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.”


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.

2013 Reubens Odds and Ends

The Reuben Awards isn’t just a lot of speeches accompanied by a rubber chicken dinner like your typical convention banquets, it was modeled on the Oscars show, and so, always begins with a spectacular stage show including a live band, lots of comedy, and sometimes song and dance.

Plus, the dinners are amazing — this year’s caramel-cheesecake dessert alone was so delicious, I wept openly after just three bites.