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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…)

Emerald City Con is over and how quickly it came and went! ECCC reported attendance so high, some latecomers were denied tickets to entry for several hours at a time. With crowds like this, make sure you reserve your table for next year well in advance. It would also be smart to get your tickets online in 2013, where they”re offered at an additional discount. (more…)

Emerald City Comic Con is almost here! By the time Penstuff arrives in your mailbox in April, Seattle’s biggest comic convention will have come and gone. Don’t forget to stop by the Cartoonists Northwest table in Artist Alley and say hello to our volunteers.

And right after the convention is over it will be time to start thinking about the Toonies, Cartoonists Northwest‘s annual evening dedicated to honoring achievements in the cartoon art form. Online comic strip writer and artist 
Scott Kurtz will be addressing our members as we vote for the recipient of our top award, the Golden Toonie™. Ballots are included in this issue of Penstuff.

The Toonies have been around a long time, but Cartoonists Northwest is always improving, so 2012 seemed like Suomalaiset casinot TalletusbonuksetLuotettavat kasinotVerkkopankkitalletuksetNet Ent -pelivalmistajaVerovapaat nettikasinotMicroGaming -pelivalmistajaKaikki saitin artikkelit© 2014 Online Casinot. an excellent year to establish guidelines for the nomination process. Members will now have an idea ahead of times of what categories they can nominate someone for. How many times can I vote? What types of media fit into the available categories? These questions and more are answered on the Toonie Guidelines portion of our website. (more…)