Who’s the best cartoonist in the Northwest?
Find out May 5, 2012 when cartoonists, animators and illustrators gather for the 21st Annual Toonie
Awards. The banquet—which is open to the public—will include live cartoon-themed music by the
Amazing Martin Brothers and feature webcomics legend Scott Kurtz as the guest speaker.
In addition to the Golden Toonie for the Cartoonist of the Year, awards will be given out in categories such as comic books, comic strips, editorial cartoons and best publisher. In addition to a raffle and silent auction, the event includes a contest where diners will be given modeling clay and can create clay figures for a prize.
Put on each year by Cartoonists Northwest, the Toonies has awarded its highest honor (the Golden Toonie) to such notable Northwest comics creators as Peter Bagge (Hate); Brian Basset (Red and Rover), Ellen Forney (Monkey Food); Roberta Gregory (Naughty Bits); David Horsey (Seattle P.I.); Lynn Johnston (For Better or For Worse); Pat Moriarity (Big Mouth); Sherry Flenniken (Trots and Bonnie); and Jim Woodring (The Book of Jim). (more…)