Monday, November 30, 2009

Gage Drawing Jam

Coming up Saturday, December 5., 2009 -- the 10th annual Gage Academy
of Art DRAWING JAM, 10am to 10pm.


Address -- 1501 Tenth Avenue East (next to St. Mark's).

Jeff Hamill has 20 free "VIP" tickets (admission is normally $10 per
person). If you want one, please contact him, either by phone --
206.632.2288 -- or e-mail


Calling All Writers, in particular, anyone interested in the art and craft of writing for comic books, cartoons, comic strips, graphic novels, or anything else cartoon-oriented! The semi-regular sublime phenomenon of another smashing WRITERS BLOCK MEETING will occur on Wed. Dec. 9, at 7:00 pm.

Jeff Hamill's house
4903 Fremont Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98103

Ph: 206-632-2288

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

MK BARR Elected President of CNW!

Dear CNW members, family, and friends! It's with great pleasure that we announce the results of the vote for the Presidency of Cartoonists Northwest. The election took place on Sat. Nov. 21 at the regular monthly meeting....and MARYBETH K. BARR ("MK") won unanimously! MK brings fresh energy and enthusiasm to the CNW ship of state, and all CNW members (and prospective members) can no doubt look forward to an exciting new year of CNW happenings under her leadership. Outgoing President Keith Curtis presented a heartfelt...and hilarious...farewell speech that recapped the eventful years he spent as a CNW officer. After the vote the group celebrated by watching a short flick about Will Eisner, and the history-making animated film "Gertie the Dinosaur" (1914, Winsor McCay), followed by food and drink at the Hurricane Cafe.

President MK has begun assembling her new cabinet of officers. New Secretary Nat Cook will replace outgoing Secretary Jeff Hawley. Consider volunteering for the post of V.P. or Treasurer! Outgoing officers will train. CNW Needs YOU! If you're interested, please contact MK to discuss. Email her at

Saturday, November 7, 2009



You can’t mail it in! You can’t phone it in! You can’t dropkick it in! NO! You have to be THERE! Come to the Cartoonists Northwest meeting in November and cast your on-the-spot vote for the office of President of Cartoonists Northwest! Exercise your franchise! Hear a stirring speech from outgoing President Keith Curtis, whose rhetorical skills are, some say, like hearing a space marine channelling Obama, FDR, and Dr. Bronner simultaneously. Gaze with awe and respect at the NEW President, whoever she or he turns out to be! By the by, you may wonder who the candidates are. Well, the answer is simple…the candidates are anybody and everybody who wants to run! And running could not be simpler. Just stand up and throw your hat in the ring. CNW has always been led by volunteers, and you can help keep up the tradition. Take a turn at the CNW helm! Don’t be scared, it’s not the Titanic. And remember, the campaign, voting, and inauguration all happens in this one meeting, so it’s painless no matter what the outcome. Be there, and be a part of CNW history in the making.

But wait, the fun of the November meeting doesn’t stop with the election. Other surprises lay in wait. Bring a favorite cartoon DVD and if we have time, we’ll watch cartoons on the big screen. Will we have reports from the hinterlands (i.e., The Writers Block Group)? The hoopla never ends at CNW meetings! See you there!

• 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. 21, 2009
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Cost: Free!
Location: The Art Institute of Seattle,
North Campus, Room 100 (Real Networks Bldg.) Please note the room number has been changed to Room 100 for this month's meeting!
2600 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98121

Use main entrance at corner of Alaskan Way and Vine St. Street parking is free beginning at 6 p.m.