L to R, top row: Bruce Higdon, Sergio Aragonés, Mo Willems (Reubens emcee), Jeff Smith, Terry Moore. Second row: David Apatoff, Jenny Robb, Luke McGarry, Matt Diffee, Lynn Johnston, Paul Coker Jr. Front: Jan Eliot, Maria Scrivan, Deborah Peyton.
I'm thrilled and honored to be a speaker at the 70th Annual National Cartoonists Society Reuben Awards this May in Memphis. I'm going to be sharing some of work, my process and some lessons learned along the way. You can read more about the event here: http://www.reuben.org/2016/02/2016-reuben-awards-art-and-speakers
This gorgeous cover art was created by Tom Richmond.
On February 16th, the Connecticut Chapter of the National Cartoonists Society had a great time judging the Newspaper Illustration Division at Mort Walker’s Studio. Our job was to take the preliminary entries and narrow them down to a select few. Our choices will soon appear online for the rest of the organization to judge to determine the final nominees.
In addition to lunch and conversation we were treated to a tour of Mort Walker’s studio, which is its own museum filled with incredible drawings, paintings and history.
In attendance (pictured L to R) were: Mary Anne Case, Greg Walker, Brian Walker, Chance Browne, Sean Kelly, Mort Walker, Ray Billingsley, Maria Scrivan, Bill Janocha, Bob Englehart and Neal Walker.