For the last several years I’ve enjoyed being a member of the National Cartoonists Society. Our chapter (the North Central Chapter) covers several midwestern states but we manage to get together three or four times a year and I always have a great time. I spend so much time alone in my freelancing cave that I relish any opportunity to hang out with other cartoonists. This is a really fun bunch.
Tonight Tom and Anna Richmond hosted a chapter picnic at their lovely home right here in the Twin Cities. They are first-class hosts and Anna is a fantastic cook. We spent a relaxing evening enjoying burgers, wine, cheese, desserts, and even caramel-marshmallow s’mores around a fire pit in the back yard. Thank you Tom and Anna for your wonderful hospitality! The evening went by way too fast.
Sorry for the lack of photos, I was too busy enjoying myself to snap one or two quick shots with my iPhone. Not sure why the group photo turned out so blurry, my iPhone usually does a much better job.
The next NCS event will be our annual chapter meeting in October. This year it will be in Souix Falls, SD. Unfortunately I’m not going to be able to attend—I’ll be running with my wife in a 5K “marathon” that weekend. That made this picnic even more enjoyable for me.
Incidentally, if you haven’t checked out Tom Richmond’s illustration blog you are really missing out. Give it a looksee.