Thursday, August 7, 2008

The Disney Hometown ToonFest needs YOUR cartoons!

As a number of you know, I am a volunteer with the annual Walt Disney Hometown ToonFest in Marceline, Missouri. Part of my duties involve helping round up cartoon art for the annual cartoon exhibit that runs during the Toonfest weekend of September 19-20.

The focal point of the weekend is always the presentations by cartoonists we bring in as guest speakers. In past years we have had many NCS members as headliners, including Jim Borgman, Ann Telnaes, Glenn and Gary McCoy, Mike Peters, and Chris Browne, just to mention a few.

I am personally contacting you to participate by sending one or two cartoons for the ToonFest weekend exhibit. If you prefer, you can send prints of your work, especially in the case of those of us who now work in color. Cartoons need to be matted or mounted on mat board with a 2” or 3” border. We would need your work in the Toonfest office no later than Monday, September 15. Following the Toonfest weekend, event organizers will ship your cartoons back to you at their expense.

This is the 10th Anniversary Walt Disney Hometown ToonFest, so I am hoping to make this year’s cartoon exhibit the best yet. You can visit the Toonfest web site at

Please let me know via email if you will be able to take time to send one or two cartoons to this exhibit. If you can be a part of our cartoon exhibit, I will contact you with information as to where and when to send in your work.

Send your matted cartoons to the ToonFest office and they will not only handle it with EXTREME CARE, but they will be sure to CAREFULLY ship your artwork back to you, at no charge. So join in the fun of the Disney ToonFest, be seen by hundreds, if not thousands of adoring fans (and celebrities; we're still trying to get John Lassiter to come to the ToonFest) and be an inspiration to all the kids who see this stuff and say, "That's what I wanna do when I grow up."

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