Next Event: July 19
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Shary-webCartoonists Northwest is thrilled to have Shary Flenniken as our guest speaker at our July 19th meeting.

Widely recognized as an influential figure in the integration of feminist concerns into underground comics, she began working on small-press comics in Seattle and moved in 1971 to San Francisco, where she joined the Air Pirates collective.

Shary was recruited by National Lampoon where Trots and Bonnie (which she created, wrote and drew) appeared from 1972 to 1990. Shary was an editor of National Lampoon from 1979 to 1981, recruited many of the magazine’s best-known cartoonists during that time, and co-wrote the screenplay of National Lampoon Goes to the Movies. (more…)

GoldenToonieErika Moen (creator of the webcomics DAR and Oh Joy, Sex Toy) received the Golden Toonie Award at our 23rd Annual Toonie Award Banquet on April 26, 2014.

Hall of Fame plaques for lifetime achievement went to Bill Barnes and Gene Ambaum for their webcomic series (and numerous books) Unshelved.

Category awards were awarded as follows:
Books and E-Books: Tie—Matt Fraction and Kelly Kincaid
Artist: Colleen Coover
Web Comics: Erika Moen
Alternative Comics: Tie: Eroyn Franklin and Robyn Jordan
Writer: Tie: Georgia Ball and Dan McConnell

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.