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The Charming-Yet-Infrequent Newsletter… Cartooning Niblets

Hi Folks!
What you’ll find in today’s Cartoon Niblets issue of the Charming-Yet-Infrequent Newsletter:

  • My online cartooning class in April
  • What comics can do beside entertain- PTSD and Veterans
  • Going to England for Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival
  • Everyone’s got a trade mag.  Wanna see ours?
  • Unfortunate signage in my town
  • A picture of Whiskers, my childhood dog

THE ONLINE CARTOONING CLASS- SIGN UP!

“Make It Funny: The Basics of Writing and Drawing Single Panel Cartoons.”

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It’s a one week online class, and you can do it around your work schedule.  (There aren’t live lectures.)  It’s a how-to for getting ideas, refining them and drawing them up.

The class is through Fine Arts Work Center program of Provincetown, MA, famous as a summer arts colony.  I really like teaching, and I have more than a few tips and tricks after doing this job for 20 years.  I will be my first experience teaching online, but I’m already writing out the curriculum.  Just today I was writing out this lesson: Making Puns Actual Jokes.

One week intensive, limit of 12 students, April 25-29.

That link again:

http://web.fawc.org/24-pearl-street/make-it-funny-basics-drawing-and-writing-single-panel-cartoons


A SHORT RADIO PIECE ABOUT MATCHING UP CARTOONISTS AND VETERANS

This story is SO worth a listen, about one man’s journey at the VA hospital and the project of illustrating it.

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THE  SHREWSBURY CARTOON FESTIVAL IN ENGLAND

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I’m heading across the pond with The Notorious B.U.Z. (that would be my mom, Buzzy) to attend the Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival on April 16th.  It’s open to all, so come on out for the fun and get your shrew on!

And we’re also dragging Buzzy’s sister (my aunt) with us.  So it’s a three-fer!


THE NATIONAL CARTOON!ST

Everyone’s got a trade mag, and we’ve gone through the back stacks of ours to cull the interesting bits and share them around.  Lots of off-the-cuff napkin-y sketches and some neat insider-y interviews.

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DOES DRINKING THAT GET YOU THERE?

What you see as you exit the highway in my town.

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MY CHILDHOOD DOG

I like how he modestly draped his tie over his business.

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Thanks for tuning in!

Hilary

Hey! I’m Teaching an Online Cartooning Class in April!

“Make It Funny: The Basics of Writing and Drawing Single Panel Cartoons.”

It’s through Fine Arts Work Center program of Provincetown, MA, famous as a summer arts colony.  I really like teaching, and I have more than a few tips and tricks after doing this job for 20 years.  I will be my first experience teaching online, but I’m already writing out the curriculum.

One week intensive, limit of 12 students, April 25-29.  Sign up!

 

hilary

The Charming-Yet-Infrequent Newsletter, Featuring The Moth Story

In today’s newsletter:
-The Moth Story
-The Scholarship Contest
-The Special Sunday Comics Insert
-Stocking Stuffer Central
-The Gallery Show
-Two Cool Sculptures I Saw

THE MOTH STORY

In October I went up to Burlington, VT for The Moth Grand Slam Story Competition. Here’s my 5-minute tale. The theme of the night was “Fish Out of Water.”


THE JAY KENNEDY CARTOONING SCHOLARSHIP
Submissions are due December 15th so please help spread the word!  More info at the National Cartoonists Society Foundation.

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THE KING 100th ANNIVERSARY SUNDAY COMICS INSERT

Turns out, it wasn’t in everyone’s Sunday paper, but grab your cup of coffee and enjoy the whole insert at Comics Kingdom.  It’s pretty darn cool.

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STOCKING STUFFER CENTRAL

The Gift Shop is up on the Rhymes With Orange website, and we got ALL the links working!  The most popular items are Catacomics and Hanukkomics, and then there’s the books and the birthday calendar.

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THE GALLERY SHOW

Check out original Rhymes With Orange strips at R. Michelson Galleries in Northampton, MA.  It’s part their illustration show. Four are up, but they have more in their files to share.

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Here’s a fave of mine by Mordecai Gerstein, also in the show.

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AND FINALLY, TWO COOL SCULPTURES TO SHARE

This one by Stephen Palmer, which I saw at The Paradise City Art Show in Northampton, MA.

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And then this cardboard chicken by my artist pal Whitney Robbins.

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Thanks for tuning in, and have a safe and happy holiday!

Hilary

 

 

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