Cartoonists Unite for St. Jude Kidsby GoComics
On Thursday, May 26, dozens of cartoonists will meet in Memphis for the 70th annual National Cartoonists Society Reuben Awards. Before the awards ceremony that weekend, their first stop will be at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
"We have invited the artists who are attending the NCS conference to sit down with patient families and draw works for them to take home, with the hopes that the experience brings them some joy despite their very difficult circumstances," said Steve McGarry, leader of the National Cartoonists Society Foundation.
That night, guests will get the chance to mingle with the cartoonists for dinner, a silent auction and entertainment. The fundraising event is open to the public. Cartoonists attending include:
Jeff Keane - Family Circus
Patrick McDonnell - Mutts
Lynn Johnston - For Better Or For Worse
Jerry Scott - Zits, Baby Blues
Rick Kirkman - Baby Blues
Mike Peters - Mother Goose & Grimm
Stephan Pastis - Pearls Before Swine
Bill Morrison - The Simpsons and Disney artist
Steve McGarry - Minions, Badlands, Biographic, TrivQuiz, Kidtown
Tom Richmond - Mad Magazine
Robb Armstrong - JumpStart
Hilary Price - Rhymes with Orange
Greg Walker - Beetle Bailey
Greg Evans - Luann
Mike Luckovich - Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist
Rick Stromoski - Soup to Nutz
Maria Scrivan - Half Full
Luke McGarry - Sad Chewie
Lincoln Peirce - Big Nate
Greg Cravens - The Buckets
Michael Ramirez - Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoonist
Jason Chatfield - Ginger Meggs
Ed Steckley - humorous illustrator
To attend, purchase tickets here.
Visit the NCS website or click here for more information about the event.