Being A Grand Marshal At A Parade…Is Good Exercise

The 2014 Toonfest Parade in Marceline, Missouri!

Marceline is where Walt Disney spent formative years in his childhood, and was deeply affected by the town.  Every year Marceline sponsors Toonfest, where professional cartoonists are invited to town and treated like royalty.  We spoke to the 400 high school students about our craft and got to tour the amazing Walt Disney Hometown Museum.

And, best of all, we got to be Grand Marshals in the parade…
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This photo series was shot by the amazing editorial cartoonist Steve Artley, one of the other honored guests at Toonfest.  In addition to editorial cartoons, he’s launching a Twilight Zone type series of illustrated stories called The Aphelion Arc.

The other Grand Marshal this year were cartoonists Bill Hinds, Eddie Pittman and Guy Gilchrist.

We had a blast at Toonfest!

Greetings from Rhymes With Orange World Headquarters, Blogging Annex

Welcome!  We’ve cleared out a tiny broom closet on the 4th floor of World Headquarters to allow Willamena Von Moving Von, the only intern of six to complete the typing test and the 45 minute swim, to set up shop and start blogging.  Please welcome Willamena.  

Hi everyone!  I’m Willamena and I actually wrote my own introduction above, because frankly, no one around here knows what they’re doing.  My job description (and guess who had to write that ) is keep people posted on various goings on with rbma_rhymeswithorange_com (Rhymes With Orange) and HBP (Hilary B. Price.)  I know, snore. I’ll do my best considering what little I have to work with.

The first thing is actually kind of cool, because it has to do with celebrities– the smartest, most beautiful, happiest people in the world.  Everyone I work with is too lame to subscribe to People, but I do see the inside cover of Parade magazine on Sunday.  HBP is not on this page of Parade (of course not! Duh!)  but they’ve started to run a few of her cartoons in the back.

Here’s the first, which ran when Reese Witherspoon was on the cover.  Reese Witherspoon!  Legally Blonde! They made it into a musical! I saw it on MTV.

"Dang it, Williams, this is football!  Stop referring to this as the 'huggle.'"