Sunday, August 02, 2009

08/02/09 - Lousiville Cartoonist Society

There's a new comic creator group in Kentucky!

The Louisville Cartoonists Society!

I had heard about this group when I was in Louisville last May for the excellent WonderFest convention. There, by chance I bumped into Jason Guest who was also visiting the artists alley. After I introduced myself and gave him a CCG card he told me about the newly formed Louisville group. Fellow Louisville artist, Joe Welsh, whom I already knew from his participation in our 2008 CCG/LexArts Comic Art Show, confirmed this in an email conversation.

I later managed to track down Ted Lee Nathanson (the organizer - and artist for the cool zombie pic gracing this post) on Facebook and we have since continued a friendly email exchange. Below is a quote from one of those emails that briefly explains the group's purpose:
Our (the Louisville Cartoonist Society) goals are:
1) to encourage and critique each other's work- and create the kind of conditions that help creators finish projects.
2) to promote and show work together as a group- create an outlet for people's work
Ted started this group earlier this summer (in May) and their fourth meeting is coming up this Monday, August 3rd in (of all places) Louisville! Here's the info cut and pasted from their site:
Next Meeting: 7:00PM MONDAY AUGUST 3RD @ RAY’S MONKEY HOUSE on Bardstown Road- so decided because they serve both coffee and beer. Pick your Poison and Bring your Sketchbook, we’re doing a drawing Jam! No theme, but it’s been suggested that you should bring an image or phrase to throw in an idea pile. I like this a lot, and instead of explaining what I think an idea pile should be, I’m gonna leave it up for interpretation.
Looks like they are off to a great start! I wish Ted, Jeremy, Jason, Joe and all the other LCS members (whom I hope to meet soon!) all the best and look forward to some exciting collaborations between the two groups and even more great comics coming from the bluegrass state!

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