LOSER 40th ANNIVERSARY
the AL FELDSTEIN
THE OLD NEWSBLURTS
NEW ORLEANS REPORT!
10/30/07: THURBER HOUSE/
2007 FEST PHOTOS!
9/10/07: DOTY PARTY PICS!
PHOTOS: PAGE 1 UP!
4/2/07: AKRON MEETING
PHOTOS: PAGE 2 UP!
12/19/06: PIG IRON MEETING
PHOTOS: PAGE 3 UP!
11/19/06: Mid-Ohio Con
9/21/06: San Diego Con
9/21/06: 2006 Reuben Pics
8/1/06: What's Up With
6/29/06: Karl Kesel speaks
6/4/06: PHOTO GALLERY:
San Diego Con
5/30/06: GLC at the VA
DAYTON | CLEVELAND
4/21/06: PHOTO GALLERY:
GLC SPRING MEETING
OSU Cartoon Research Library's
YELLOW KID GALLERY
11/29/05: PHOTO GALLERY:
GLC at Mid-Ohio Con
8/20/05: PHOTO GALLERY:
GLC "Red Door" Meeting
8/10/05: FREE DOWNLOAD:
GLC "Born Loser 40th" Tribute Book
7/24/05: REUBEN Pic of the
6/22/05: Jef Mallett's
6/17/05: PHOTO GALLERY:
The AL FELDSTEIN EVENT
6/4/05: Scenes from the
San Diego Con
4/7/05: JEF "Frazz"
4/7/05: JEFF COBB HITS 50!
4/7/05: GLC Pete Hoffman
4/7/05: 2004 FESTIVAL of
4/7/05: CHRISTMAS in APRIL
4/7/05: Ed Black: ELZIE
4/7/05: At long last:
DISNEY, Part 3
4/7/05: Expanded Roy Hearn
FROM THE CHAIR
3/12/05: JUDGING THE
* Read Ed Black's Pittsburgh Report *
2/28/05: The GLC SiteGeist
2/10/05: The GLyph
2/13/05: Vent your
The GLC DISCUSSION BOARD
WARMING UP FOR THE REUBENS
9/8/04: Picking R.C.
8/27/04: The Norm's MICHAEL JANTZE
on the WELCOME MAT
8/27/04: DEPARTMENT OF
7/31/04: YOU, TOO, CAN
BE A WISENHEIMER
GALLERY: JUDGING THE REUBENS
COLLINS - A STINKING INTERVIEW
- IN THE CENTER RING
BLACK'S CARTOON FLASHBACK
ALLEN on DAN MARTIN & the
In case you didn't know, the print versions
of The GLyph, infrequent as they are, can be
downloaded to your computer as pdf's. Adobe
Acrobat Reader or some other fiendish device
is requires to read those things. If you
don't have one, you can download it from the
As I continue to work on this thing, I keep
learning a few tricks of the trade. The
issue 1 download, which previously had been
a whopping giant file, is now a very
manageable 1/3 of its previous size. So you
can now download without your computer
Anyway, there have been a grand total of
two, supposedly quarterly, issues to date.
Have a ball!
VOL.1 ISSUE 2 as .pdf
VOL.1 ISSUE 1 as .pdf
Free Adobe Acrobat Reader
There have been a number of incremental
updates on the site over the past few weeks.
You may have noticed the "Comic Strip Quote
of the Day" on the opening screen. Vaguely
philosophical-sounding stuff, pulled from
comic strips anywhere and everywhere. That's
just harmless fun.
The Amazon Associates account has been set
up for the chapter, so the bookstore
can be considered fully functional as of
now. That means we'll continue to add new
member items as they become available. As a
matter of fact, many new items have been
added for purchase. Sales made through that
page benefit the chapter and help defray
costs of the website.
A few GLyph
banners have been made available, in
case you want to add a link to the website
to your own site.
Directory has been updated with a few
new members, but we're waiting for you to
add your info to make the directory more
On the Comics Page,
Ziggy has been added to the lineup,
since its omission thus far was an
oversight. For Better Or Worse has
been removed, as Lynn Johnston is no longer
with our chapter. And, Blondie has
been included in recognition of new member
Dan Davis' gig as assistant on that strip.
A number of news items have been added to
page. But that section gets updated whenever
news comes in, so you should be checking it
regularly anyway. If you have news to
report, please send it HERE.
These are relatively minor updates, and
there will be more as the occasion arises.
Major updates will happen quarterly, in
conjunction with the release of the print
version of the newsletter. Speaking of
THE GLYPH - PRINT EDITION
After many delays and bug fixes, the first
issue of the print version of The GLyph
is in the mail. If you don't get one by the
end of the millennium, please let me know HERE.
You can also download the thing in .pdf
format, with a click of your mouse on the
VOL.1 ISSUE 2 as .pdf
VOL.1 ISSUE 1 as .pdf
Thanks to the many contributors of photos,
stories, artwork, news items, time, effort,
etc. who help make this site fly. Special
thanks to Wes Alexander, Mark Szorady and
Don Lee, previous editors of the Great
Lakes Cartoonicator, out from which
sprang (like that face-hugger thing in
'Alien') the GLyph.
While you're here I recommend you not pass
up the cartoon
gallery of vintage work by Roy Hearn,
of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. The more time
I spent scanning and cleaning up these
drawings for Ed Black's feature article, the
more I grew to appreciate this artist's
Speaking of Ed, his cartoonist histories
have always been a part of the GLC
newsletter. For the reinvented newsletter
(paper 'n' staples version as well as the
online version of the GLyph), an editorial
choice was made to focus exclusively on
cartoonists from the Great Lakes region. It
wasn't until we were hip deep in putting
together the new issue that we realized that
only the first part of Ed's multi-part
article on Walt Disney had appeared in The
Great Lakes Cartoonicator when the new
approach was adopted, effectively leaving
Disney hanging. To make amends, we're
Disney: How He Did It" here on the
online GLyph as a special feature. Part One
is rerun from the Cartoonicator, and Part
Two appears here, for the first time
anywhere. Part Three will be along soon. As
a bit of good fortune, the piece now
contains new photos of historic
Disney-related sites, taken by Ed during the
Reuben weekend in Kansas City.
