Monday, July 27, 2009

Quick video by Marybeth Barr and CNW

At the July 2009 meeting of Cartoonists Northwest, guest speaker Marybeth Barr led the group in making a quick stop-motion animated film, using scenes and cutouts she prepared ahead of time. What a gas! Hang ten and take a look at it right here...

Friday, July 3, 2009


Channeling Some Serious Mojo!

Come to the July meeting and let Marybeth Barr take you on a magic journey through her cool and colorful world. She is the creator of the whimsical book Coral, Koko, & Ponch, about a girl taken into her inner world and taught how to manage her desires and her past. Eighty illustrations guide the reader through the process of visualization and meditation.

Marybeth studied fine art at University of Illinois for two years and received her BS degree for commercial interior design from Southern Illinois University. She has been working as a commercial interior designer for 17 years for corporate, restaurant, retail, and health-care clients. Marybeth says that glass sculpting is one of her loves, too. In addition, she has managed a gallery with a small fine art section in the Seattle area. “I started making Coral, Koko & Ponch on a whim and really couldn't stop,” says Marybeth, “You might say I've been obsessed but not really sure why. I'm constantly creating new items, games, toys and other items based on being an adult and wanting some play time.” At the meeting, she’ll provide handouts with tips on getting books produced using the Print-On-Demand process. Check out Marybeth’s website at:

Marybeth also makes stop-motion movies with minimal software and equipment. She’ll share at the meeting how to make them and actually make a short one during the presentation. Like one of her cool, vividly colored glass sculpture candy drops, the July meeting with Marybeth Barr is destined to be a truly bright spot in the Cartoonists Northwest summer!

• 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. July 18, 2009
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 St. Street parking is free along Elliott Way and side streets beginning at 6 p.m.