Wednesday, February 25, 2009

A MAD Caricature Convention

The International Society of Caricature Artists (ISCA, formerly known as the NCN) just announced their guest speaker(s) for the 2009 Annual Caricature Convention and Competition on November 2nd-7th in Sandusky, Ohio:

A MAD Caricature Convention

It’s an all MAD lineup featuring:

  • Sam Viviano- Longtime MAD artist and current art director
  • Mark Fredrickson- MAD cover artist and well known humorous illustrator
  • Hermann Mejia- The brilliant “artist’s artist” for MAD, caricaturist, painter, sculptor, genius
  • Tom Richmond- An unworthy schlub along for the ride

More art...


The pitcher was done for MLB...one of my Reuben submissions this year. The other Wahoo cowboy was done while I was helping our Humor Studio a few years back. I wish it could have been available for a submission but it didn't qualify. Still one of my favorites.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Monday, February 23, 2009

Christmas 07-Peanuts collection



In light of Tom's request for postings-Here is a series of illustrations I did some time ago. The collection of 4 (below) had LED lights that would go off when the cover button was pressed. The lights were placed in the circles.
Hope you like 'em. I love working for Peanuts! I mean..."with".

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Revised NCC Chapter Meeting Schedule

NCS Reuben competition rules prohibit anyone but full members of the NCS from being present during the actual judging of the competition. Therefore we have scheduled the judging for Saturday morning, prior to our 1:00 pm full chapter meeting and speakers. Here is our revised schedule for Saturday, February 21st:

8:30 am- Meet at Downtown Holiday Inn for breakfast.
9:15- am- 1:00 pm- Judge our division in private Holiday Inn meeting room.

Scheduled speakers:
  • Cedric Hohnstadt- Minneapolis area illustrator & animator
  • Tom Floyd- veteran comic book artist
  • Jeff Koterba- Omaha World-Herald editorial cartoonist.
1-2pm- Meet at Dish (11th. and O), eat lunch (attendees responsible for purchasing own lunch)

2-5pm- General business meeting and announcements. Some drawing events and activities. First speaker of the day.

5-6:00- Cocktails and dinner (again at attendees own expense)

6:00-????- Our remaining two speakers will make their presentations. This will be followed by socializing into the night.

Participants are responsible for paying for their own food and drink during the Saturday schedule.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Official Chapter Meeting Schedule

From meeting organizer Paul Fell:
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Here's our schedule for our Feb. 21 National Cartoonists Society chapter meeting and cartoon award judging.

All activities will be held at the Dish restaurant in their lower level party room. Dish is on the corner of 11th and O Streets, right in the middle of Lincoln's downtown entertainment district. It is only a couple of blocks walk from the Downtown Holiday Inn (9th. and P) where some of our members are staying.

Right across O Street is a city parking garage, so you don't have far to walk from your car.

Just a reminder... the reduced rate for rooms at the Holiday Inn is on until Feb. 9. The rate is $94 a night for a double. For reservations call the front desk directly at 402-475-4011 and tell them that you are part of the "NCS N. Central" group.

Here's our schedule for Saturday, which, by the way is FREE to all comers. Our featured speakers will be:
  • Cedric Hohnstadt- Minneapolis area illustrator & animator
  • Tom Floyd- veteran comic book artist
  • Jeff Koterba- Omaha World-Herald editorial cartoonist.

1-3pm- Meet at Dish (11th. and O), eat lunch and watch judging of NCS editorial cartoon division entries. We have received around 30 entry packets, so there will be lots of great work to see.

3-5pm- General business meeting and announcements. First speaker of the day.

5-6:30- Cocktails and dinner.

6:30-????- Our remaining two speakers will make their presentations. This will be followed by socializing into the night.

Participants are responsible for paying for their own food and drink during the Saturday schedule. Our chapter chair, Tom Richmond, refuses to pick up the tab for anyone to whom he doesn't already owe money.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Meeting Location in Lincoln Set!

Chapter treasurer Paul Fell and chapter black sheep Mike Edholm have secured our venue for our chapter meeting in Lincoln on Sat, Feb. 21st.

The meeting will be held at the "Dish" restaurant in downtown Lincoln, in the "Dish Downstairs" private event room starting at noon until whenever. Members will be able to order off the sandwich menu for lunch and, more importantly, there is a bar. Our judging and all our speakers will take place at this location.

"Dish" is a short 5 minute walk from the Holiday Inn, where we have an NCC discount rate on rooms booked before Feb. 9th. For the convenience of those driving in for the day, there is a city parking garage right across O Street from Dish.

We now have well over 30 submissions, so it will be quite the task reviewing all the work. Lots of great cartooning, great speakers and great company. Best of all no fee for attending. I hope to see a great turnout. If you haven't been to a meeting in some time please try and make the effort to come.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Greetings Fellow NCC Cartoonists!


Just wanted to take the opportunity to introduce myself here. My names is James Hungaski, and I have recently become a member of the National Cartoonist Society. I have been a humorous illustrator for a number of years, for both publication and advertising clients. I currently live in Anoka, MN with my wife Kelly, newborn son, Lucas, and our dog Maxx.

I am looking forward to meeting many of you at the upcoming chapter meeting, in Lincoln, Nebraska. Meanwhile, please visit my blog, to view more of my work, in addition to my website, which is www.hungaskiillustration.com

Thanks to fellow members Tom Richmond and Ed Steckley, for helping me become a part of this great organization!