Monday, June 9, 2014

Reubens San Diego and Digital Printer's Proofs

Hello, here is my sister and I right after the Reubens awards ceremony at the San Diego Omni Hotel. It was a cloudy weekend, but still fun to see the harbor, where I took this panorama photo (after bowing out very early from a 5K with other NCS members). Next is a 2011 sample of our printer's proofs, showing work by fellow "Six Chix" Benita Epstein  (who was also at the Reubens this year) and Stephanie Piro. We used to get these previews by snail mail a few weeks before they appeared newspapers. Now we get them e-mailed to us as pdfs. You can get "Six Chix"sent to your e-mail with a free or paid subscription to ComicsKingdom.

Dr. Catherine Bannerman and Isabella Bannerman celebrating with the Silver Reubens Award in May 2014.

Panorama of cloudy San Diego May 2014.

Printer's proof of cartoons by Benita Epstein and Stephanie Piro from 2011.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Trip to the Toonseum

The one thing I forgot to do during my visit to the Toonseum yesterday was take pictures, so you'll have to take my word for it that it is worth a trip. The selection of books in the gift shop is great, the current exhibit of Golden Books is exquisite, and be sure to leave a little time to sketch at the Disney desk in the next room.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

The Candy Houses of San Francisco

I'm writing this in December, the beginning of Candy House Season, but I was in San Francisco on Thursday August 15, 2013, giving a slide show and book signing at the 
Cartoon Art Museum . The event was hosted by Maureen Burdock of 
Laydeez do Comics. Everyone there, including Andrew Farago and Summerlea Kashar, was so nice and welcoming, I felt like a kid in a candy shop. Speaking of kids, if you visit that museum, you'll probably see kids of all ages purchasing great comic books from Heather Plunkett, who runs the bookstore. 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Rose Croke covers new cartoon book

Rose Croke at King Features was kind enough to post about "Cartoons for Caregivers". Hope you'll enjoy reading the short interview. The image about is from the back cover.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Laugh at Mother's Day

 I know a mom named Molly, but her husband's name isn't Coddle, and her kids aren't spoiled.
Mother's Day is one of those holidays that's become commercialized. So here's my shameless plug for a gift book for the occasion, called "Cartoons for Caregivers". It includes the image above, and many others, taken from over 10 years of my "Six Chix" cartoons.
It will be available on Saturday, April 27th at the Hastings Station Cafe, from 11 AM - 5 PM, or you can get it by contacting me. It's been endorsed by Tuesday's Six Chix, Margaret Shulock, Saturday's Six Chix, Stephanie Piro, cartoonist Doug Bratton, and humorist  Roz Warren.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Best Picture

Since Argo won best picture last night, maybe now more people will understand this cartoon, which managed to perplex and offend a few readers. No offense was intended. I just wanted to make fun of the great, and ridiculous 1970's fashions shown in the film. By the way, did the film win any hairstyle awards?