Showing posts with label Cartoons and Cocktails. Show all posts
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Friday, November 22, 2013

Last night's Cartoons and Cocktails auction

The annual Cartoons and Cocktails charity auction was last night. I bought some art, and was a B-list local celebrity auctioneer with A-List cartoonist Matt Wuerker.


More pictures are here.

101_7303 Steve Sack (r)

You'll have to go to Ohio's Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum to see a good collection of catalogs from previous years. I've given them the 2012 and 2013 catalogs which haven't been cataloged yet of course.

101_7308 Steve Sack's Obama painting

101_7320 Cartoonists in Action by Sack Sutliff Wuerker Hagen Shansby Artley

101_7331 Staake

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Young D.C.'s editorial cartoon auction ends tomorrow

Unfortunately, today was the first I'd heard of it.

Young D.C.

Less than 24 hours left to bid in "YDC Drawn to the Screen" – our first online auction of editorial cartoons

The Young D.C. Auction closes on June 13, 2013 at 3:00 PM EDT.

If your heart is set on a special item, you have less than 24 hours to win.

Check Out These Great Buys...
You can still bid on any of the special items in our auction right up to the final seconds of this exciting event. Every tick of the clock brings us closer to the deadline, 3 p.m. Thursday. This may be your last chance to win unique artwork, perhaps at a truly affordable price.
As long as you don't miss out on your heart's desire or a great bargain, our teens won't miss out on fully funded summer and fall programs. We all appreciate your support so much, so BID NOW!

Spread the word and we'll thank you even more
Remind your friends the end is almost here! Just Refer your Friends so they have the chance to offer their support and get some great last-minute deals.
Don't Forget: Every bid supports the work Young D.C. does with diverse groups of teens from the metro D.C. area.

Your Bids Help Channel Youthful Energy into Lasting Civic Engagement

Whether you're looking for something unique for yourself, searching for a gift for a special someone, or looking to add an adventurous icebreaker to your office wall, you're sure to find something in our auction. Every bid helps support First Amendment education for teens who publish their own newspaper.
YDC activities contribute to our vision that metro area teens will grow into media savvy adults who embrace the freedom and responsibilities of citizenship, enjoy journalism and reject demagoguery. After 22 years, Young D.C. knows bringing together teens from every quadrant of the city and the surrounding counties to create their own newspaper really does enhance lives–in teen years as well as the years that follow.
Make Your Bid to Support Young D.C. It exists to create opportunities for young people from diverse backgrounds to work together to develop a responsible, independent media voice. Your bids ensure that we will continue to meet this mission and realize our vision. 
We wish you could glimpse into our newsroom: Young D.C. was a beehive Monday. A rising senior at a small private school, taught HTML for updating to three teens from campuses east of the Anacostia River and near RFK Stadium. These four teens would otherwise never work together. Today they know working together productively overrides any differences that might interest demographers, but shouldn't inhibit cooperation. In decades to come they may share a work environment or a voting precinct with the same fine results we witnessed.
Last January, two other teens who hadn't previously met worked on stories about Supreme Court decisions that broadened, then curbed freedom of speech for teens. They met Mary Beth Tinker of Tinker v. Des Moines (1969) and a lawyer who worked on Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier (1988).
As this week progresses, three teens are writing in the newsroom about HIV education, access to Plan B and the quality of high school fitness programs. A dozen more are working on elements of Young D.C.'s summer issue and relating their progress via email and social media.

Bid on Collectible Gems that Resonate
with Today's Headlines

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Bill Whitehead "I want your calling records for the last six months!"
This ink on 11" x 8.5" paper original shows a figure from the NSA addressing a kid with a can-and-string telephone. The figure says, "Hey, kid! I want your calling records for the last six months." Published in the Kansas City Business Journal in...
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Deb Milbrath POTUS GOP Compromise
Signs of the times: President Obama offers "compromise," GOP elephant offers "pro 'me.'" Original ink on paper cartoon by Deb Milbrath. Dimensions: image is 11.5" x 8.5" (with matting 16" x 13") Published June 29, 2011 by
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Dick Locher on North Korean Nuclear Threat
This color print of a 2010 editorial cartoon by Dick Locher (born June 4, 1929), reminds us the more things change, the more they remain the same. Dick Locher won the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning. It's a missile log roll featuring...
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Peters (yes, Mike Peters!) Helms Freezes Over
Great example of how action stops in the U.S. Senate. What we saw in 1997 can be just as true today, although the characters have changed. Sen. Jesse Helms (R-NC) blocked Pres. Clinton's nomination of Gov. William Weld (R-Mass.) to be ambassador ...
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Friday, October 29, 2010

