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

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