The next “Cartoonists Draw Blood” American Red Cross blood drive is October 26, 2019 at 8213 Linton Hall Road, Gainesville, VA from 9AM to 2PM. All blood donors receive a complimentary cartoon sketch by a Washington, DC area cartoonist.
The National Cartoonists Society is delighted to announce that it has chosen the city of Huntington Beach, California, to host the inaugural NCSFest, a celebration of comics and cartoon art from all over the world. Based on the comic art festivals that are hugely popular in Europe, the festival will be held over the weekend of May 17-19, 2019.
Hundreds of the world’s most celebrated creators are expected to attend the three-day event, participating in seminars, exhibitions, workshops, panel discussions and signing sessions, the vast majority of which will be free to the public. Downtown Huntington Beach will be the setting, with all events staged beachside, on the iconic pier, at the city’s Arts Center and library and in local hotels and businesses, all within easy walking distance.
A new exhibition by Carolyn Belefski is open at the Ridgetop Coffee & Tea Art Gallery, Sterling, VA. The show features 16 "Curls" comic strip prints and 15 original ink art pieces that will be on display until November 30.
A “Meet The Artist” event takes place on November 18 from 9AM to 12 Noon and will feature comic books, original art, buttons, prints, and other rare items available for purchase. Carolyn will be available to autograph items and visitors will have the opportunity to buy affordable art and gifts in advance of the holiday shopping rush.
21631 Ridgetop Circle, Sterling, VA 20166