Anne Hambrock has started up a Kickstarter Project to help fund her second annual Kenosha Festival of Cartooning. She tells me that a lot of her donors and sponsors have seen funding cuts and are unable to contribute this year. This new fundraiser will start April 19 and run through May 22. The goal is to raise $10,000.
So far the line-up for the festival includes Stephan Pastis (Pearls Before Swine), Michael Jantze (The Norm and Jantze Studios), Dave Coverly (Speed Bump), Greg Cravens (The Buckets), Norm Feuti (Retail and Gil) with Tom Racine of Tall Tale Radio fame.
Here’s her description:
The Kenosha Festival of Cartooning is a 3 day festival of live presentations, workshops, panel discussions and community outreach by some of the nation’s top cartoonists. The funds raised will be for the appearance fees, travel and lodging expenses of the artists and will allow the Festival events to be completely free to the public. The funds raised will also pay for publicity materials for the festival.
I believe cartooning is a wicked cool art form and have dedicated myself to providing opportunities for the comic reading pubic of all ages to meet the artists behind the laughter. Who would pass up the chance to meet Charles Schulz or Walt Kelly if they were alive and attending festivals like this one?