Thursday, April 14, 2016

Gallery Art Show: Jerry Van Amerongen

Jean Stephen Galleries is proud to announce the first ever show and sale of the comic art of chapter member Jerry Van Amerongen:

Artist Jerry Van Amerongen looks at the world uniquely. His wry wit and surreal humor have been featured in newspapers for 36 years in The Neighborhood and Ballard Street. As author of 15 books celebrating his comics and as a two-time winner of the Best Cartoon Panel of the Year Award his success as a cartoonist is legendary. Please join us in welcoming Jerry Van Amerongen in this first ever show of his paintings and original cartoon art.

April 30-May 28, 2016
Jean Stephen Galleries
4811 Excelsior Blvd
St Louis Park, MN 55416
1/2 mile east of Hwy 100 on Excelsior Blvd.

Artist Reception
Saturday, April 30, 2016
5:00-8:00 PM
RSVP 612-338-4333

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Summer Retreat Rescheduled

Due to a scheduling conflict a new location and date are being planned for the Summer Retreat. If you've already booked your hotel, you'll need to call and cancel. Sorry for the confusion. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Summer Retreat Announced! EDIT: Rescheduling

NOTE: Sorry for the dearth in posts. Most formal announcements are now being posted to our Facebook chapter page. There's also a Facebook chapter members group where individual members are sharing their latest drawings, projects, etc. Check 'em both out! In the mean time, I'll try to do a better job of keeping this blog alive.

UPDATE: Due to a scheduling conflict a new location and date are being planned. Sorry for the confusion. Stay tuned!


Mark your calendars! The North Central Chapter of the National Cartoonists Society is planning a cartooning retreat in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Where: The Retreat At Pointer’s Ridge

When: June 17-19, 2016

Our speakers are both Omaha-area cartoonists:

Paul Trap draws the comic strip “Thattababy”, distributed by Universal Syndicate.

Ben Lane is a former Disney animator who worked on the new “Zootopia” feature. He is currently working for the Cartoon Network.

Registration is $25 per person, which will cover the cost of a catered lunch, catered dinner and beverages.

We have secured a $79 per night rate at the Days Inn Sioux Falls Airport, just off of Interstate 90. (This rate is good until May 27)

Tentative Schedule:

Friday, June 17
Check in at Days Inn S.F. Airport
7 pm - we’ll head over to a nearby restaurant for pizza and beers.
Pizza courtesy of the N. Central Chapter. Beers are on you.

Saturday, June 18
1.  Breakfast at motel.
2.  Car pool out to The Retreat At Pointer’s Ridge.
3.  We plan to spend the day and evening at the Retreat where we’ll hear from our speakers, have lunch and dinner catered in by Hy-Vee catering. Beverages (both adult and otherwise) will be available.
4.  We’d also like to have an informal session where those who are so inclined can update the group on projects that they’re working on.
5.  We’ll also have the infamous Chapter Raffle, so please bring original art, books, or other cartoon stuff that we can raffle off to help cover costs.
6.  Chapter Chair Jim Horwitz will also be giving a report on the state of the chapter and anything else that happens to fall out of his head.

Sunday, June 19
1.  Breakfast at motel.
2.  Head for home.

Updated schedule and registration form coming soon.

Hope to see you all there!