Friday, June 20, 2008

National Cartoonists Society Visits Veterans in US and Abroad

Tom Richmond has the story on his blog:

"The National Cartoonists Society and the National Cartoonist Society Foundation has been working with “Broadside” (Naval Times) cartoonist Jeff Bacon and the USO on a great program that brings cartoonists from various areas to military hospitals and medical centers for them to meet, talk with and draw for U.S. veterans who are convalescing from injuries sustained in defense of our nation. It’s an inspired and inspiring program, and many cartoonists have visited injured veterans in many U.S. military hospitals around the country.

"This fall the NCS and the USO are sponsoring the first cartoonist trip outside the U.S. for this purpose."

The tentative line up of cartooning luminaries:

  • Jeff Keane (Family Circus)
  • Mike Peters (Mother Goose and Grimm, editorial cartoonist)
  • Mike Luckovich (editorial cartoonist)
  • Stephan Pastis (Pearls Before Swine)
  • Rick Kirkman (Baby Blues)
  • Walt Handelsman (editorial cartoonist)
  • and of course, Tom Richmond
The NCS began when a group of cartoonists got together regularly to visit VA hospitals in the NYC area over 50 years ago.


Mark Anderson said...

Is Mike Peters gonna fly everyone over there?

Seriously, this is really great!

Mike Lynch said...

I'm hoping someone will live blog from the trip, and maybe send on some video.