On Thursday, May 26th, as part of the National Cartoonists Society's “Cartooning for Kids”project, NCS members will spend the day at St Jude Children’s Research Hospital drawing for the patients and their families and handing out goodie bags crammed with t-shirts, sketchbooks, crayons, toys, comics and books.
Artwork by Tom Richmond.
Later that same evening, some of those artists – including a number of cartoonists whose comics run daily in the Memphis Commercial Appeal, as well leading artists in the fields of animation, magazine illustration and editorial cartooning – will appear at a gala fundraiser. Its a chance for the public to join the cartoonists for dinner, enjoy festive food and spirits, get personalized sketches and caricatures and bid on some unique original art. The cartoonists will also participate in an improv show that promises to be one of the highlights of the evening.
Scheduled to appear are:
Jeff Keane – Family Circus
Patrick McDonnell – Mutts
Lynn Johnston – For Better Or For Worse
Jerry Scott – Zits, Baby Blues
Rick Kirkman – Baby Blues
Mike Peters – Mother Goose & Grimm
Stephan Pastis – Pearls Before Swine
Bill Morrison – The Simpsons and Disney artist
Steve McGarry – Minions
Tom Richmond – Mad Magazine
Robb Armstrong – Jumpstart
Hillary Price – Rhymes with Orange
Greg Walker – Beetle Bailey
Greg Evans – Luann
Mike Luckovich — Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoonist
Rick Stromoski – Soup to Nutz
Maria Scrivan – Half Full
Luke McGarry – Sad Chewie
Lincoln Pierce – Big Nate
Greg Cravens – The Buckets
Michael Ramirez – Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoonist
Jason Chatfield – Ginger Meggs
Ed Steckley – Illustrator and doofus.
THURSDAY, MAY 26TH. FOR MORE DETAILS AND TO PURCHASE TICKETS: STJUDE.ORG/CARTOONISTSUNITED