This past weekend (September 17-19) was an exciting time to be a comic fan in Kenosha, Wisconsin!
The 5th annual Kenosha Festival of Cartooning welcomed presentations from several internationally known cartoonists. Mark Anderson (Andertoons), Darrin Bell (Candorville, Rudy Park), Mark Tatulli (Heart of the City, Lio) and Jan Eliot (Stone Soup) were among the elite. It was, as Tatulli put it, “a magic lineup of talent:”
The festival was also packed with fans eager to hear from the creators:
In-depth panel discussions were lead by Tall Tale Radio host Tom Racine, and were followed by time for fans to score an autograph and chat with the artists behind some of their favorite comics.
In addition to cartoonist presentations and a panel discussion, the festival also offered a gallery show, specialty beer tapping event and a kids’ art class.