing original cartoon art (including our 11/23 “Dustin” cartoon) to to benefit victims of recent natural disasters.

PRESS RELEASE

In the wake of the deadly disasters that have recently devastated communities in the Gulf states of Texas and Florida, Mexico, and especially Puerto Rico, the cartooning community has come together to use their unique gifts and talents to raise money to help the victims.
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Comics Kingdom — Ask A Cartoonist

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Last week, Comics Kingdom’s Ask A Cartoonist blog called on cartoonists to share stories and memories of Halloween. I wrote a bit about the fun haunted houses my Dad created for a few kids’ parties my family put on in the 60s and 70s. I’ve even provided a little diagram of all the layout and “horrors” waiting around each corner.  https://comicskingdom.com/blog/2017/10/25/ask-a-cartoonist-halloween-time

2017 Reubens Recap

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Artwork by Luke McGarry (photo courtesy of Ray Alma)

Last weekend I was in Portland, Oregon where I played tourist, hung out with cartoonist pals, and participated in the giant annual group hug known as the National Cartoonists Society Reuben Awards weekend.

The Reubens attract the best in the business from all walks of the art. It’s a grand affair. Sort of the cartooning world’s answer to the Oscars.  Sadly, I was flying solo as Steve wasn’t able to attend. “Dustin” was nominated for the Best Newspaper Comic Strip division award, our fourth nomination in that division — with a surprise win in 2010.
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