The north central chapter of the National Cartoonists Society (of which I am a member) is having their yearly get-together in Minneapolis Oct. 6-8. The event is set to coincide with FallCon, Minnesota’s largest comic book convention, so it will be a fun, full weekend.
As part of the event, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design will be hosting an exhibit of work by chapter members in their gallery. The exhibit will be called “eyeToons”. Since I’m helping organize the show, it fell on me to design a postcard image that would be mailed out to announce the exhibit. [EDIT: If I had been thinking at all, I would have worked music into the illustration somehow to go with the “iTunes” pun, maybe have the guy listening to an iPod. But with my busy schedule this was what I banged out. Oh well.)
Our chapter is chock full of talented cartoonists and illustrators. Some names you may recognize include Bill Amend (Foxtrot), Jack Bender (Alley Oop), Tom Richmond (Mad Magazine), and Jerry Van Amerongen (Ballard Street). For a complete list of members, visit the chapter website.
The exhibit will be showing at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design gallery Oct. 6 – Oct. 22 with a “meet the cartoonists” reception Friday October 6 from 6-8 pm.