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Cartoonists At “The Billy”

As some of you know, last weekend I attended the exhibit opening and celebration of King Features’ 100th birthday at The Ohio State University’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum in Columbus, Ohio. Sadly, Steve couldn’t join in on the fun, but I had a terrific time hanging with a few dozen visiting cartoonist pals, gawking at the original cartoons on display, and receiving a backstage tour of “The Billy.”
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Kenosha Cartooning Festival NCS Foundation Auction

Each year since 2011, cartoonists, comic strips and comics fans have descended on Kenosha, Wisconsin for an ever-expanding 3-day festival of cartooning which features a massive exhibit of comic strip art, lectures, presentations, Q&A and meet-and-greets with the artists, and auction.

This year the Kenosha Festival of Cartooning runs from Thursday, September 27 through Saturday, September 29 and takes place at Carthage College, The Kenosha Public Museum, and the University of Wisconsin at Parkside in Kenosha. The 2014 Festival will feature presentations by internationally reknown cartoonists: Jeff Keane, “Family Circus”; Lincoln Peirce, “Big Nate”; Scott Stantis. “Prickly City”; Denis Kitchen, Kitchen Sink Press; Todd Clark, “Lola”; Rick Stromoski, “Soup To Nutz”; and Terri Libenson “The Pajama Diaries.”

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Announcing The NCS Division Award Nominees

Congratulations to all the nominees up for this year’s National Cartoonists Society division awards!

Special shout out to fellow King Features creators, Isabella Bannerman – Six Chicks, and Terri Leibenson – Pajama Diaries, both up for the Best Newspaper Comic Strip award.

Steve and I will be in Sandy Eggo for the ceremonies on Memorial Day weekend to applaud the nominees and toast the winners.
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