We have an exciting event coming up at 1:00 PM on Saturday, August 19 at the beautiful Cleveland Public Library on Superior Avenue. The panel discussion has been moved to the larger Stokes Auditorium in the building adjoining the main library that is on Superior Avenue. They also plan to live-stream the panel on their website.
They have a great three floor show of “Superman” art and memorabilia and eight Great Lakes Chapter members and friends will be participating in a super panel – presentations, discussions, Q&A, and open to the public.
Afterwards, we’ll have a special tour of the show and light refreshments in The Treasure Room.
Congrats to 2017 Reubens Nominees and Winners
Save the Date for Reubens Judging
Saturday, March 4th
Hope you’re having a good New Year. Just got word that the Great Lakes Chapter is invited to help judge one or more categories for the Reuben cartoon awards this year. Am still awaiting word on which, but please mark your calendars and save time to participate. There will be a free lunch and door prizes!
The likeliest date will be at our place in Akron on Saturday, March 4, noon, with a snow date of Sunday, March 5 if there is a blizzard on the 4th. Please let me know if you can join our meeting on those dates to have fun and judge. If those dates don’t work for enough people, we might get together instead on Saturday, February 25 with a snow date on the 26th.
It’s always fascinating to see all the submissions, rather than just the finalists, so come and help judge. Your friends and family are welcome at lunch and to see the submissions, although only cartooning professionals qualify as judges.
Let me know if you’re going to be able to join us. Thanks!
Check Out Jerry Dowling's New Books!
Drawing the Grand Ole Country, The Way It Was and
Drawing the Hollywood Book of Fame
What a Hoot! It’s a Mike Peters Celebration
The Great Lakes Chapter is hosting a November 12, 2016 private dinner for the renowned Mike Peters, his family and associates! Is Mike Peters is one of the most fun and entertaining cartoonists on the planet? Lots of folks think so. The dinner (see attachment) we are hosting is in conjunction with other special happenings at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum on Saturday, November 12, 2016 and you won't want to miss any of then. Fun, fun, fun!
We can accept a limited number of reservations, so it's "first come, first served". Some spots are automatically taken, so let me know soon. Deadline is November 9 or when we reach the Traditions Room fire-laws capacity!
Questions? Call or email me (but not on October 14 through 16 with any questions).
Mysteries at the Museum Follow-up
Thought you all would be interested in this nice article by Mike Sangiacomo in the Cleveland Plain Dealer about our event celebrating Art and Chip Sansom for 50 years of The Born Loser comic strip. We had a great time. Link below.
Mysteries at the Museum
GLC Meeting 8/27/16
Hope you are having a great summer. Please mark your calendars for Saturday, August 27 at 11:30 AM. We’re having a fun meeting at the magnificent Cleveland Public Library and lunch at (we hope) the fabulous, historic Arcade across the street.
The Library has an exhibition of Ohio cartoons, a Shakespeare show, and a new, big Superman collection just donated to them. We also hope to celebrate 51 years of “The Born Loser” strip by Art and Chip Sansom. Chip is one of our founding GLC members. Family and friends are welcome. Our famous, fabulous door prizes, too. We’ll need a count soon. If you want to stay overnight, there is a great new hotel in the Arcade and parking there and, for extra fun, the nearby Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland Museum of Art, Natural History Museum, Car and Aviation museum, etc.
So, please plan to join us on Saturday, August 27 at 11:30 AM for our own “Mysteries at the Museum” Day.
GLC Reubens Pictures are Finally Here!
HOGAN'S ALLEY Reubens Pictures
Legendary Cleveland Reporter Neil Zurcher
Many Northeast Ohioans know Neil as the VERY FIRST and original “One Tank Trip” reporter on Cleveland Fox 8 WJW TV. For nearly 40 years Neil has been traveling the roads of Ohio, and beyond, reporting on unique and entertaining travel stops that are only a “One Tank Trip” from Cleveland, Ohio. This is his fairwell tour ...
Read more on Mark's BLOG at http://www.georgetoon.com/blog/one-tank-trip-with-neil-zurcher/
Note: Return shout out to Mark from Neil at onetanktrips.com
2016 GLC Reubens Judging Get Together!
Thanks to all who could make it and to Tom Batiuk and Chuck Ayers for their years of Cartooning!
Photos compliments of Mark Szorady (click here)
Order via mail (Order Form) or Online Store.
Our cookbook a new online/credit card ordering contact:
www.braughterbook.com or email email@example.com.
Braughter Books was spun off from our original publisher, Greyden Press.
People can still order books from Polly Keener if paying by check.
It appears that it is still listed fron Greyden Press - FYI (link above)
Nice Article on our Cookbook Here
Joe Wos Day!
Mayor William Peduto has declared December 2nd 2015 Joe Wos Day in Pittsburgh. Joe was bestowed this honor for his contributions to the arts in Pittsburgh and beyond. The decree recognized his founding of the ToonSeum, his feature MazeToons from Creators, his work with the Charles M. Schulz Museum and his recent book the Three Little Pigsburghers (The story of the Three Pigs as told in Pittsburghese.)
The Cartoon Days of Christmas (TCDC)
Rich's annual nod to Christmas ;) Any GLC members wanting to participate next year, just let Rich know!
Saturday, November 7: The Fisher Auditorium, the big annual Buckeye Book Fair in Wooster, Ohio.
Thursday, November 12: The Hudson, Ohio Library and Historical Society program about cartooning and cooking.
Upcoming Chapter Events:
1. Saturday, July 30: Cartooning at Riley Children's Hospital in Indy.
2. October 3, 2015: First annual Cartoon Crossroads Columbus, a one day expo at the Cultural Arts Center.
3. Saturday, November 7: From 9:30 – 4:30 at the Fisher Auditorium, the big annual Buckeye Book Fair in Wooster, Ohio will take place and the GLC application for a spot has been accepted.
