This spring and early summer several NCC members are taking part in an exhibition of cartoon art done by young, aspiring cartoonists. Organized by former NCC chairman Ken Alvine, The TOON-Ed organization will be hanging an exhibition of student cartooning artwork for consideration for the Annual TOON Award at the Pearson Lakes Art Center in Okoboji, IA. Toon-Ed is dedicated to educating the student of cartooning and provides a chance to showcase students cartoon art that are enrolled in post-secondary schools, colleges, art schools, and universities. Cartoon art students are invited to participate in the annual TOON Award.
College students and artists 18 years of age and older are welcome to submit up to 3 pieces of their original works of cartoon art to the Pearson center by March 15th, 2009. There is a $10.00 entree fee. More details here.
The work will be judged by a panel of professional cartoonists on April 24th, 2009. The panel includes:
- Chris Browne of "Hagar the Horrible" website
- Tom Richmond of "Mad Magazine" (Hey... that's me!)
- Oliver Christenson (Revilo) of Hallmark Cards website
- Buck Jones - Humorous Illustrator website
- Paul Fell- Editorial Cartoonist website
- Ed Baker -Emmy award winning storyboard animator
On Saturday there will be several workshops on cartooning by professional cartoonists: