Cartoonists hope to draw locals to workshops, signings [The Knoxville News-Sentinel, Tenn.]
(Knoxville News-Sentinel (TN) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Oct. 19--The Southeast Chapter of the National Cartoonists Society is coming to Knoxville Oct. 25-27 for its annual meeting and to share parts of it with the community.
The group, which includes News Sentinel cartoonist Charlie Daniel, offers social and networking opportunities for cartoonists throughout the Southeast and hopes to establish a Knoxville sub-group soon. Local cartoonists are encouraged to attend the public portions of the Saturday, Oct. 26, meeting from 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Knoxville. There is no charge, but seating is limited and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
The public programs, which will take place in Salon B on the Mezzanine level of the Crowne Plaza, include:
-- A talk by political cartoonist Daryl Cagle.
-- Bill Holbrook will share "Dethany in Virtu/Noir: A Story App in Progress," a story app for tablet computers, in which the reader guides Dethany of Holbrook's "On the Fastrack" comic strip through a detective's murder investigation set in cyberspace. Holbrook will explain the process of creating this new media project, with a question-and-answer period to follow.
-- Greg Cravens, who writes and draws "The Buckets" for daily newspaper syndication as well as his own web comic "HUBRIS," will present a program called Baby Steps From Paper to Pixels. He will show folks how to transition from traditional tools to the high-tech tools of the 21st century.
-- John Lotshaw, who publishes his own comic "Accidental Centaurs," will talking about how advances in technology have made it easier for cartoonists to become their own publisher. He will discuss how to get work printed and sold.
From 2-4 p.m. a number of cartoonists associated with the SECNCS will sign copies of their latest collections outside of Salon B. This group will consist of Holbrook, Jack Cassady, Cravens, John Sheppard, and Mark Buford.
A small contingent of the group will visit East Tennessee Children's Hospital to do cartoons for the patients there on Oct. 25.
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