Mike Ritter memorial set for Atlanta next Tuesday

For those in the Atlanta, GA area, there will be a memorial for GA Voice art director and former AAEC president Mike Ritter who passed away on Sunday. “A CELEBRATION OF MIKENESS” will be held Tuesday, April 8, 5 p.m. at Atlanta Botanical Garden, Trustees Garden. Event will feature music, cocktails and stories.

I’m told that the Ritter family has requested that in lieu of flowers, those wishing to express condolences should make a donation to either the The John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health or Freedom to Marry, the campaign to win marriage equality nationwide.

On a related note, Arizona Republic editorial cartoonist Steve Benson honored his friend and fellow Arizona cartoonist with a special cartoon that ran on Tuesday.