Friday, October 31, 2008


We Go Seago!

Editor emeritus David Seago retired after forty-one years at The News Tribune of Tacoma. This fact, contrary to conventional wisdom, proves that some editors have what it takes to survive decades of workplace exposure to editorial cartoonists. Still, it begs the question: how the hell did he do it?? And with staff editorial cartoonists disappearing faster than interest in Joe the Plumber, what will Dave have to say about the status (and the future) of satire on the pages of American newspapers? When Dave takes the podium at the CNW November meeting, these answers and more will surely be a boon to any and all cartoonists who currently (or aspire to) work closely with print media editors. As the News Tribune noted upon Dave’s retirement, he is “talented, thoughtful, fair, empathetic and scrupulously honest. He made the pages he edited a forum of riveting debate.” Dave will surely be a riveting speaker at the November meeting of CNW! Come early and get a seat up close to a genuine guru of the op-ed page.

+ Cartoonists review each others’ work and vote for ‘Best of the Northwest’. Bring your art and enter the friendly competition!
+ Other news and stuff, guaranteed to be of a cartoonishly edifying nature!

What: Cartoonists Northwest meeting. (Monthly meetings happen on the third Saturday of every month.)
When: Sat. Nov. 15, 2008
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Cost: Free!
Location: The Art Institute of Seattle, North Campus, Room 503 (Real Networks Bldg.), 2600 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98121. Use main entrance at corner of Alaskan Way and Vine Street.
Parking: Street parking is free beginning at 6 PM. Best bets are metered spaces on Elliott Ave. There is also a paid parking garage on Elliott, a couple blocks south of Vine.


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