Wednesday APRIL 8, 6:30 PM
guest speaker - artist Frank Mutascio
cartoonist, graphic illustrator, flash animator
"How to use your art to make money
and be found online"
Bring food - see your Wheel O Food assignment (below)
Show off - your portfolio
Get mentored - Bring your latest cartoon effort
Members = Free,  Students = free.  Visitors = $5
San Diego Blood Bank 440 Upas Street, San Diego, CA
(map below)
APRIL 2009
Cartoonists Day,
SD Blood Bank and ALL
BB Branches!

May 13 Wednesday
annual 'Toon In Party
Jack White's Magic
4275 University Ave, SD,

June 10, Wednesday
Lucus Turnbloom -
cartoonist, lecturer

July 22-26 Comic-Con

July 23, Thursday
NCS/SCCS Comic-Con
Kick Off Party
Buster's Beach House
807 W Harbor Drive

North County Meetings
6 PM
2/19, 3/19, 4/16, 5/21,
6/18, 7/16, 8/20 -  G'ma
BB's Hilltop Restaurant  
539 Vista Bella,

August - vacation - NO

September 9 -
Dave Kellet -
cartoonist, blogger, author
SD Blood Bank

October  14 -
live model
SD Blood Bank

November 11 -
Andy Mitchell -
cartoonist, illustrator,
SD Blood Bank

December - 9
Annual Holiday Party
Jack's Magic and Toy

ALL with SCCS logo
From T-shirts to G-strings, of
course!  Let's go shopping!  
7901 Frost Street, room 314
San Diego, CA 92123
(visiting hours LIMITED)
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Veterans Home of California
Unit 300   Room 604A
100 East Veterans Pkwy
Barstow, CA  92311
760. 252.6205

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Lalo Alcaraz

Steve Breen

Daryl Cagle

Harry Hammernik

Steve Kelley

Frank Mitchell

Batton Lash

Tom Richmond

Trina Robbins

Tom Sito

Photos from March 2009 meeting with
guest speaker Frank Mitchell
(click to enlarge photos)

SCCS Braintrust!
L to R
Paul Gringle, the late, great Paul (Aquaman) Norris, Jim
Whiting, Charlie Roberts at the SCCS Cartoon Gallery in
Grandma's Hilltop Hideaway Restaurant in Oceanside
taken, October 2007

San Diego Blood Bank
Wheel O' Food

How the Wheel works:  If your last name
is Eisner, bring cold soda, water
"  ZAP ! POW ! BAM !"
Comic Book Art Exhibit in L.A.
by Charlie Roberts  

Subtitled " The Superhero:

The Golden Age of Comic Books,  
1938-1950 ", anyone with an interest   
in the art and history of early  
superheroes in comic books will enjoy
the nationwide traveling exhibit
currently at the Skirball Cultural Center
located just off the 405 freeway at
2701 North Sepulveda Blvd. in Los

The exhibit runs through August 9,
2009. Hours are Tuesday- Friday
Noon to 5, and 10 to 5 on Saturday
and Sunday. Admission is $ 10; $ 7 for
Seniors and full time students; and
FREE ADMISSION is offered every

The Skirball is also a museum of
Jewish history with many historical
displays.  David Siegel, noted collector
who has been  responsible for getting
major Golden Age comic book artists
to Comic-con International over the
last 17+ years,  invited my wife Joan
and I to go with him this past Thursday
March 5. Needless to say, Any trip with
David is an adventure unlike no other

The foundation of the exhibit is the
Golden Age original comic book art
collection of Jerry Robinson, one of
Bob Kane's first assistants on Batman
in 1939. Jerry saved many originals
from the trash can, in the days when
comic book art was casually thrown
away as having no value after
publication. Jerry created the first
drawing of the Joker, which is on
display, and also named Batman's
sidekick Robin (hmm....wonder where
that name came from ).

Heritage Galleries originals and art
from collectors Ethan Roberts and Keif
Fromm are also included.    Mark
Evanier had an excellent talk with Jerry
on stage, then Jerry stayed to sign
copies of the exhibit catalog.  As a
collector, seeing the original art was
the icing on the cake. Joe Shuster,
Fred Ray, Will Eisner, Lou Fine, Mort
Meskin and others key artist-creators
are represented with prime examples
of their work.

We All owe Jerry Robinson a debt of
gratitude for having the foresight to
save this important art for future
generations. Attached are images of
the Skirball promotional card, and a
photo of Jerry and Joan ( both
Excellent  Originals !).   Go to or call 310-440-4900
for more information.  
From Wardell Brown:
I'm proud to announce the
completion of my new book, War!
Veni, Vidi, Vector: From Pencil to
Vector. It features the vector
cartoon art I have been crafting
the last 11 months. Get a preview
of the book,
here. I will send word
when it goes on sale.

All this and more once you dare to
enter Hogan's Alley, on sale now.

The latest of many by Stan Yan!

The Brinkley Girls, a celebration of
be announced shortly.
be announced shortly.

About Nell Brinkley:

For over thirty years Nell Brinkley’
s beautiful girls waltzed, vamped
and shimmied their way through
the pages of William Randolph
Hearst’s newspapers, captivating
the American public with their
innocent sexuality.

In 1907, at the tender age of 22,
Nell Brinkley came to New York to
draw for the Hearst syndicate.
Within a year, she had become a
household name. Flo Ziegfeld
dressed his dancers as “Brinkley
Girls” in the Ziegfeld Follies. Three
popular songs were written about
her. Women, aspiring to the
masses of curly hair with which
Nell adorned her fetching and
idealized creations, could buy Nell
Brinkley Hair Curlers for ten cents
a card. Young girls cut out and
saved her drawings, copied them,
colored them, and pasted them in

Nell Brinkley widened her scope to
include pen and ink depictions of
working women. Brinkley used her
fame to campaign for better
working conditions and higher pay
for women who had joined in the
war effort, and who were suffering
economic and social dislocation
due to acting on their patriotism.
Unlike most of her
contemporaries, she drew women
of different races and cultures.

Today, except for a small group of
avid collectors, she is unjustly

But no longer. The forthcoming
Fantagraphics Books publication
The Art of Nell Brinkley collects
Brinkley’s exquisitely colored full
page art from 1913 to 1940. Here
are her earliest silent movie serial-
inspired adventure series,
“Golden Eyes and Her Hero, Bill;”
her almost too romantic series,
“Betty and Billy and Their Love
Through the Ages;” her snappy
flapper comics from the 1920s; her
1937 pulp magazine-inspired
“Heroines of Today.” Included are
photos of Nell, reproductions of
her hitherto unpublished
paintings, and an informative
introduction by the book’s editor,
Trina Robbins.

Retired cartoonist and current
comics historian Trina Robbins has
been writing graphic novels,
comics, and books for over 30
years. Her subjects have ranged
from Wonder Woman and the
Powerpuff Girls to her own
teenage superheroine, GoGirl!,
and from women cartoonists and
superheroines to women who kill.
She lives in a moldering 103 year
old house in San Francisco with
her cats, shoes, and dust bunnies.  
for newspaper panel cartoons
Werner Wejp-Olsen
for gag cartoons!
and to
Benita Epstein on
her becoming one of the
Six Chix!
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