Friday, March 28, 2014

Great Lakes Chapter Anniversary Dinner

I had a truly great weekend recently, which made me really happy to be a cartoonist.  Not only did the new exhibit at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum open, but I attended the 20th Anniversary celebration for the Great Lakes Chapter of the National Cartoonists Society!

It's always inspirational and just plain fun to be in a room of cartoonists, and this was no exception.  We chatted for a bit, had dinner, and then a chapter meeting discussing a fun new group project (more on that when it comes together). There was a look back at 20 years (actually 25, considering the group unofficially met for 5 years!) and a really cool raffle with great prizes.  I was quite pleased to win a gift bag from last year's Reuben Awards, full of all kinds of goodies.

A big thank you to Polly Keener and Earl Musick for throwing such a great party!  And thanks to old friends and new for making it even better. :0)

Next up, pics from the Bill Watterson and Richard Thompson gallery exhibit!

JOHN :0)