4. Thursday, November 12: The Hudson, Ohio Library and Historical Society has invited us to do a program there to talk about cartooning and cooking if we want to, as well as sell our chapter cookbooks and any books or art of your own you want to bring.
Contact Polly if you have any questions or need details.
Chapter Photos are HERE!
Hogan's Alley Photos (here)
R.I.P. Roy Doty
To Roy and those who knew him (or wish they did):
It's a terrible loss to have such a tremendous creative talent and a wonderful friend be silenced. We were all so fortunate to have known Roy Doty as long as we did and will have the joy of his humorous illustrations and memories of his feisty spirit to enjoy always. He was younger at heart than most people half his age.
We miss you, Roy. We'll miss you at our Great Lakes Chapter meetings with the lovely Nancy Maar: we'll miss you calling to account folks at the National Cartoonists Society annual meetings: we'll miss your clever Christmas cards and "purfeled" page edge decorations: we'll miss your joy, your martinis and your amazing cartoon versatility and accomplishments, as well as your laser-like frankness at Reuben category judgings, and, of course, your savoir faire and indomitable sense of fun. Roy also won about 8 Reuben category awards, the NCS Gold Medal, illustrated 178 books, had a TV show, a comic strip, invented board games, monthly and weekly gigs with different magazines, etc. etc., etc. He also worked form 9 AM to midnight every day. A rare and wonderful combination of traits and talents made you truly "one of a kind."
Roy's friend Nancy Maar has suggested that we might want to do, at a later date, a memorial celebration/tribute to Roy and other GLC members have suggested tributes in his honor, possibly to the NCS Foundation or the Billy Ireland Library. Thank you all for your thoughts and offers of help. Together, we'll come up with something good. Meanwhile, check out the links to Roy's TV show in 1954 (https://youtu.be/MP_Pi7xNaNk), that Adrian Sinnott sent. Roy also is on Wikipedia.
on behalf of the Great Lakes Chapter, NCS
Read more on Roy at the NCS web site (click here)
GLC Chapter Reubens Ad
It's that time of the year again, Reuben Journal ad time. For the last few years, we've done a wonderful full-page group GLC ad and would like to do that again. It always gets lots of attention. In years past, about 17-19 people have participated, about the maximum number we can fit in the ad. The full-page ad this year (again) costs $600, so the cost per person will depend upon how many of us participate, probably about $35 per person -- way less than buying even the smallest individual ad.
If you want to join the GLC ad, please let me know so I can keep count and let you know the exact cost later.
Dan Collins has graciously agreed to pull everyone's ads together in a coherent production and get it to David Folkman before April 1. Dan has done a superb job juggling our past disparate art contributions into fun big ads. The overall "title" of the ad will probably be congratulations to the Reuben Award nominees. You can send a piece of your art, a self-caricature, message or whatever will reproduce well in the size of a small business card. Try to get your ad to Dan by mid-March to give him time to arrange things and get the ad in on time. For more info email Dan!
Cleveland Comic Con
Friday, February 20 through Sunday Feb 22, there will be a huge Comic Con at the Cleveland Convention Center. There is a long guest list of celebrities as well as local writers and artists. If you are interested (and not frozen to the ground), go to www.wizardworld.com/admission.html for admission prices and to buy tickets, etc.
Thanks to GLC Treasurer Ed Black for calling this to my attention.
Polly Keener, GLC Chair
King of Comics Exhibit Opens
Billy Ireland Cartoon Libray at OSU 12/13/14
"The Cartoonist" Trailer (Official)
The official trailer for "The Cartoonist" - The Cartoonist: Jeff Smith, BONE and the Changing Face of Comics. The official trailer for "The Cartoonist". -Way to go Jeff!
Enjoy Frank Pauer's latest handiwork via the Cartoon!st and NCS Foundation Comic Con Magazines! Very Nice.
NCS Members should have received these in the mail (of course).
Congrats to all NCS GLC Reubens Category Winners
Welcome New Member - John Steventon!
We extend a big welcome to the Great Lakes Chapter's new NCS member, John Steventon, whom many of your met recently in Columbus. Glad to have you aboard, John!
Picture here from the Chapter 20th Anniversary Dinner
Rich Diesslin, John Steventon, Tim and Laura Ellis
Pictured here hosting the Memoir Comics Panel, with a great group of talent!
With John Steventon, Jimmy Gownley and Dara Naraghi.
Congrats to all NCS Reubens Nominees
March 22nd Chapter Meeting
GLC Celebrating 20 years!
Lakes Chapter members and chapter
Chapter members have had a busy year
with gatherings all over Ohio, such as
Cincinnati, at the Veteran’s
Akron for the Reuben Comic
Strip Division judging
Cleveland for the “Super
Splendor Sunday” arranged by
Columbus for the Billy Ireland
Cartoon Library and Museum
opening at renovated Sullivant
Happy New Year, everyone! I
hope it will be a splendid year for each
Looking back on a
small sample of chapter members’ 2013
activities, intrepid GLC cartoonists
Chip Bok and Paul Combs went on USO
tours, several GLC folks helped judge
the Toon Art Awards for college
students, others participated in area
comicons such as the ones in Akron and
Columbus, and quite a few members have
new books and e-books out.
We have several new and NCS-rejoined
members but, unfortunately, lost our
oldest great cartoonist, Pete Hoffman,
who was 94.
The Great Lakes
Chapter sponsored coffee and tea on
Saturday morning in Columbus at the
Cartoon Festival. Jenny
Robb and co. organized the fabulous
Festival and distinguished GLC’er Dr.
Lucy Caswell received the rare Elzie
Segar Award from King Features for her
dedication to cartooning. Jeff
Smith was a featured cartoonist twice
during the festivities and Frank Pauer
did the handsome program.
