This past weekend I attended the Kenosha Festival of Cartooning for the first time, but it certainly won’t be my last! (More on that later…)
It was an amazing weekend put together by John & Anne Morse Hambrock. I can’t imagine all the time and work (and cake baking) that went into this. And apparently there’s a lot of pent up demand for something like this because it was enthusiastically, overwhelmingly well-attended!
And it was so nice to see so many old cartoony friends and make some new ones too. Pretty much it was just awesome.
OK, on to the details and plenty of pics:
First there was the terrific comic & cartoon art exhibition, More Than Funny 2.
Here’s just a sampling of what was on display:
Then there was a great selection of cartoonists talking at length and answering questions about their art and careers:
And I had a front row seat to it all! Mostly because of this:
There need to be more chairs like that everywhere!
Then there was the auction of original art and more raising money for the Children’s Hospital Clinic and Open Wings school. Again, a sampling:
I did end up winning two items: some original Big Nate art from Lincoln Peirce, and a Farley stuffed animal and two signed children’s books from Lynn Johnston. (The kids were thrilled!)
And here’s the best news – not only is it happening again in 2015 (September 17-19), but I’m going to be a guest speaker!
So mark your calendars, and come on up and see me. I can’t wait to go again!