Erika 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
Our Dec. 21 meeting is our Holiday Party & White Elephant Gift Exchange. The party begins at 5 p.m. at the Burgermaster (3040 NE 45th St., Seattle, 98105) in the raised room behind the salad bar.
If we have any club business, it’ll probably be very brief. Our focus is on having fun! We’ll be playing at least one drawing game. So be prepared to draw and be silly.
The other highlight of the evening (besides dinner and some great conversation) is the gift exchange.
Here are the gift exchange rules: Bring your wrapped (but not labeled) gift and place it in “the pile.” Gifts should be inexpensive, humorous items or used items from home.
All participants draw a number from a hat. The participant with #1 unwraps any gift from the pile and then shows it to everyone. Each successive participant can either A) “steal” an already opened gift, or B) be adventurous and pick out a new, wrapped gift from the pile.
If the participant chooses to steal, the person whose gift is stolen now repeats their turn and either A) steals another person’s gift (They can’t immediately steal back the gift which was just stolen from them), or B) unwraps a new gift.
This cycle of stealing continues until a new gift is chosen, at which point the turn is passed to the participant with the next number from the drawing.
Since items can be stolen, the item in your possession is not yours until the game is over. However, a gift is declared “safe” after it has been stolen three times. A food item may not be eaten until the game is over or the item is determined to be “safe.”
Come join the fun and wish your cartooning colleagues “Happy Holidays.”
DATE: Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 at 5 p.m.
LOCATION: Burgermaster, 3040 NE 45th St., Seattle, 98105 (Near the University Village)
Free admittance. Pay for your own dinner.