We did a GLC group
ad, coordinated by Dan Collins, for
the 2013 Reuben Journal and almost
half of our chapter members made it to
Reuben Weekend in Pittsburgh last May
where GLC folks
Jim Borgman, and Dave Coverly were
Reuben Division nominees and Terri
Libenson was a special speaker.
Upcoming in 2014: As
there are more NCS chapters now than
Reuben Award categories, chapters have
to rotate and this is an off-year for
However, there is a special
Bill Watterson and Richard Thompson
exhibit coming up in Columbus and we
plan to have a meeting this Spring in
conjunction with that, celebrating the
Great Lakes Chapter’s 20th
anniversary. Once again,
hooray to founding Chairman Earl
Musick for starting the chapter in
Other fun stuff,
Stay tooned. . .
Please plan to attend
the Saturday morning “coffee” in
Columbus 11/16 at the FESTIVAL OF
CARTOON ARTS since we are sponsoring
The chapter, as has been our
tradition, is sending a memorial for
Pete Hoffman (who passed away at age
94 in September) to his favorite
charity, Congregation Etz
Chayim. To read his obituary, go
to the September
8, 2013 Toledo Blade
I forwarded the notes of condolence
many GLC folks sent to Pete’s nephew,
Paul, who appreciated your thoughts.
Hope to see everyone in Columbus in
VA Hospital Visit Photos
Here they posted!
GREAT LAKES CHAPTER of the
CARTOONISTS SOCIETY presents a
SUPER SPLENDOR SUNDAY
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20,
NOON ’til 3 PM, in CLEVELAND, OHIO at
MARKET GARDEN BREWERY in OHIO CITY
It's official! Make plans now to
attend our Holiday Bash
back at the spectacular Society of
illustrators in Manhattan!
The holiday season in New York City is a
wonderful time to come out and see the
sights, and now we can all ring in the
holidays together, and with style, at the
Society! Come out and eat, drink and
be merry with us in The Big Apple!Friday,
December 6th, 6pm-9pm Society of
Illustrators, in the dining room. 128 East
63rd St, between Park and Lexington.
Admission is $20.
This includes food! In
Manhattan?? What a deal!
Hotel group rates will be available, more
info on that soon! All proceeds from
the event to to the InkWell Foundation!
publisher of Hogan's Alley, sent this
discounted subscription offer to
us. As you may know, every issue
is packed with cartoon lore.
David Folkman -- who does the fun
Reuben Journal "morphes" -- is design
director for Hogan's Alley. Our
own Ed Black has had articles in the
If you want to subscribe or renew,
here's a chance to save a couple of
The customary price
is four issues for $24, but for GLC
chapter members they are offering a
rate of four issues for $22.
Payal (at firstname.lastname@example.org),
or payment sent to Hogan's Alley, P.O.
Box 3872, Decatur, GA 30031.
Awards - GLC
Photos (click here)
YOU at The GLC Reubens
Thanks to all the participants and
Dan Collins for putting this together again
Judging - More Photos!
to Mark Szorady!
Excerpts and a Video clip
Featuring Vicki and Tony Cochran!
Judging - Jerry's BLOG
Out to Lunch - Animal Cartoons
This book, Out to Lunch - Animal Cartoons by
Rich Diesslin contains over 155 of his
favorite Out to Lunch animal cartoons.
and b/w Paperback
First Printing February 2013 | ISBN:
Got a new book, email
the details and we'll list it in
the GLC Bookstore!
GLC Reuben Judging
coming up the End of February or Beginning
of March 9th with Snow Date 3/10!
At Polly's starting at 11:30am.
to RSVP and if you need directions.
New Book - The New Classics
Classics - 21st Century Comic Strips -
and Kindle Book http://amzn.to/UZObrO
This book is 148 pages and includes four
pages of comic strips each from 36
incredible cartoonists. That's over 500
Includes Michael Kandalaft, Steven
Degryse, Chad Carpenter, Daniel
Diesslin, Mark Simon, Ken
Schotsch, Alan Campbell, Tyson Cole,
Randy McIlwaine, Brian Martin, Scott
Lincoln, Bill Abbott, Richard Cross, Dan Collins,
Werner Wejp-Olsen, DaveBlazek, Graham
Nolan, Jim and Pat McGreal, Rob Duckett,
Wil Panganiban, Doug Bratton, Bridgett
Spicer, Rick Hotton, Brian Martian,
Scott Nickel, Ron Therien, Crystal
Jones, Tom Gammill, Josh Alves, Mark
Heath, Geoff Hassing, and Drew Pocza.
Outcault/Stahler exhibit at the
Decorative Arts Center in Lancaster,
30-60-90 Birthday Party Pictures (click
Happy 30-60-90th Birthday(s)
Whitney Keener, Roy Doty, Frank Pauer
(in 30-90-60 order at Roy's Place)
The Joe Frankenstein Project
I want to let
as many people know about our project, "JOE
" as I can.
There's some great swag at various
donation levels, so please take a moment
to check it out on Indiegogo and also
share it with your friends.
All the tools are there.
Get perks, make a contribution, or simply
If enough of us get behind it, we can make
'JOE FRANKENSTEIN' happen.
Returns to Metropolis (aka
is coming back to Ohio –
specifically, to Cleveland Hopkins
airport. A permanent
exhibition opens there on October
Relatives of Siegal and
Shuster, creators of Superman, as
well as the Mayor of Cleveland, and
other dignitaries will be there. The
exhibit and a Superman stature are
to be across from the baggage claim
area, where will be a 5:00 PM
reception on October 11. I
may try to attend and, maybe, you’d
like to, also. I’d
love to have photos and news from
the event so, if you can go to the
opening (or anytime to the airport
and see the permanent exhibit),
please send your “Super” photos so
we can include them in chapter news
for the Cartoonist Magazine.
you already know that a perfect 1938
copy of Superman’s first appearance
in “Action #1” comic sold from $2.1
million earlier this year. Its
original price was 10¢.
