The Reuben Journal ad for our Great Lakes Chapter of the National Cartoonist Society is finished! This is the fourth one I've put together for the gang and it was a pretty smooth task this time. A few stragglers as always ( cartoonists are notorious procrastinators ) but we're done and ahead of schedule! The Journal is a publication for the Reuben Awards weekend, which will be held in Washington DC on Memorial Day weekend. A fun time for all concerned, nominated or not. Thanks to my cartooning bros and sisses for trusting me with the job of representing the chapter. Hope you like it. — Dan Collins
This morning I was informed that an old friend and fellow cartoonist passed away. Roy Doty was a member of the Great Lakes chapter of the National Cartoonist Society as am I. One may argue the merits of professional associations but when you get the chance to become a friend of your artistic idols there is no greater benefit.
He will be cremated immediately I'm told, so let's all raise a Viking toast to a dear departed brother in arms. Keep 'em "kerfluffled" in the after life Roy!
photo shared from Paul Combs
The next collection of e-toons is more than halfway done! This year I want to see how many books I can produce. Publishing is a magical ability to connect with others through your art. To do it at will with epub books is a dream come true for a cartoonist.
Dan Collins, American cartoonist and all around funny guy.