Next Event: October 18
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How do you make a living in a media market that’s changing faster than a politician’s promises? Better yet, how do you do it and make it look easy?

Nope. We don’t know either.

But if you come to our Feb. 18 meeting you’ll find out how our guest speaker Pat Moriarity does it.

For over 20 years, the fabulously talented Moriarity has done it all. As a commercial artist he’s created art for video games, CD covers, posters, stickers, T-shirts and more. He’s done underground comics, editorial cartoons, and was one of the artists who collaborated with the late Harvey Pekar on Studs Terkel’s Working: A Graphic Adaption.

He’s created art for Nickelodeon, Fantagraphics (where he was art director for several years), National Geographic Kids, Seattle Weekly, Sasquatch Books and many others.

Currently, he’s a regular contributor to Mineshaft Magazine. And since 2008, he has been teaching sequential storytelling at the Art Institute of Seattle.

The January 2012 CNW Meeting Review – by Jeff Hawley

Can there ever be “‘nuff said!” about Stan “The Man” Lee? What a career! And what a book about that life and the man behind it (still web-slingin’ at age 89) penned by authors Danny Fingeroth and Roy Thomas, with Stan’s input (“The Stan Lee Universe”, 192 pgs., TwoMorrows Publishing).

At the specially-scheduled January 5th CNW meeting, Danny talked about the making of and displayed images from the book, keeping his audience face front and true-believin’! Even Mr. Fantastic might be hard-pressed to stretch his arms around this book’s trove of rare interviews with Stan and other comics luminaries, memorabilia, correspondence, photos and stories. The book encompasses the history of Stan’s legendary comic book achievements: co-creating Spiderman, the X-Men, the Silver Surfer, Fantastic Four, Thor, Iron Man … the whole Marvel Universe! (more…)

Our meeting this month is back to the usual time, so be sure to join us on February 18 for guest speaker Pat Moriarty. Pat’s resume boasts involvement with many familiar sources of alternative comics, like Fantagraphics, Harvey Pekar and Mineshaft Magazine. Anyone who enjoys the same fascination I have with underground comics should find February’s Cartoonists Northwest meeting entertaining and informative.