Mooney NightCallers Project
I'm writing about my
animation project, "Nightcallers", for
which I'm sure you've seen my
shameless pleading on Facebook and
elsewhere. I'm trying to raise some
money to complete a short sample scene
to use in pitching the project to
movie and animation studios.
You may be familiar
with Kickstarter, an online crowd
sourced fundraising website where
anyone can put up a creative project
and attempt to raise money. Some
impressive projects have been funded
this way, but the people who have the
greatest success are those with a big
online audience or some other
established following, neither of
which I have!
Also, it's a pledge
system, and if I don't hit my target,
I get zero and you don't get charged.
If you'd like to see a
little more about what I'm trying to
accomplish, go to http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1867950291/nightcallers
and watch my video; if you like
it, you just need to click the "Back
this project" button and you can
pledge any amount starting at one
buck. However I need help so hopefully
you'll be moved to do a little more.
You will need an Amazon account to
make a pledge. Also can get
there from www.NightCallers.net
Thanks for considering
this and I hope to see you on my
Best regards, Gerry
Photos from Ed Black
wraps up dark saga | Columbus Dispatch
Smith has a unique success story in
the comic-book industry. His first
self-published comic-book series,
Bone, became a runaway hit, in no
small part because of a deal with
Scholastic that put collected editions
of the series in the hands of ...
Hogan's Alley Reubens Photos
a lot of photos, many of GLC chapter
are some photos from the GLC
Cinci VA visit complements of
the VA! FYI.
Ruebens Award Winners
Listed on the NCS
Mothership - Congrats to
Winners and Nominees!
Some other articles and such on the
Alerts Page. FYI.
Selling any Cartoon
Let me know and I'll
try to set up a chapter page or add it
to the book store. -Rich
I’m pleased to
announce the “opening” of the Pajama Diaries online
features many original cards
for Mother’s Day -- perfect for moms,
sisters, or fellow in-the-trenches
friends. It also carries t-shirts,
hoodies, mouse pads, mugs, coasters, and
yes – pajamas. Plus MORE.
And don’t forget the book! It didn’t come
out until late May last year, so this is
my first Mother’s Day push. Great gift
for friends and loved ones. Hope you
enjoy. If you have a hard time reading
anything, let me know and I’ll help you
much for your support! -Terri
sell a bunch of stuff with my cartoons
on it ... check out my store here!
;) Thanks - Rich
Kenosha Cartoon Festival
If you would like to support (or just get
information ongoing) to the Kenosha
Festival of Cartooning, details are below
(Note: our own Dave Coverly is one of the
If you would like a t-shirts, mugs, mouse
pads, or other cool stuff with the really
cool 2012 Reuben Ad designed by Dan
you can check it out at http://www.cafepress.com/glyphie
Cinci VA Hospital Visit on
good time was had by all!
From Polly's recent email -
"The patients and staff
really seemed to appreciate our visit and,
as y you saw, they worked hard to provide
many special touches ... the
handsome medallions were a lovely
Although it wasn’t quite possible
to plan every detail ahead of time, you
all did a fabulous job to make it a neat
event, even when some parts were
Apparently, we were able to meet
and sketch a large percentage patients
from several floors, maybe about 70- 80
Jo Ann mentioned that several
patients who came to the auditorium [overcame
various issues] to see us. An
interesting compliment! And
Ms. Smith, the head of the VA hospital,
made the special trip to greet us which
was quite an honor.
Additionally, the Recreation
Service Coordinator from the Cleveland
VA hospital made the five-hour trip
there to see us and I guess we must have
passed inspection because she would like
to arrange a Great Lakes Chapter visit
to the Cleveland hospital, so we’ll be
you all for giving up a whole Sunday to
do this event, for all being right on
time, and for sending you bios, art
samples for the posters, and art for the
cartoon workbook they distributed and
especially for meeting and entertaining
should follow ... in the meantime check
BLOG click here! A great
summary of the trip and you can see his
Cinci VA Visit 4/22 @
Last Fall, we had a request
from the Cincinnati VA hospital to do a
program for their patients and it has
taken a while to find a date and time
that works for them and, hopefully, lots
of us. We had to avoid the major
holidays, military days, etc. and have
settled on Sunday, April 22 from 1:30 to
4:30 PM (best to be there by 1:00
PM. We hope lots of members and
GLC cartoonist friends can be there.
This will be one of the most important,
useful, and highly appreciated
appearances you can make all year.
No kidding. The hospital folks are very
excited to have us. I’ll share a
portion of JoAnn Norton’s (Cincy VA
Volunteer Services and Recreation
Specialist) email to me: “There is
quite a buzz about GLNCS coming here in
April ... Your group is going to put a
lot of smiles on the Veterans
faces.” They’ve sacrificed years
for us. We can give three hours to
She would like to have the names of
some, or all, of those of us who will be
attending as she wants their Media
Department to create publicity posters
with cartoonists’ names, brief bios, and
cartoon graphics. Additionally, if you
have cartoons or puzzle features you can
send to me ahead of time, the VA
hospital will make copies or booklets in
advance that will be distributed to each
patient. So, please let me know ASAP if
you will be joining us for this
important, fun, and satisfying
Keep in mind – YOU DO NOT HAVE TO DRAW
CARICATURES – unless you want to.
Caricatures are extremely popular and I
watched Ron Hill be swamped with fans as
he drew many caricatures a the Cleveland
VA hospital. However, what most of
us probably will do is present a group
“show” – each cartoonist can do his or
her own thing – talk, do a “chalk talk,”
tell how you do cartoons or get into
cartooning, possibly draw on an overhead
projector, stand-up comedy (Earl?),
guitar song (Tony?), and then we’ll let
patients ask questions, and probably
have them come up to the table and get a
personalized drawing(s) or
autograph(s). For this part:
★ you can bring
ready-drawn and/or pre-printed
cartoons you’ve done, if you are not a
“quick draw,” and just personalize
them for patients, or. . .
