Saturday, June 27, 2009


From: David Horsey
Date: Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 4:15 PM
Subject: Cartoonapalooza

I want the CNW members to know about a big cartoon event coming up next week. Here’s the info from my blog...

Cartoonapalooza is coming!

The editorial cartoonists of North America are about to descend on Seattle and they are putting on a show.

After a year in which the ranks of staff newspaper cartoonists have been decimated, members of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists from all over the USA and Canada are gathering in the Emerald City for their annual convention. Over four days of meetings, they will be looking for ways to navigate through the tsunami that has hit the newspaper industry and find a new niche for visual political commentary in the emerging online media world.

The prime chance for the public to encounter the practitioners of the jugular art will be at Cartoonapalooza, a one-night show on July 2nd at Town Hall in downtown Seattle. The two-hour program begins at 7:30 PM. Several leading editorial cartoonists with distinctly different styles will present their work. Among the performers will be Pulitzer Prize-winner Mike Peters, syndicated editorial cartoonist and creator of the popular cartoon strip, Mother Goose and Grimm; Jack Ohman, the Portland Oregonian's much-honored cartoonist; provocative cutting-edge cartoonist and columnist Ted Rall; Mark Fiore, the leading pioneer in the new field of animated editorial cartoons; Signe Wilkinson of the Philadelphia Daily News, a Pulitzer Prize-winner and one of the nation's top female cartoonists; Matt Bors, creator of Idiot Box and other alternative editorial cartoons, and me, David Horsey, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize.

Additionally, all the AAEC members will be on hand to meet the public in a reception after the show. Original cartoons will be on display and available for purchase. Proceeds from cartoon sales will help support the educational and professional activities of the AAEC. Tickets for the event will be available at the door -- $25 for adults, $15 for students. Town Hall is located at 1119 8th Avenue., please let all the CNW gang know about this. Any CNW member will get $5 off of the ticket price at the door just by mentioning they belong to Cartoonists Northwest. How’s that for a deal?

David Horsey

Wednesday, June 3, 2009



And, if there’s any cartoonist who knows how, it’s KEVIN BOZE. Kevin will be the guest speaker at the June meeting of Cartoonists Northwest. Some of you may recall he was supposed to be the speaker last month but had to postpone til June. Consider it a month-long period of foreplay...which is appropriate enough, because Kevin is the creator of “The Virgin Project”, the book that chronicles true stories of sexual initiation. For more about him, below is his bio from his website:

A native of Seattle, Kevin got his first professional art assignment at age 14, drawing "concept sketches" of houses for a construction company.

After graduating from high school, he joined the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command and soon found himself in Wuerzburg, Germany, where he debuted his first daily newspaper comic strip, "Corporal Kev", in the European edition of Stars and Stripes, the newspaper for the U.S. military.

Kevin's other comics features - "Camille", "Bark-ley Square" and "Role Call" - all have been created for distribution on the World Wide Web. Kevin also is a professional graphic artist who has created posters, advertising art, and spot illustrations for the Boeing Company, Home Brew Heaven, Camwood Players, Driftwood Players, Skagit Community Art Theatre, Island County Water Management, Snohomish County Department of Health, the Everett Police Department, and the Seattle School District.

Other arts activities include performing in Comic Biography Theater at Seattle's Bumbershoot Arts Festival in 2004, creating a 24-page comic book in 24 hours at Spawns of Insomnia and appearing in other workshops at Cascadia Con in 2005, and judging the editorial cartooning competition at the Washington Journalism Education Association state championships for the last three years.

Kevin graduated summa cum laude from Henry Cogswell College with a B.A. in Digital Arts, with an emphasis in animation. He is an active member of Cartoonists Northwest, and makes his home in Seattle with his family.

Come to the June meeting, and bring your virginity (or memories of same) with you!

• Cartoonists review each others’ work and vote for ‘Best of the Northwest’. Bring a cartoon, or draw one during the meeting, 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. June 20, 2009
Time: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Cost: Free!
NOTE LOCATION CHANGE: It was formerly announced that we would be meeting at our usual place, the Art Institute, but we recently found out the school will be closed. Therefore, the location has been switched to....
2230 7th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
Phone: (206) 682-5858

Hurricane Cafe is at corner of Bell and 7th. They have a full bar and food.
There is a free parking lot at the Hurricane.