A few weeks back I had the honor of speaking at the 2015 NCS Reuben Awards in Washington, DC. It went really well and was well-received, so I thought I’d share it here in case you missed it or weren’t able to attend.
BTW, there were questions at the end, but I left those off. If you have questions feel free to drop me a line.
This year the National Cartoonists Society held it’s Reuben Awards in our nation’s capital, Washington, DC at the Omni Shoreham. It was an amazing weekend and I was so honored to be one of the featured speakers.
First up was an event at the Library of Congress for King Features’ 100th anniversary. Then it was back to the Omni for presentations.
I was up first and I think my talk went really well. I made a recording of it and I’m hoping to post it in a week or so. So stay tuned!
I think one of the most exciting parts of the weekend for me was meeting Mort Gerberg. He came to my presentation and came up to chat with me afterward. His book, Cartooning: The Art and the Business, was a gigantic help and influence to me when I was just getting started. I was so thrilled to meet him. What a wonderful and kind man.
I also met tons of other people who wanted to chat about my presentation. Everyone had a lot of questions and I was so pleased to talk with them!
The next morning was a trip to the zoo. It was just a 10 minute walk away!
Saturday evening was the big awards dinner with a pre-show cocktail party. Again, I got to chat with so many nice people including Tom Richmond, Tom Gamill, Brian Kelly, Tom Stemmle, John Glynn, and Mo Willems.
And of course, my best pal Mike Lynch!
The next day I spent touring DC a bit. I’ve never been here before and really wanted to take it all in.
Well, that’s it. Huge thanks to Tom Richmond and the NCS for inviting me, the lovely Anna for helping things to run smoothly, Latisha Moore for keeping everything organized, John Lotshaw for calming my nerves and making my talk run smoothly, and everyone who was kind enough to take the time to chat with me. What a wonderful and exciting weekend!
So if you have any questions, now’s your chance! See you there!
I’m super excited and honored to announce that I’m going to be speaking at the 2015 National Cartoonists Society Reuben Awards! Perhaps even better, I’ve been caricatured by Mad’s Tom Richmond for the brochure cover! (I’m second in from right under the flag with the glasses, hat, and the giant, and sadly quite accurate, nose.)
You won’t believe the other people speaking:
I’ll be talking about how I got started cartooning, how I make a living online, and my many spectacular failures.
Hope to see you there!!
Happy New Year everyone!
Did you know calendars repeat occasionally? There’s a 28 year cycle wherein certain years will begin on the same day of the week as other years. (There’s a more detailed explanation here.) For example, 2015 has the same days and dates as the years 2009, 1998, 1987, 1981, 1970, etc… Neat, huh?
So while there’s a lot of nice 2015 calendars out there, I’m going a little old school and using this 1981 Marvel Comics calendar instead. And as long as I was scanning everything in, I thought I’d share them!
There’s some amazing work here: Bill Sienkiewicz, Joe Sinnott, John Romita Jr., Frank Miller, George Perez… WOW!
Click on the images below and you’ll get nice big 2560 x 1200 images with both the top image page and the bottom calendar page. Feel free to grab them and use them as some awesome desktop wallpapers.
Have a Marvelous 2015/1981!
And here’s the back cover…