Kenosha Festival Of Cartooning!

September 15th, 2011 | Posted in General

I’m in the lovely town of Kenosha, Wisconsin, right now taking part in the first annual Kenosha Festival of Cartooning. As you can see from the poster above, there is a pretty terrific line-up of cartoonists speaking and participating in panel discussions over the three-day festival. Things actually kicked off yesterday, but I did not participate in any of the public presentations. I spoke to an illustration class at Carthage College. Some of the students didn’t even fall asleep . . . or maybe they just didn’t snore. Anyway it was fun and we did a little drawing at the end.

Today I will be part of a radio interview with all the cartoonists with host Greg Berg¬¨‚Ćof WGTD on the Morning Show, and tomorrow I will be part of a panel at 1:00 pm called “Marketing Yourself As An Artist In The Digital Age“¬¨‚Ć with Tom Bancroft, Sandra Bell Lundy, John Hambrock, and Paul Gilligan at the Carthage Student Center Auditorium. Then at 7:00 I will be doing a presentation entitled “Cartooning For The Troops”¬¨‚Ć at the Kenosha Public Museum, where I will share pictures and stories about being a part of some USO cartoonist tours to Germany, Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan. These and most other functions for the festival are free and open to the public.

John’s wife Anne Hambrock has done an outstanding job putting this festival together. Kudo’s to her and the generous hospitality of the people of Kenosha. They must know I am a Green Bay Packer fan.


  1. Kenny Durkin says:

    Came up from Florida to visit my family (who live in Kenosha County) and attend the festival. Can’t wait to stop by and say “hi” to you tonight!

  2. Nice meeting you in person, Tom. Best of luck with the book!

  3. jjackle says:

    Was Weezer there?

  4. Sorry to have missed it, but I’m still mending from the surgery. Bancroft will knock it out of the park, I’m sure!

  5. Joe Groshek says:

    Hey Tom, Sorry I missed it, I was in WI but up in Appleton at the time of the festival, I did hear a snipet of your radio interview they played it on WTMJ (AM Milwaukee station) and they gave the Festival a real good shout out. GO PACKERS!


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