-- and I'll be interviewing Garry Monday night on Northern Stage at the Briggs Opera House! I'm prepped and, needless to say, I'm honored. Should be a lively evening!
"Garry Trudeau, creator of the Pulitzer Prize winning political cartoon Doonesbury, is making a rare public appearance on behalf of The Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction Vermont on October 22, 2007..." The evening event is sold old, but there may still be seating available for the fund-raising dinner.
Garry is spending Monday morning with the students -- and exclusive, not-open-to-the-public one-on-one session -- a session I won't be missing, either. All in all, this is a tremendous event for all of us at CCS, and Garry's commitment to the school, the students -- the next generation of cartoonists -- and the comics medium is amazing.
Furthermore, Garry has generously donated a Doonesbury original (pictured above, from his recent spring 2007 'Vermont Town Meeting' sequence) to the CCS fundraising effort; CCS launched this online auction earlier this week (on the 17th), so you've got plenty of time to bid:
ORIGINAL COMIC BY GARRY TRUDEAU
Original comic art donated by Mr. Trudeau to be auctioned online. The piece comes professionally framed in a black metal casing and white and black matting, compliments of Junction Frame Shop.
Size of original framed:
12 1/2" x 22 1/4"
DATE AUCTION BEGINS: Wednesday, October 17
DATE AUCTION CLOSES: Tuesday, October 23
For those who care, the autumn colors are at peak here in mid-state VT. It's been a leisurely, lovely fall thus far, but the brilliant oranges, reds and yellows are setting the hills and mountains 'aflame,' and it's a treat to drive to and from work and errands daily. So, heads up, eyes open.
I'll be posting off and on this week (and likely not at all this weekend) as I've been invited into a book project with Chris Golden, and pouring all my free time into that effort for the near future. I'm also working on a new comic story for an anthology my amigo Cat (aka Cayetano Garza) is pulling together for spring 2008 publication. Needless to say, my time Monday is pretty tight, too, with Garry coming to town... it's all good, but it will keep me off daily blogging for a stretch.
Have a great weekend, one and all --