Last weekend was the annual meeting of the North Central Chapter of the National Cartoonists Society. The meeting was set to coincide with FallCon here in Minneapolis. Two weekend cartoon events for the price of one. It was a blast! I had a great time catching up with some old art buddies and making a few new ones.
This weekend was also our first wedding anniversary. And my wife’s birthday was the day before. Fortunately I have the most supportive wife an artist could ask for. I made it up to her with a Gondola ride Sunday night and plans for a weekend getaway at a friend’s cabin later this month.
Here’s a few pics from the weekend events. The NCS chapter meeting kicked off Friday night with an art show at MCAD.
MAD Magazine artist Tom Richmond calls for backup.
Guest lecturer Michael Jantze (The Norm) asks, “Where’d you get that sweet hunting jacket?”
Illustrator extraordinaire Bucky Jones talks shop with one of the artist’s wives.
Terry Beatty (left) is an instructor at MCAD and the inker on The Batman Strikes. And he has a killer goatee.
Bill Brewer emceed the discussion: “How many cartoonists does it take to change a light bulb….?”
Nicole Nelson, Bucky Jones, and Dave Phipps (right) man the NCS table. Dave has a weekend radio show devoted to cartooning.
The weekend was loads of fun. Big-time kudos to Tom Richmond and the gang for pulling it all together.