★ you can
bring a stack of paper and do quick
sketches of something a patient
requests – boat, dog, and so forth,
or. . .
By all means, if you can and want to
and/or. . .
If we have enough cartoonists, some can
make visits to individual rooms, in
pairs or groups after or during our
group presentation so that one can draw
for the patients while the other(s)
actually chat with them. GLC
friends, spouses, who don’t actually
draw, could join a GLC cartoonist for
in-room chats and draw sessions,
too. Hospital personnel will
accompany people on room visits.
★ you can also bring copies of your
books, pamphlets, bookmarks, magnets, or
other things with your cartoons, to give
to patients (or books to donate to their
library) if you wish. (Library
donations to a VA hospital can be tax
deductible to you, by the way.)
So, please let me
know soon if you can attend on April
22 and send you bio and a bit of your
cartoon art to me so I can forward it
for their PR posters. Thanks so much
for reading all this! Call or
email. Thanks, again!
Illustration Reubens Judging @ Polly's
Sunday, March 4th
Compliments of Mark Szorady!
Meeting went well - pictures to come
Posted - here it is!)
Rich Diesslin's New Book!
to Lunch - Cartoons with an Appetite for
Over 170 of Rich's OTL cartoons.
Full Color eBook and b/w Paperback, p92,
another way you can sell your books
right from your own website with a link.
Takes a bit of study and some help from
their people to get it going right but
the result is pretty nice-looking.
The minimum price for things is
$4.99 there. They take a small % of each
sale. If you're selling lots of books
that might be worth it. -Dan
Earl Musick's 7 seconds of fame (14:53
I did a
video clip for a guy I know at the Academy
Awards. GMA saw it and they said they
loved it and wanted to use the clip, but
when they aired it they cut my 40 second
video down to 7 seconds. Oh well. The full
version is going to be on ABCNEWS.com and
may be a promo for the Oscars.
know that I was only on Good Morning
America for a few seconds, but I was on
with ELVIS, Lisa Marie, and Lady Gaga. I
am still claiming this as being too cool
for Earl and the full version should show
up again somewhere on ABC. -Earl
Link (click here)
Collin New BLOG!
The Great Lake Chapter members might be
interested in following Dayrll's new blog,
It'll be about whatever is on my mind.
Cartoon related and otherwise.
Collins New E-Book!
Dan Collins marks his debut in
e-publishing with a collection of some
of his most notoriously funny cartoons
from 34 years in magazine gag cartooning.
Only $2.99 wherever ebooks are sold.
That Will Send Me Straight to Hell
GLC members and friends are
invited to the Dayton Art Institute
Norman Rockwell Show and lunch at
the Pauers’, on Saturday, January
Click for details at www.daytonartinstitute.org
Please join the Great Lakes
chapter of the National Cartoonists
Society as we travel to Dayton to take
in "American Chronicles: The Art of
Norman Rockwell." The exhibition at
the beautiful Dayton Art Institute
includes 42 original works of art, as
well as a complete set of Rockwell's
323 Saturday Evening Post cover
tearsheets. It's all a terrific
presentation. For more exhibit
information, see www.daytonartinstitute.org/
Frank and Janet Pauer will
host, beginning any time after 11 a.m.
at their home, (email Frank
if you need the address or
directions). Lunch will be at noon,
followed by a brief meeting. We'll
make the 10-minute drive and gather at
the DAI at around 2 p.m. Members can
then take as much -- or little -- time
as they like at the museum, and you'll
leave for home from there. Or back to
Frank and Janet's, in case you want to
look at some more cartoon art.
Please RSVP to Polly Keener,
GLC Chair, at 330-836-4448 or email@example.com. We
need your answer no later than Monday,
January 16 so
that we can accommodate everyone for
Lunch will be on the chapter's
dime; DAI exhibit admission for
chapter members is $13 each.
Frank suggests car pooling if
you have a long drive to make, to add
extra fun to your trip!
This is a great show
, hope you can join us!
University of Dayton Magazine took
top honors in the 2011 Pride of CASE V
program, which recognizes
outstanding work in public relations, alumni
relations and development in a six-state
region. It won a gold award for alumni
magazines of its size.
cartoon of Rudy Flyer, the
University's mascot, won a bronze award for
best illustration. Frank Pauer, art
director and member of the National
Cartoonists Society, created the
illustration for a University of Dayton
Magazine feature about the Tampa Bay
here for full article)
You are Invited to Participate in the 9th
Annual Cartoon Days of Christmas (TCDC)
Rich Diesslin hosts this annual tribute to
Christmas over on his web site. For
if you are interested. ;)
Earl Musick's New Book
Cartoonists Society Brings
Comic Relief and Illustration ...
19, 2011) – National
(NCS) member Todd Clark (“Lola”)
joined fellow illustrators
morale boosting USO/Armed Forces
(including Paul Combs) ...
Come see the NCS - GLC Booth (hosted
by Earl and Rich), along with other
GLC exhibitors including Dan Collins,
Steve Boreman, Jeff Smith and more!
book signings for “The Pajama
October 5 at 6:30 pm at Barnes &
Noble at the Great
Mentor, OH 44060
Saturday, October 22 at 1-3
pm at The Learned Owl Book Shop in Hudson
204 N Main Street
Hudson, OH 44236-2826
purchase my book at either event and
have it signed, or you can bring
your previously bought book (from Amazon,
& Noble, or my website) and
I’ll be happy to sign it there as
Mike and I really
hope you can make it to one of these
events. If anything, it supports our
local bookstores. It also helps
support this starving artist (I’m
craving carbs as we speak).
Thanks so much!
Terri Libenson (Davis)
This is something new we
started. It has been fun
building the web site and the
electric guitars. Check out
the rumored stories for each
guitar and follow the blog for
the Guitar Hunter's
adventures. Tell EVERYONE our
new site loves traffic and
-Tony & Vickie
Own a custom
Tony Cochran. The
musician, band, or
Mark your calendars for
Please join the NCS Great
Lakes Chapter and friends
All the Best,
on Saturday, September 17, 2011
for two special events!
