Next Event: January 21, 2017
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Our December CNW meeting will be our annual Holiday Party & White Elephant Gift Exchange!  It all begins at 6pm, on  Saturday
Dec 17th, at Tutta Bella in Wallingford (where we had our holiday parties in the past) 4411 Stone Way North in Seattle
Please RSVP to CartoonistsNW@aol.com if you plan on going, as we need a head count to make the reservation.
We’ll play 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.”
 

milt-priggeeMilt Priggee is coming!

The Speakers Bureau and Humanities Washington present Milt Priggee with a very timely topic:  Cartooning the Evergreen State, “a conversation about local political cartoons, and what is considered acceptable commentary in the 21st century.”  (Sounds especially interesting based on our current political climate!)

Milt is a nationally syndicated political cartoonist and formerly of The Spokesman Review.  For more information about the Speakers Bureau and Humanities Washington, see the attached flier.

CNW 2017 Elections!

Before Milt speaks, we will take a few minutes for important CNW business: electing the 2017 CNW president.  So to toss your hat in the ring, nominate your choice candidate, and/or make sure your vote counts for *your* candidate, be sure to join us on time.

See you at Artist & Craftsman!

What: JULY meeting of Cartoonists Northwest 
(Meetings are held on the third Saturday of the month)
Date: Saturday, November 19th

Time:  5:30 to 7:30pm

Location: Artist & Craftsman Supply
4350 8th Avenue N.E.
Seattle, 98105 

(in the University District about a block east of I-5)

Free Parking until 7:30 at the parking lot across the street 

Dan McConnellLadies and Gentlehens, Boys and Ghouls, Squids of all ages! Presenting the Pretentious Pencilled Prestidigitations of one Daniel McConnell:

Cartoonists Northwest member since 19 and Eighty something … I have the Penstuffs to prove it!

And Member in Good Standing…not ‘Great! Standing’ of the National Cartoonists Society since Sept 12, 2012.

I will be presenting a variety of my artwork, which will run a wide gamut from Scientific Illustrations, portraiture and surreal landscapes and prints to Caricatures and many things in between. I’ll pass around my first inked comic book work for NOW Comics and Marvel Comics and copies of my single panel gags and two of the originals bought by Reader’s Digest magazine this summer, plus my Then & NOW comic strips for the Good Life magazine. There will be Sneak Peeks of a Graphic Novel Project I am working on with an Unusual Gang of Idiots. Unusual because they ALL are Not associated with MAD magazine….just Most of them… except ME and maybe Greg!

There will also be framed artwork to pass around…don’t get your smudgy digits on the glass please and No Peanut Butter and Jam fingers at the meeting Bill Morse! (Just kidding Bill you’re a very fastidious guy! Maybe it was Vic S.)

I may be revealing some Top Secret Information to you and will for sure reveal some information about NCS that will come as a surprise to you and make you jump for joy or ‘Lump for Loy’, if you’re one of those kind of people. A bending of the membership regulations for your benefit will be discussed along with a discussion about the benefits I received from being an NCS member and rubbing shoulders with the likes of Nick Meglin, Tom Richmond, Sam Viviano and the late great Jack Davis and Sharp as a Knife wit of Mel Lazurus just to name a few. I also met Rchard Thompson Twice!! before the dastardly Parkinson’s Disease took him this last year. The NCS has a Northwest Chapter and is entitled NCS NW! I kid you not! Todd Clark was the first Chapter Chair, Geoff Hassing was the second Chapter Chair and I took over for him this year. I’m Number 3! So please come to the meeting! There might be some FREE stuff and I’ll also show off some of Aaron McConnell’s books for those of you who have not seen his 600 pages of Graphic Novel labor from the last 6 years.

See you at Artist & Craftsman!

What: JULY meeting of Cartoonists Northwest 
(Meetings are held on the third Saturday of the month)
Date: Saturday, October 15th

Time:  5:30 to 7:30pm

Location: Artist & Craftsman Supply
4350 8th Avenue N.E.
Seattle, 98105 

(in the University District about a block east of I-5)

Free Parking until 7:30 at the parking lot across the street