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Kenosha Festival of Cartooning schedule

This one got past me. If you’re in the greater Wisconsin area, please carve out some time to visit the second year Kenosha Festival of Cartooning. It’s a great line-up. Festival runs Thursday, September 27th through Saturday, September 29th.

Here’s the preliminary schedule:

Thursday 9/27

8:00 am Interview with Greg Berg of WGTD for the Morning Show.
All artists.

9:50–11:30 am Classroom lecture at Carthage College. Not open to the public.

2:00–4:00 pm Lectures at Carthage College and the University of Wisconsin Parkside. Not open to the public

6:30 pm John Hambrock Kenosha Public Museum (Free & Open to Public)
John will officially open the festival and introduce the evening’s speakers.

6:45 pm Dave Coverly Kenosha Public Museum (Free & Open to Public)
Behind the scenes of “Speed Bump”.

7:30 pm Michael Jantze Kenosha Public Museum (Free & Open to Public)
Behind the scenes of “The Norm” and Jantze Animation Studios.

8:15–9:00 pm Dave Coverly and Michael Jantze will sign books and the gallery show "More Than Funny will be open to the public in the Museum’s South Gallery. Kenosha Public Museum (Free & Open to Public)

Friday 9/28

8:45–10:20 am Class lecture at Carthage College. Not open to the public.

9:00–11:00 am Outreach to Children’s Hospital. Not open to the public

1:30–2:45 pm Assembly for KUSD high school art students. Not open to the public.

7:00 pm Hilary Price Kenosha Public Museum (Free & Open to Public)
Behind the scenes of “Rhymes With Orange”.

7:45 pm Greg Cravens Kenosha Public Museum (Free & Open to Public)
Behind the scenes of “The Buckets”.

8:30–9:00 pm Hilary Price and Greg Cravens will sign books and the gallery show "More Than Funny will be open to the public in the Museum’s South Gallery. Kenosha Public Museum (Free & Open to Public)

Saturday, 9/29

10:00 am –12:00 pm Cartooning Class for ages 10–16. Taught by guest artists. Open to the public but registration is required and a fee payable to the Kenosha Public Museum will be charged.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm Rotating artist demonstrations in the Museum’s “Artist Studio” Kenosha Public Museum (Free & Open to Public)

1:30 2:45 pm Panel discussion with Stephan Pastis, John Hambrock, Hilary Price, Dave Coverly, Greg Cravens, Phil Hands, Norm Feuti, and Michael Jantze – moderated by Tom Racine. Kenosha Public Museum (Free & Open to Public but seating is limited and advance registration will be required.)

3:00–3:45 pm Norm Feuti Kenosha Public Museum Behind the scenes of “Retail” and “Gil”. (Free & Open to Public but seating is limited and advance registration will be required.)

3:45–4:30 pm Stephan Pastis Kenosha Public Museum Behind the scenes of “Pearls Before Swine”. (Free & Open to Public but seating is limited and advance registration will be required.)

4:30–5:00 pm Stephan Pastis and Norm Feuti will sign books. Kenosha Public Museum (Free & Open to Public)

6:00–8:00 pm Silent Auction to benefit Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s Kenosha Clinic. Rhode Center For The Arts. (Free & Open to Public) The auction will feature original art by each of the guest artists as well as the art of many other well known comic artists. There will be a catered reception at this event and the artists will be there to draw and sign for festival guests.

Community Comments

#1 Tom Falco
August/21/2012
@ 9:26 am

CU there!

#2 Bruce Quast
August/21/2012
@ 8:15 pm

I attended this event last year and it was fantastic! I’m looking forward to going this year. I’d recommend it to anyone in the Midwest who is interested in cartooning or comic strips.

#3 Jeff Knurek
August/22/2012
@ 1:53 pm

I’ll pick up Jelly Belly’s and cheese on my way up.

#4 Anne Hambrock
August/23/2012
@ 4:36 pm

Alan, thanks for posting this!

There are a few small changes (this was a preliminary schedule) and I have updated the schedule on the festival website.

The start times for the first presentation each day remain the same but the start times for later presentations may be slightly fluid as we move out of audience Q & A from one presenter and into the next presentation.

Please keep this in mind if you are attending and plan accordingly.

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