A Show Opening and Special Reception
for Roy Doty's wonderful illustrations
from 3:00 – 4:30 PM at the Billy
Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
of Ohio State University 27 West 17th
Avenue Mall, Columbus, Ohio
Then, continue the festivities with a
delicious celebratory dinner
at Schmidt's Historic German Village
Restaurant, 240 East Kossuth St.,
from 5:00 to 8:00 PM during which we
will toast, thank, and congratulate
both Roy Doty
and Lucy Shelton Caswell on their
many, many achievements including this
year's top awards from
the National Cartoonists Society, the
Gold Key Award (Cartoonists Hall of
Fame) for Roy and the
Silver T-Square Award for Lucy.
Come and join the fun: there will be
favors, door prizes and more!
Roy Doty Show & Reception: no
Dinner at Schmidt's: $16.50 per person
inclusive. Cash bar.
Please reply by September 10th.
Checks for dinner should be mailed to
Polly Keener at Pollytoon@aol.com
Note: Great Lakes Chapter members may
also receive this invitation by "snail
mail" with a reservation
tear-off form but, if you don't
receive that, feel free to send a
reply and reservation anyway.
New REUBENS Pictures by Whitney
And Jerry Dowling's Reubens BLOG starts
Libenson Has a Book Out!
Details Here -
It’s official! The first book
compilation of Pajama Diaries strips is
now available to order (no more pesky
“The Pajama Diaries:
can be purchased at Amazon
, Barnes & Noble
Dick Dugan Passes at 85
Long time GLC/NCS member Dick
Dugan died on April 16, at age
85. Dick was a charter member of
the Chapter and a well-known former
sports cartoonist at the Cleveland
Plain Dealer. The funeral was
today in Eastlake, Ohio.
Notes could be sent to Mrs. Jean
by email request) and, if you
wish, contributions are directed to
Hospice of the Western Reserve, 300
WWast 185th St., Cleveland, OH 44119
Category Awards Finalists Announced:
the main NCS
page for details but
congrats to our own Dan Collins in the
and Jared Lee for Book Illustration!
Earl Musick's New Book
BEE OF GOOD CHEER
Dowling Has some New Books Out!
Individually they are;
DRAWING SUPER WARS
DRAWING THE BIG RED MACHINE
New Web Site!
- Issue 6 features a multitude of
Mikes: new profiles (that's interviews
and art galleries) of Mike Arnold,
Mike Cope, Mike Edholm, Michael
Jantze, Mike Lynch, Michael Maslin and
Michael Ramirez; Cartoonist Surveys
conducted by David Paccia with Mike
Marland and Mike Shapiro; a "True-Life
Adventure" told by Mike Mignola.
Photo reports share John Read's "One
Fine Sunday in the Funny Pages"
travels to Disney ToonFest and Omaha,
Nebraska, and his visit to the Cartoon
Library at Ohio State University for
the Sunday Funnies stamps
articles/columns contributed by
Richmond, R.C. Harvey, Jim Ivey, Rich & Neil
Diesslin and John Hambrock!
Tony Cochran on TV
a link to the early release
broadcast of Tony
Cochran, cartoonist of Agnes,
on Writers Talk on The Ohio Channel.
The online early release on this
link is the same as the upcoming TV
Here: Check out "The Ohio
Channel | Media" TV video
TV air date is:
Thrusday February 24, 2011
4:00 PM on The Ohio Channel
The Ohio Channel is:
992 on Time Warner,
150 on WOW, 190 on Insight
Cochran & Agnes on radio
January 17 @ 3:30PM.
TV later this month
Nice note for
was on the radio,
including online, on
Writers Talk on Monday
January 17 @ 3:30 PM. WCRS
radio is 98.3 and 102.1 FM
in Ohio and is also
online. It was a really
An very short exerpt will
be on Wednesday January 19
@8 PM on WCBE radio which
is 90.5 in Ohio and is
Just wanted to thank you for the Ed Black’s
Cartoon Flashback page on cartoonist Roy
Hearn (updated in 2005). Roy Hearn was my
uncle, so reading the tribute and looking at
all the cartoons were a real joy.
An Interview with Christian
Cartoonist Rich Diesslin
For me, I'm a member of the National
Society and several online groups in
linkedin and facebook. By far the NCS is
more useful than the others ...
Rich has an
iPhone App! ;)
The Mobile Gospel by Rich Dieslin at http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/mobile-gospel/id409877719?mt=8#
New Web Site
Jeff Stahler's page:
Dave Coverly's page:
When I asked
what it was all about Jeff said that he
was just asked to participate, but doesn't
know any of the details. (Note to self -
try to work more business deals with Jeff
...<g>). Very little information is
available on the site but this is what the
"about us" sections says ...
The Cartoonist Studio as a way to bring us
closer to the fans who enjoy our funny
little drawings--those characters and
scribbles that make our cartoons come to
life. They live, breathe and occupy a
place in our lives...kinda like our
children or our pets or our alter egos
(except the last one doesn't need feeding
or bathing). Our fans know our cartoons
and now we want them to know us. In other
words, The Cartoonist Studio provides
one-stop shopping to get personally
involved with all your favorite
cartoonists and cartoons."
So in other words .... we aren't
telling. Anyway, it's a nicely done
web site. Check it out!
2009 - 2010
News Callout for
The deadline for chapter news to the NCS
Cartoonist is December 12.
Please phone, send, or e-mail
news of special things you are doing (and
photos, if you have them) for our chapter
news – as soon as you can!
Can’t promise Frank will use all
the news, but we can submit it anyway.
Frank has done another super job including
many shots from the FCA, with Ron's
Caricatures and lots of other good stuff!
Magazine is out!
Ron's sketchbook of the main speakers at
the Festival of Cartoon Arts is Amazing -
GLC's Ron Hill
Caricatures the FCA!
