Thursday, October 5, 2017

Recap: Chapter Mtg and Fall Cartooning Weekend 2017

This past weekend chapter members from all over the midwest gathered in Lincoln, Nebraska for our annual chapter get-together. We viewed an exhibit of comic book art by Dan Hall, listened to presentations by three speakers (John Hambrock, Tom Kerr, and a keynote by award-winning New York illustrator Steve Brodner), and engaged in the usual tomfoolery.

During out chapter meeting it was announced that at the national level the NCS is taking steps to adapt to cartooning in the 21st century. It sounds like the leadership is thinking about what it can do to offer more value to web cartoonists as well as to adjust to the changing industry landscape. That was good to hear.

Here's a few photos, submitted by chapter members Mike Edholm and Cedric Hohnstadt:

We had a great turnout considering the fact that our chapter covers nine states. Many members travelled hundreds of miles to attend.

Genevieve Randall interviewed Mike Edholm, Paul Fell, and Tom Kerr for the NET Radio show “Friday Live.”
Paul Fell, Bucky Jones, Mike Edholm, and Tom Kerr.
We viewed an exhibit by local comic book artist Bob Hall.
John Hambrock discusses his syndicated humor strip, "The Brilliant Mind of Edison Lee".
Illustrator and cartoonist Tom Kerr walked us through his career and discussed his influences.
Members contributed to the doodle board which was later raffled off. 
Award-winning New York illustrator Steve Brodner discusses his work.
Illustrator Steve Brodner followed his presentation with a Q&A.

We wrapped everything up with Indian cuisine at The Oven in downtown Lincoln.
Over dinner Steve Brodner did sketches of some of the members in his sketchbook.
Everyone had a great time. Thanks to co-chairs Paul Fell and Mike Edholm for all their hard work in making it all happen!

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