As requested by no less than Richard Thompson, here are pictures from the recent Funny Times subscriber party in Arlington, which featured the first Irving Award presented to Matt Wuerker. The Irving Award is named in honor of publisher Ray Lesser's father, and his large collection of trophies, that Ray intended to regift, but never quite got around to. I'd like to thank Ray for making me welcome, and to note that I retroactively became a subscriber, especially since the magazine supports our local cartoonist Matt.
Matt and the hat.
Cartoonists Matt Wuerker, Bill Brown and Joe Sutliff.
Ray Lesser presenting the first Irving Award to Matt.
Matt admiring his award.
Lots more pictures are here.