Photo Page here!
GLC's Dave Coverly
and several other NCS cartoonists
make a USO trip to Kuwait and Iraq.
here for the basic information!
Godspeed you guys!
to run at OSU during the Festival of
Cartoon Arts. It will be on
display throughout the student union
from October 9th to 17th. This is
John Read's exhibit of original Sunday
cartoon art on loan from many syndicated
John does the Stay Tooned magazine
and is a member of the NCS.
CONGRATS to all AWARD WINNERS at the
Did you go? Got stories? Got photos?
Send post them and send us your links (here)!
Congrats to our own Frank Pauer for
another super issue of Cartoon!st
Great Lakes Chapter
was held on
Sunday, August 29th, at Jeff Stahler's
house! A great time was had by all who
attended. Pictures to come.
Awesome home, great food, good time!
Welcome to incoming
Chapter Chair Polly Keener and Vice
Chair Earl Musick.
Thanks to outgoing
Chairman Craig Boldman and VC Daryll
Collins for their many years of service!
me any additional photos you want
Traveling Road Show!
See the nice write-up
Alan Gardener provided for John Reed's
traveling exhibit of Sunday Originals
2010 Festival of Cartoon Art -
October 14-17, 2010
Attached is a press
release about the 2010 Festival of Cartoon Art,
which the chapter will be involved in.
Also, a festival website has been
BSA 100 - A BIG THANK YOU to GLC
member's Tony Cochran, Dave Coverly
and Frank Pauer for participating in
the 100 Years of the Boy Scout of
America nod to scouting.
the first to step up, followed closely
by Dave. Once a few step forward others
are more willing to do so. Thanks to
Frank's announcement in the Cartoon!st
magazine Marcus Hamilton of Dennis the
Menance (daily) and Ron Ferdinand
(Sundays) joined in. Add to that Chad
Carpenter (Tundra), Mason Mastroianni
(BC), John Hambrock (Edison Lee), and
Mark Parisi (Off the Mark). A last
minute edition was Mic Mastroianni and
Jeff Parker (Wizard of ID).
The following note was sent to me by
Karen O'Connell (and Patrick
McDonnell) and I thought I would send
it on for those who might be
Karen O'Connell wrote:
Institute approached Patrick with the
idea of having cartoonists commemorate
a special anniversary for Jane Goodall.
July 14 is the 50th anniversary
of her first setting foot in Gombe National
will be doing a special MUTTS strip
for July 14 to commemorate this day
and, at the institute’s request,
invites all cartoonists to consider
participating in their own way as
well. Can you send this out to
the syndicated NCS members?
Some additional details:
July 14, 2010 marks a
monumental milestone for the Jane Goodall
Institute (JGI) and its founder, Dr.
DBE. Fifty years ago, Goodall, who is today a
conservationist and UN Messenger of
Peace, first set foot on the shores
of Lake Tanganyika, in what is now
National Park. The chimpanzee
behavioral research she pioneered
there has produced a wealth of
scientific discovery, and her vision
has expanded into a global mission
to empower people to make a
difference for all living things.
And here’s a link for
an interview with Jane about the
Thanks Jeff for all you
Mutts Studios, LLC
Video of the
February's Chapter Meeting!
Thanks to Marilyn Collins for the
February's GLC CHAPTER MEETING
PHOTOS - Click Here!
You guys might want to
make a note of this: just across the
river in Huntington, W. Va, their museum
is hosting what looks like might be a
pretty good show. Click on the graphic
novel link at http://www.hmoa.org/
-Best, Frank (Pauer)
Note: Oh they can display
them, but can they judge them in 5 days!
Attached is a press
release about the 2010 Festival of Cartoon Art,
which the chapter will be involved in.
Also, a festival website has been
Video of the
February's Chapter Meeting!
Thanks to Marilyn Collins for the
February's GLC CHAPTER MEETING
PHOTOS - Click Here!
You guys might want to make a note of
this: just across the river in
Huntington, W. Va, their museum is
hosting what looks like might be a
pretty good show. Click on the graphic
novel link at
-Best, Frank (Pauer)
Note: Oh they can display
them, but can they judge them in 5 days!
Going Strong ...
Click for Details
A BIG THANK YOU to GLC member's Tony
Cochran, Dave Coverly and Frank Pauer
for participating in the 100 Years of
the Boy Scout of America nod to
Tony was the first to step up, followed
closely by Dave. Once a few step forward
others are more willing to do so. Thanks
to Frank's announcement in the
Cartoon!st magazine Marcus Hamilton of
Dennis the Menance (daily) and Ron
Ferdinand (Sundays) joined in. Add to
that Chad Carpenter (Tundra), Mason
Mastroianni (BC), John Hambrock (Edison
Lee), and Mark Parisi (Off the Mark).
If you are interested, there are still
For more information click here and/or
contact me (Rich)
GLC CHAPTER MEETING
SUNDAY, FEB. 21 - 1:00 p.m.
Claddagh Irish Pub
Columbus, OH - Polaris Parkway - Map
8745 Sancus Blvd
Columbus, Ohio 43240
Phone: (614) 885-0100
Fax: (614) 885-0957
Many of you will remember this location
from our previous dinner
meeting there. It was very popular, so
we're going back to check out
how they are for lunch. It'll be
individual checks, off the menu.
On the program will be a multimedia
presentation / career overview by
chapter co-chair/two-time Reuben
Division winner Daryll Collins! This
is not to be missed, so, uh, don't miss
Also, many of us are disgruntled about
the chapter's exclusion (again!)
as judges in this year's Reubens, so
this will be our occasion to vent
Also, the usual GLC Raffle, show of art
(bring your latest!), etc.
Please RSVP so we can give the
restaurant a head count.
Help the Hodges ...
Starts on January 21st!
2010 - NEWS FROM THE
NCS Division Awards - Call for
Details - http://www.reuben.org/news/