Next Event: April 15
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CartoonistsToolBox_200dpi The April Cartoonists Northwest meeting is “Activity Time,” and this month’s activity is going to be working with a live model.

We’ll be doing an emphasis on two of the biggies in any cartoonist’s tool-box: Poses that emphasize exaggeration, and poses that focus on extreme foreshortening.  Bring your pencils, paper, and get ready to roll.

DATE and TIME: Saturday, April 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Artist & Craftsman Supply
4350 8th Ave. N.E., Seattle, WA 98105
(In the U. District about a block east of I-5)

This meeting is free and open to the public.

Free Parking until 7:30 p.m. at the parking lot across the street from Artist & Craftsman

Then on Saturday, April 26th we have our Toonie™ Award Banquet at Ivar’s Salmon House restaurant.
Special Guest Speakers will be Gene Ambaum and Bill Barnes of the webcomic Unshelved.

Art by Mark Brill.

Art by Mark Brill.

Mark Brill has been a professional illustrator and cartoonist for nearly 30 years with freelance clients ranging from Marvel/Malibu Comics for whom he created comic book covers for Star Trek: Deep Space 9 and inked issues of Mortal Kombat to Wizards of the Coast where he did artwork for card games such as Magic: The Gathering, Harry Potter and Hecatomb.  In his early career he worked for Egghead Software where he did nearly all the Professor Egghead mascot cartoons for advertisements and catalogs for 6 years and later held staff illustrator positions for companies like Sierra On-Line where he worked on games and home productivity software and Sun Sportswear where he did licensed and original art for imprinted sportswear.

A few years ago he co-created and illustrated an anti-bullying comic book called “The Power Within” published by Northwest Press which  gained some notoriety by causing himself and author/co-creator (and NWP owner) “Zan” Christensen to be featured in Out Magazine’s 2011 “OUT100″ issue.

With a wide range of styles and work in a number of mediums, it has sometimes been difficult for him to nail down a specific career path, but he keeps hanging in there!  He is currently working on a number of comics and illustration projects while still holding down a full time art job at Polar Graphics.  In recent years he has also become a member of Tacoma’s Cartoonist’s League of Absurd Washingtonians (The C.L.A.W.) as a way to embrace his inner cartoonist!

DATE and TIME: Saturday, March. 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Artist & Craftsman Supply

4350 8th Ave. N.E., Seattle, WA 9810

(In the U. District about a block east of I-5)

$5 donation suggested for nonmembers.

Free Parking until 7:30 p.m. at the parking lot across the street from Artist & Craftsman

CNWOlympics

 

It’s…THE WINTER TOON OLYMPICS!!

Sharpen those pencils! Wax those erasers!  Buff those drawing pads!

Why spend time and money freezing to death in Sochi as a mere spectator, when Cartoonists Northwest invites you to be a participant, competing in the Great Indoors for fun and fame?

Some quick-draw competition, some brain-teasing drawing exercises, some caption-writing challenges, and a LOT of fun!!

Be there or be trapezoidal, and GO FOR THE GOLD!

DATE and TIME: Saturday, Feb. 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Artist & Craftsman Supply

4350 8th Ave. N.E., Seattle, WA 9810

(In the U. District about a block east of I-5)

This meeting is free and open to the public.

Free Parking until 7:30 p.m. at the parking lot across the street from Artist & Craftsman