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News briefs for September 23, 2009

Comic Strips

» Dear Mexican defends Garfield’s use of the sombrero.

» The first ever exhibit of creator Sandra Bell-Lundy’s original artworks will be on display at Artway Gallery in Brampton, Ontario just west of Toronto, from October 31 to November 27, 2009.

Editorial Cartooning

» Pulitzer Prize-winning seattlepi.com editorial cartoonist David Horsey will be the featured speaker at the University of Washington’s 26th Annual Freshman Convocation Sunday.

Graphic Novels

» Marjane Satrapi will be speaking at the main branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia tonight, at 7:30, to launch of the library’s “One Book, One Philadelphia” year-long program where everyone in the city is encouraged to read Persepolis, her brilliant memoir about growing up in Iran. This is the first time the has chosen a graphic novel for this annual event.

Community Comments

#1 Mike Cope
September/23/2009
@ 5:55 pm

Yay, Sandra!! Brampton is just a few stone skips across the lake :)

#2 Chris Fournier
September/24/2009
@ 12:13 pm

Hey Mike, that’s what I was thinking too! :)

#3 Mike Cope
September/24/2009
@ 4:20 pm

Chris, we’re planning on bringing our little one to the meet-and-greet event on Saturday, November 14. Sandra’s talk starts at 1PM, so I’m guessing we’ll stop at the food court for some lunch before heading over.

Give me a shout, and we can setup a “reunion” :)

#4 Chris Fournier
September/25/2009
@ 12:25 pm

Sounds like a great plan! We’ll definitely be there!

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