Beeler tops Cartoons & Cocktails auction updated

Steve Artley went to Cartoons & Cocktails last night and tells us, "Nate Beeler stole the show with one of his toons auctioning for 2100 buckeroos. That is a record for the C&C event. Actually, yours truly held the record for a few years at $1750, but am happy to pass the baton to the next generation of political renderers."

Nate says the cartoon that sold is his September 1st one, pictured above. You can see all his cartoons at the Washington Examiner site, which even though I'm a friend of his and opposed to the Examiner's political stance, I must say are excellent.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Oct 28: KAL on Kojo at 1 pm

Kevin 'KAL' Kallagher, Baltimore's crack editorial cartoonist, will be on the Kojo Nnamdi Show at 1 pm discussing political satire. I believe he also will be appearing at Cartoons & Cocktails tomorrow evening. I'm now thinking I really should have accepted that invitation to go....

Mark Fiore interviewed by Comics Riffs

Michael Cavna got an interview with Mark Fiore up before his talk at Georgetown University tonight. I attended the talk and enjoyed it. I'll try to post some highlights tomorrow before Fiore attends the Cartoons & Cocktails auction, where as you'd expect, if you attend you can bid on editorial cartoons. Mark's also got some DVD collections of his animation for sale, if you ask him.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Cartoons and Cocktails tomorrow night

I'll be at Cartoons & Cocktails on Thursday night as Nate Beeler's guest. Or date. We're still negotiating.

Anyone else going?

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Oct 23: Cartoons and Cocktails

Sylvia Smith
President, National Press Club
Michael Ramirez
Winner, 2008 Pulitizer Prize for editorial cartooning
cordially invite you to

Cartoons & Cocktails
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008
National Press Club Ballroom
6 p.m. – Silent auction
7 p.m. – Live auction

Wall Street? Obama? Palin? McCain? – and Two Wars?

With so much news this year, we have a bumper crop of editorial cartoons for the 21st Annual Cartoons & Cocktails, the nation’s top cartoon auction. Come bid on your favorites and meet many of the cartoonists who will be drawing live for our special Art-In-Action feature.

Auctioneers include Michael Phelps of The Washington Examiner (our media sponsor), Bob Edwards of XM Radio and NPR, Sari Horwitz of the Washington Post, Harry Jaffee of Washingtonian Magazine, Derek McGinty of WUSA-TV 9 and Mike McCurry of Public Strategies.

Cartoons & Cocktails is a major fundraiser for three great causes:

* Young D.C., the independent newspaper by and for teenagers from the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia, and its First Amendment programs.
* Cartoonists Rights Network International, which assists editorial cartoonists around the world who are persecuted because of their commentaries.
* The Eric Friedheim Library at the National Press Club, its awards and scholarship programs.

Tickets are $50 each and include drinks and hors d’oeurves
Can’t attend? Choose your cartoons (after Oct. 18) and bid at

Purchase your tickets through the National Press Club. Call 202-662-7501.
Charged tickets can be picked up Oct. 23 at the Cartoons & Cocktail will-call desk.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Cartoons and Cocktails event being advertised

This is from yesterday's Examiner. Note Nate Beeler's artwork - I guess he donated it for auction. He doesn't usually part with it, so this might be rare.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Beeler, Herblock cartoons auctioned at Cartoons and Cocktails

See "Yeas & Nays: Cartoonists enjoy evening in the sun" by Jeff Dufour and Patrick Gavin, Washington Examiner October 5, 2007.

Nobody invited me as their date, so this is the first I've seen of this. Good work, Nate! Anybody who was there (Nate?) want to post a few details? The menu? Risque stories?