Thursday, October 15, 2009


Autobiographical Comics Are Squinky Comics!

Before you don your Halloween costume, look in the mirror. Yes, you’re abominably ugly even without the help of the Conan O’Brien mask , but that’s okay. The point is to look beneath the surface. Because underneath that revolting corporeal envelope, there lies the throbbing, raw material for the truest and most original comic book in the universe - - the one about yourself! Come to the October meeting and find out how to peel back your persona and confront the pulsing, living soul within, enslave it to your cartoonist will, and thus begin your journey toward an astoundingly squinky creation - - your very own Autobiographical Comic.

Cartooning educator and 2008 CNW Cartoonist of the Year David Lasky brings together five former students, Audrey Zekonis, Monica Neumann, Alex Suarez, Stephanie Trinneer and CNW Pres. Keith Curtis to demonstrate the power and reach of Comic Autobiography. The students will present their auto-bio cartoon works and share their artistic processes. Subjects range from the rolling thrill of pro bowling to dramatic injuries, cannabis and cataclysmic volcanic eruptions.

If you’re a cartoonist who’s longed to create comics redolent with the unmistakable vibe of your own pure squink, comics that practically ooze squink from every page – and who doesn’t? - then you don’t dare miss this meeting!

• Cartoonists review each others’ work and vote for ‘Best of the Northwest’. Bring your art or create a drawing 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. Oct. 17, 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 beginning at 6 PM.